I’ve always had a soft spot for novels about the exploration of Mars. I’ve been intrigued about the goings-on of Robin Parrish‘s mind since I read The Dominion Trilogy. (Links to my reviews of those novels can be found by clicking on For Readers in my header, then to Other Writers’ Little Worlds. Scan on down.) Even though Offworld was classed as a thriller (and reading Parrish’s other novels, I had an idea what to expect) I needed to read it.
Parrish did not disappoint. To read my review for the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance tour of this same book back in July, click here.
When Commander Burke and his team return from a mission to Mars, they discover that every person on the planet has disappeared. It seems their new mission is to learn who or what is behind this, and whether humanity’s tenancy on Earth can be restored.
What is it about Mars that catches our attention? I’m not sure. I guess it is the only planet we can even begin to comprehend colonizing. Everywhere else is too far or too obviously inhospitable. You ever think about going to Mars?
Here’s a list of the other tour participants:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen (posting later in the week)
John W. Otte
Rachel Starr Thomson
Rachel Starr Thomson says
This was my first novel by Robin Parrish, but I’d like to read The Dominion Trilogy. Actually, what really excites me is his comic books. Yes, I am a geek :).
I also found the Mars aspect of the story really appealing. The world of 2033 as depicted in “Offworld” was totally believable (well, except for all the people disappearing — I assume that won’t actually happen), and I loved the idea of a Mars landing that soon.