The Doomed Colony of Mars is a science fiction adventure book for kids that continues the adventures of Maurice Haberman, a young boy growing up in a frontier mining colony which began in Maurice on the Moon.
In this realistic science fiction book, Maurice and his ecologist mother are shanghaied into going to Mars to try and save the Eureka Colony, which is on the verge of ecological collapse. On the way to Mars, Maurice meets Shannon Kappel, the daughter of an Irish flight engineer who has also been recruited in the rescue effort. Sparks fly as the cultured girl from Ireland meets our frontier boy from the Moon!
On Mars, Maurice becomes convinced that the problems plaguing the colony are not just accidents; he begins to see spies and saboteurs around every corner. Could someone living in this remote colony hundreds of millions of miles from Earth really be trying to destroy the environment upon which all their lives depend?
Mars is a challenging environment for Shannon, who has never been to space before; and for Maurice, who has never spent much time on a planet with real weather. Can they survive Martian storms and dust devils as they explore craters, ancient lake beds, and the fabulous Mariner’s Valley on Mars?
Maurice continues to look for evidence of sabotage, but there doesn’t seem to be any motive for one of the colonists to destroy their own home, and no one is quick to believe a notorious prospector and buggy pirate from the Moon! The tension mounts as Maurice and Shannon continue to explore; Maurice could be right about the saboteur – dead right!
The Doomed Colony of Mars is the second book in The Maurice Series, a science fiction series of books geared towards teens. If you’re looking for more fantasy fiction for teens, also read the first book, Maurice on the Moon. Also check out the newly released third book, Crisis on the Far Side.
The Doomed Colony of Mars can currently be purchased only on Amazon.
Below, you can read the first chapter of the book.