Landon Trine's latest update for First on Mars

Aug 4, 2016

The time has come! Please share this however you see fit. Thank you for your help!

"First on Mars," a hard science-fiction novel about the first manned mission to Mars in 2031, is taking pre-orders.

What’s the deal? Inkshares is like a kickstarter for books. First on Mars will be open for pre-orders until midnight August 31st 2016. If it reaches the goal of 250 orders, it will be polished and published by Inkshares.

Extras: (you can only get these if you pre-order)

  • An ebook and updates from the author.
  • A chance to win a copy of “The Martian” (whichever you prefer: book, DVD, or Bluray extended edition).
  • A signed paperback and mission patch if ordering a physical copy.
  • Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to the tune of at least $250.
  • The author’s gratitude forever.

There are only 28 days left in the campaign!


“With a three dimensional world and compelling characters, First on Mars draws reader in with its narrative structure. […] Add in a mystery to keep the pages turning and this book is sure to delight!” – STEPHEN CARIGNAN

“I’ve been craving optimistic near-future pro-science scifi, especially regarding space exploration. […] So yeah, sign me up!” – JOANNA LYNN BROSIUS CHAPLIN

“A brilliant start to this story, and I cannot wait to read the rest […] so let’s get this funded!” – MICHAEL HAASE

“I love this book!” – JOY A LAM

“I love it. Such a great opening, with clear, concise writing” - BRYN HAGAN

“First on Mars begins with a bang, and doesn’t let up.” - ALEXANDER ZERO

Please pre-order First on Mars to help bring this book to life! Here’s the link:

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