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Acclaimed author Emma Newman returns to the captivating Planetfall universe with a standalone dark tale of a woman stationed on Mars who slowly starts to doubt her own memories and sanity. After months of travel, Anna Kubrin finally arrives on Mars for her new job as a geologist and de facto artist-in-residence. Already she feels like she is losing the connection with her husband and baby at home on Earth--and she'll be on Mars for over a year. Throwing herself into her work, she tries her best to fit in with the team. But in her new room on the base, Anna finds a mysterious note written in her own handwriting, warning her not to trust the colony psychologist. A note she can't remember writing. She unpacks her wedding ring, only to find it has been replaced by a fake. Finding a footprint in a place the colony AI claims has never been visited by humans, Anna begins to suspect that her assignment isn't as simple as she was led to believe. Is she caught up in an elaborate corporate conspiracy, or is she actually losing her mind? Regardless of what horrors she might discover, or what they might do to her sanity, Anna has find the truth before her own mind destroys her.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 203 x 21mm | 287g
  • Ace Books
  • English
  • 0399587322
  • 9780399587320
  • 1,234,879

About Emma Newman

Emma Newman is an author and a professional audiobook narrator, narrating short stories and novels in all genres. She also cowrites and hosts a Hugo nominated podcast. Emma is a keen role-player, gamer and designer-dressmaker.show more

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Praise for the Planetfall novels "Cathartic and transcendent."--The New York Times "Exceptionally engaging...A vivid, riveting read."--The Washington Post "Gripping and sorrowful, this imaginative story is a satisfying return to Newman's future of greed and hope."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A thrilling tale of murder, mystery, and madness...Will keep you riveted until the very last page."--Kameron Hurly, author of The Stars Are Legion "Emma Newman creates addictive page-turners."--Starburst Magazine "The murder investigation will intrigue readers, while the overall feeling of something more sinister happening keeps the pages turning until the unexpected conclusion."--Booklistshow more

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