The Music of Mars–Peter Konklin’s Side

Peter Konklin shares his perspective:

Twelve years ago the government stole my Mars division after a small, unfortunate accident. That now-independent company, MarsVantage, is striving to prosper.

And it’s mine, regardless of what the government thinks or what the incorporation papers say.

Back then, I couldn’t stop the government, moved by the public outcry over the accident, to split MarsVantage away from my company. Now, I’m going to get them back. I paid a lot of money for representatives and senators, and I’m going to get a return on that investment.

Whatever scheme Chuck and MarsVantage have concocted–hiring an archaeologist, on Mars–I’ll ensure nothing comes from it.

By whatever means necessary.

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The Music of Mars–Chuck’s Story

Chuck O’Donnell shares his perspective:

Lately, I’ve been watching Washington, D.C. close in on my company, MarsVantage. Bumping up the export fees to and import fees from Earth were straightforward, directly affecting the bottom line.
Their other tactics, however, were more creative, like enacting the Space Transport Safety Act requiring significant upgrades to all space-going vehicles. Earth columnists are suggesting financial audits, safety audits, and compliance audits. More expense for a marginal benefit.
These actions weren’t mindlessly or randomly undertaken. No, my competitor, Peter Konklin of Peter Konklin Interplanetary, wants to take over MarsVantage and gain an immediate presence on Mars. And he’s using every ounce of pull and influence with the government and the media, and who knows what else to accomplish his goal.
On the advice of my closest friend and engineering manager, Frank Brentford, I hired an archaeologist to help us unlock a revolutionary energy source hidden in a remote cavern.
And what she found along the way could change everything for us…

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The Music of Mars–Frank Speaks

Frank Brentford shares a few thoughts:

I lived on Mars my entire life, learned engineering from my dad, and work my way to engineering manager in MarsVantage. When going through my dad’s things, I found a crystal fragment that generates electricity when submerged in water according to his handwritten journal.

With a new, local energy source, we can import fewer fuel cells from Earth, which lowers our reliance on Earth and allows us to expand the company.  To accomplish all of those goals, I need to gain access to a cavern full of the crystal–Marsium121.

My problem is a locked door-like structure with odd symbols in a cave fronting the cavern, and it’s the only practical way inside. Nothing is ever easy on Mars.

I need an archaeologist…

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Book Signing

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On February 7th, I’ll have my first solo book signing at Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA at 5 p.m.

If you’re local, check out the comics, collectables, and my book.

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The Music of Mars–Gretchen Speaks

Gretchen Blake shares a few thoughts:

I came to Mars, eager to return to Earth as soon as I deciphered strange symbols in a remote cave. My employer, MarsVantage, hired me for my archaeological experience.
Truthfully, my professional skills helped, but not as much as my project leader, Frank, anticipated. The true catalyst behind solving the problem was my love of music. Not only do I love live performances, especially those of Magda Carr, whose repertoire spans centuries, I love to play guitar myself. I’ve been playing since grade school.
This experience allowed me to translate the symbols and discover a treasure, one that changed my destiny as well as my employer’s. Now, I never want to leave Mars.

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Free Short Story-A Pound of Cure

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The Music of Mars Final Proof!

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At events, I’ll have my novel cover enlarged to help get customer attention.

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That’s a beginning. I have a another surprise or two in mind, also.

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It Snows on Mars!

Before dawn this morning, I topped off the gas tank and bought a Starbuck’s mocha. My dash read 5 degrees. In western Northern Virginia, we experienced the bomb cyclone temperatures but missed out its snowfall the hit the east coast.

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