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In the Shadow of Deimos

A Terraforming Mars Novel

Published by Aconyte
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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Mars is the new frontier for humanity, as we launch an epic saga of inspiring planetary exploration set in the award-winning Terraforming Mars boardgame

Mars, 2316. The recently created Terraforming Committee arbitrates the dramatic development of Mars by powerful rival corporations. When a rogue asteroid crashes into a research center and kills its lone technician, the fragile balance between corporations is shattered. The World Government’s investigation into the accident reveals a multitude of motives, while a corporation insider stumbles on a dark conspiracy. Two Martians with very different agendas must navigate a trail of destruction and treachery to uncover the truth and expose those responsible, before Mars falls to Earth’s corruption. As lines blur between progress and humanity, Mars itself remains the biggest adversary of all.

JANE KILLICK is an author and journalist who juggles working for BBC Radio with a lifelong passion for science fiction. Alongside several series of original SF novels, she has also written numerous behind the scenes books, including Stasis Leaked Complete, a guide to TV show Red Dwarf, and a series on Babylon 5.

“A crunchy, engaging brain-burner with amazing theme in an unusual setting. Terraforming Mars is a perfect way to spend your downtime while waiting for a real opportunity to visit the Red Planet.”

Ars Technica


– Ars Technica

“The game absolutely nails its theme, and its blend of cooperative outlook and competitive urges means it’s a tight, tense experience the whole way through.”


– Kotaku