Red Planet Blues (Hardcover)
Ace Books, 9780425256824, 356pp.
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
Alex Lomax is the one and only private eye working the mean streets of New Klondike, the Martian frontier town that sprang up forty years ago after Simon Weingarten and Denny O Reilly discovered fossils on the Red Planet. Back on Earth, where anything can be synthesized, the remains of alien life are the most valuable of all collectibles, so shiploads of desperate treasure hunters stampeded to Mars in the Great Martian Fossil Rush.
Trying to make an honest buck in a dishonest world, Lomax tracks down killers and kidnappers among the failed prospectors, corrupt cops, and a growing population of "transfers" lucky stiffs who, after striking paleontological gold, upload their minds into immortal android bodies. But when he uncovers clues to solving the decades-old murders of Weingarten and O Reilly, along with a journal that may lead to their legendary mother lode of Martian fossils, God only knows what he ll dig up...
*"The Globe and Mail.
About the Author
Praise For Red Planet Blues…
Praise for Robert J. Sawyer “A writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation.”—The New York Times “Cracking open a new Robert J. Sawyer book is like getting a gift from a friend who visits all the strange and undiscovered places in the world. You can’t wait to see what he’s going to amaze you with this time.”—John Scalzi, author of Redshirts “Robert J. Sawyer explores the intersection between big ideas and real people.”—Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo Award-Winning Author of A Bridge of Years “Sawyer is producing some of the most intelligent sci-fi out there...Complex characters and complex ideas are interwoven into a narrative that draws the reader into the world that Sawyer has created.”—The Maine Edge (Bangor, Maine) “When people call science fiction a literature of ideas, they mean Robert J. Sawyer.”—SciFi Magazine