The dream that was Mars has become a nightmare for the children born there.
To save New Troy from falling birth rates, Asher Radescu secretly clones people in the back of his old truck. To save New Troy from despair, Claudia Cruz hosts the most popular racing show on two worlds. And to save the city from destruction, they’ll rally persecuted cloners, resurrected colonists, and racing celebrities to fight homicidal AIs.
HEIRS OF MARS follows the lives of six men and women through the final days of the first war on Mars, a war between humans, machines, and the resurrected souls who aren’t truly one or the other.
A man who clones elderly doctors and engineers.
A dying woman trying to avenge her daughter’s death.
A clone who has no memory of her donor’s life.
A clone who wants to change the memories she has.
A woman who will do anything to protect her home, especially its children.
And a synthetic soldier who refuses to fight.
But even if they survive the war, there is no escape from the red planet.
About the Author
Joseph Robert Lewis’s debut novel follows a decade of writing and publishing about military theory and history, software development, politics and economics, and the personal stories of soldiers, adventurers, and entrepreneurs.