Last Contact on the Red Planet is the first novel written by Mark R. Perkins and is the first part of a proposed two part storyline. The human race has begun an incredible mission to visit other worlds and attempt to terraform them so that they can live on these worlds of wonder. As it is still the early stages of this journey away from Earth, their beautiful home planet, the entire process is still strictly only theoretical and experimental at this point in time so progress is a little slow at the moment. This is why Mars was the obvious first choice to be the first world where humans would make their attempts to creating an atmosphere of any kind that they could live in. A number of bases were built on the famous red planet, each with their own special uses and missions to aid in creating the atmosphere. These missions ranged from creating breathable air and clean water to trying to make it possible to have sustainable plant life on Mars to use as crops. Each of these bases maintained constant radio contact with each other and mission control back on Earth.One of these bases is Purity Beacon which specialises in the creation of clean, drinkable water. Purity Beacon had two processes to creating water. Firstly, they extracted ice from the north polar ice cap to see if they could purify it which is how the base was given its title. The second method which was much more dangerous and time consuming was by carefully combining oxygen with hydrogen. Once enough water was created and collected, Purity Beacon was to launch a large amount of it into the Martian sky in an attempt to create rainfall which would aid in sustaining plant life on Mars. This was one of the most important bases on Mars and a base that the human race could not afford to lose under any circumstances if this mission was to be successful.Unfortunately, everyone’s worse fears had began to come true as Purity Beacon had suddenly become radio silent without any kind of explanation as to why communications had been halted. The only available clue was that Alpha Base, the commanding base on Mars had recieved a final message from Purity Beacon that had created concern which Alpha Base had then sent to Earth for review. In the radio message, it was stated that Purity Beacon had found something and whatever it was that they had found, it was killing everyone. The last part of the message stated “Don’t trust any…” before the radio message became constant nerve wrecking sounds of uninterrupted static. Desperate to find out what has happened to Purity Beacon, Earth sends a team mixed with 3 scientists and a small group of military personel to investigate. But when the team arrives in Purity Beacon, they discover that the investigation mission will actually be a mission for their own survival.Last Contact on the Red Planet is the story of the investigation filled with many unanswered questions and a desperate fight to survive. This story promises to keep readers guessing and contain a number of unexpected twists that will leave readers shocked.
Last Contact on the Red Planet is a sensational, original and stellar science fiction tale laced with thriller themes that will take you on a wild but entertaining journey you will not forget. The reader in Last Contact on the Red Planet will be shocked and thrilled from the start thanks to the novel’s action-packed and compelling moments that will stay in readers’ minds for a long time. When I read the description of Last Contact on the Red Planet I was instantly hooked and wanted to know more. I adore science fiction tales but only if they are unique and original and not generic, and Last Contact on the Red Planet seemed that way from the description so I was excited! Now that I have finished reading Last Contact on the Red Planet I can happily write that it is unique, brilliant, and worthy of everyones read! That is why I already have to recommend this book to you lovely readers, however if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about the sesantioanl Last Contact on the Red Planet!
Last Contact on the Red Planet is a unique, thrilling, and captivating science fiction tale that will take you on a journey like no other. The reader in Last Contact on the Red Planet, will learn of a mission, by humanity, to visit other worlds and terraform them and the first planet they try is, of course, Mars. It is here, that individual stations are built, each of which has a special mission. One of them is called the Purity Beacon and this is considered to be the most important as it looks to bring clean, drinkable water to Mars as well as to create rain which would be a key step in terraforming the world. However, as the novel progresses, the reader will learn that the Purity Beacon has gone silent and their last transmission to Alpha Base warned of something sinister, something they found that was killing people and they finished their message with “Don’t trust any…”.
This shocking and worrying transmission forces Earth to send three scientists to Mars along with elite military personnel to find out what has happened. However when they arrive, it will soon become a mission to survive and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Last Contact on the Red Planet!
The story of Last Contact on the Red Planet captivated me from the beginning. This was thanks to the book’s sharp opening that had me hooked and intrigued. The author Mark R. Perkins, does a fantastic job of thrusting his reader into the action early on. This, in turn, made me read in a frenzy as I was desperate to know what would happen on the mission as well as what truly happened to Purity Beacon. This alone shows us that Perkins knows how to hook his readers and keep them entertained from the start and that is why I think Last Contact on the Red Planet should belong on every reader’s bookshelves!
Mark R. Perkins is an excellent writer who knows how to entertain and hook his readers quickly. As I previously mentioned, Perkins thrusts his readers into the thick of the drama early on and it made for a sensational start to an overall sensational novel. I personally love the approach of thrusting readers into the novel quickly because what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with Perkins, the reader will not encounter this issue because Perkins instantly develops his characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Overall Last Contact on the Red Planet is a sensational, thrilling as well as captivating story that will thrill you from start to finish and that is why I award this stellar read five stars! So if you are a reader who loves science fiction novels and thrillers, then this book is for you, so do not miss out on the chance of reading it!
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