After a century of struggle, the terraforming of Mars was intended to bring peace and prosperity to the colonists of the Red Planet, but while the planet may be livable, humans bring their own chaos
On Mars, terraforming breakthroughs leave citizens dreaming of a transformed planet. However, when a contaminated ice asteroid puts water supplies in peril, the dream quickly shatters. Professor Zambrotta “Zammi” Kaspar is tasked to investigate a fatal crash on a remote ice asteroid, but he never expects to discover his missing sister there as an indentured worker for the Mining Guild. As the siblings reconnect and dig deeper into the mystery of the contaminated water, they both discover a personal legacy of secrets and loss over competing visions for the future of humanity. Can they unite to reveal the truth behind the water contamination before their dream of a terraformed Mars evaporates into the newly formed atmosphere?
M. DARUSHA WEHM is the Nebula Award-nominated and Sir Julius Vogel Award-winning author of the interactive fiction game The Martian Job, as well as the science fiction novels Beautiful Red, Children of Arkadia, The Voyage of the White Cloud, and the Andersson Dexter cyberpunk detective series. Their mainstream books include the Devi Jones’ Locker YA series and the humorous coming-of-age novel The Home for Wayward Parrots. Darusha’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in many venues, including Terraform and Nature. Originally from Canada, Darusha lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending several years sailing the Pacific.
"At its heart, it's a story about family and trust, twisted together with tiny details that make this near-future world feel as real and lived-in as a small town"
– Kara Dennison, on Shores of a New Horizon
"From the first chapter I was hooked. Wehn’s writing is fantastic and really evokes the dangerous and limited setting of the space colonies"
– A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives, on Shores of a New Horizon
“Shores of a New Horizon is a thrilling and hugely entertaining road trip through a future-Mars undergoing a terraforming transformation. Wehm deftly weaves together technology and science, corporate intrigue, family drama, daring detective work, a gripping a heist, and a satisfying sense of humor as we follow two estranged siblings through the domed cities and bumpy backroads of the Red Planet. It’s the kind of science fiction story that makes you want to travel the solar system, and maybe even ride a rover to Valles Marineris.”
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