The human race is at a crossroads. In the coming years, we will make decisions regarding our human spaceflight program that will lead to one of two familiar futures: the open universe of Star Trek, where we allow ourselves the opportunity to spread our wings and attempt to flourish as an interplanetary species - or the closed, dystopian, and ultimately self-destructive world of Soylent Green. If we ever hope to live in the future that is the former scenario, our first stepping stone must be a manned mission to Mars.
"Great look at why we're not on Mars"
Dictated through the mediumship of J. L. Kennon, Eros Urides describes his beautiful Martian homeworld where loving Martians, living the Christ-Life, enjoy a perfect utopian socialist society. Earth is becoming a menace to neighboring planets. The Martians are concerned. But rather than send invading fleets of heat-ray wielding giant tripods, the Martians want to help.
The sun's family of planets become a familiar place in this personal account of the lives of other worlds. Sobel explores the planets' origins and oddities through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history. This intimate account is filled with fascination, beauty, and surprise.
"Superb story of our changing views of the planets"
In this exciting follow-up to How Mother Nature Flowered the Fields, Mother Nature finds herself faced with an even bigger problem, as the population on Earth begins to show signs of a future predicament. Scientists are looking for other places besides Earth for mankind to live. They have recently discovered that water may have existed on the surface of Mars, and that the water may have gone below the surface.