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The New Martians: A Scientific Novel By Nick Kanas,

  • Title: The New Martians: A Scientific Novel
  • Author: Nick Kanas
  • ISBN: 9783319009742
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • The year is 2035, and the crew from the first expedition to Mars is returning to Earth The crewmembers are anxious to get home, and ennui pervades the ship The mood is broken by a series of mysterious events that jeopardize their safety Someone or something is threatening the crew Is it an alien being A psychotic crewmember A malfunctioning computer The truth raisesThe year is 2035, and the crew from the first expedition to Mars is returning to Earth The crewmembers are anxious to get home, and ennui pervades the ship The mood is broken by a series of mysterious events that jeopardize their safety Someone or something is threatening the crew Is it an alien being A psychotic crewmember A malfunctioning computer The truth raises questions about the crewmembers fate and that of the human race.In this novel, the intent is to show real psychological issues that could affect a crew returning from a long duration mission to Mars The storyline presents a mystery that keeps the reader guessing, yet the issues at stake are based on the findings from the author s research and other space related work over the past 40 years The novel touches on actual plans being discussed for such an expedition as well as notions involving the search for Martian life and panspermia.The underlying science, in particular the psychological, psychiatric, and interpersonal elements, are introduced and discussed by the author in an extensive appendix.Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program For over 20 years he conducted research in group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts He is the co author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award.Dr Kanas has presented talks on space psychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and World Con science fiction conventions He has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction He is also the author of Star Maps History, Artistry, and Cartography and Solar System Maps From Antiquity to the Space Age, both published by Springer.
    The New Martians A Scientific Novel The year is and the crew from the first expedition to Mars is returning to Earth The crewmembers are anxious to get home and ennui pervades the ship The mood is broken by a series of mysterious

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    1. I feel like I shouldn t like this book, but I do, and I think it comes down to reading format It s not a bad book, but it s not a good book, unless circumstances give it a boost The plot is essentially that astronauts on their way home from a semi disappointing trip to Mars Yay, Mars Boo, they didn t find any life encounter things going awry in their ship computer and their crewmates DUN DUN DUUNNNN The back of book blurb makes it sound like it s a mystery what s happening, and sure it s a myste [...]

    2. The book overall I thought was good It was interesting to see psychological problems play out in space.The characters were a little cliche, but it worked well Being a scientific novel , the ideas and problems that the crew faced were believable The scene when one of the characters first starts acting strange is very creepy The science at the end was quite interesting as well, if you want to know a few facts and ideas behind the story Most of the science at the end is referenced for further readi [...]

    3. Like I wish I hadn t correctly expected would be the case when a scientist who studies and publishes about the psychological issues of space travel, this novel is l8ng on ideas but short on execution From characters that are really just background sketches and job descriptions to dialogue that is even stilted when it isn t just a series of exposition dumps, this book is irredeemable as a piece of fiction As a thought experiment is maybe ok I d suggest slipping the fiction and just skipping to t [...]

    4. Something wants to harm the crew members of a six person team who are on a long return journey to Earth from Mars Is it a disturbed crew member, an alien life form they might have picked up, or the CARs computer system that runs most areas of their ship Or something else entirely The author, Dr Kanas, is an esteemed space psychologist of 40 years Having recently interviewed him about his research, I was very eager to give this book a go The novel is his attempt to take what he has learned during [...]

    5. I was worried because it had an abstract at the beginning And I thought it was going to read like a journal publication Fortunately, it turned out better than that, good enough to keep me interested.But never enthralled I don t regret reading it, but it just wasn t very exciting The author needs a lot work on making dangerous scenes compelling and exciting.

    6. The science is interesting and there s a half decent plot, but the characters are poorly drawn and prone to spouting exposition Potentially big, emotional moments are ruined by stilted dialogue and a lack of depth.

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