Red Planet Blues

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

Red Planet Blues

by Robert J Sawyer

Penguin Canada | March 25, 2014 | Trade Paperback

Red Planet Blues is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
Robert J. Sawyer presents a noir mystery set on a lawless Mars in a future in which  everything is cheap and life is even cheaper...

The name’s Lomax—Alex Lomax. I’m 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 here in the Great Martian Fossil Rush.

I’m trying to make an honest buck in a dishonest world, tracking down killers and  kidnappers among the failed prospectors, the corrupt cops, and a growing population  of transfers—lucky stiffs who, after striking paleontological gold, upload their minds  into immortal android bodies. But when I uncover 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 I’ll dig up…

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1.2 in

Published: March 25, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143180118

ISBN - 13: 9780143180111

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

save 13%

  • In stock online

$12.28  ea

Online Price

$13.50 List Price

or, Used from $26.97

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from An 'out-of-this-world' mystery novel Overall, this book succeeded in giving you the 'feel' that you are on a futuristic planet Mars that's been 'lived-in' and this adds to the atmosphere of the story. Red Planet Blues is an extension on a previous short story written by Robert J Sawyer, with the first 10 chapters covering the short story, and the remaining part of the book covering an extension of sorts of the original story. Well written and while it's not a mind-blowing novel, if you like a decent mystery, detective story, this will be a fairly good read with some interesting concepts to think about such as what would it be like if we could live forever. I'd give it 3 out of five for the mystery part and 4.5 out of 5 for the creativity.
Date published: 2013-05-04

– More About This Product –

Red Planet Blues

by Robert J Sawyer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1.2 in

Published: March 25, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143180118

ISBN - 13: 9780143180111

From the Publisher

Robert J. Sawyer presents a noir mystery set on a lawless Mars in a future in which  everything is cheap and life is even cheaper...

The name’s Lomax—Alex Lomax. I’m 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 here in the Great Martian Fossil Rush.

I’m trying to make an honest buck in a dishonest world, tracking down killers and  kidnappers among the failed prospectors, the corrupt cops, and a growing population  of transfers—lucky stiffs who, after striking paleontological gold, upload their minds  into immortal android bodies. But when I uncover 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 I’ll dig up…

About the Author

Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives in  Mississauga with his wife, poet Carolyn Clink. He has won  both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel. The ABC TV  series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name.

Editorial Reviews

“Mars comes to rich life in Sawyer’s hands. This is a complex, imaginative story firmly based on Earth’s red neighbour and its unique circumstances—and its own brand of murder.” - The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon)

“In Red Planet Blues, [Sawyer] has successfully used his wealth of science-fiction lore to create an intriguing mystery novel, one that is bound to have readers hoping for more.” - Waterloo Region Record