Project Mars

Humans terraform and colonize Mars with the help of aliens from Kentaurus Prime

Fire, Blood, and Pain on Mars

Victor At 25km high and 264km in diameter, Olympus Mons is the largest mountain in the solar system and the second largest in the known galaxy after 4Vesta. After the humans of Earth had dropped a hydrogen bomb into this,…

Cowboys and Aliens

Cowboys and Aliens Vic, Sasha, and Kevin had been riding for several hours without a single interesting thing happening when Sasha called for break. “Hold!” Kevin and Vic both turned around, surprised, to see what she needed. It had been…

The Labyrinth of Night

Journal of Kevin Hendricks Day 27: Noctis Labyrinthus,  2 days SSE of Tholus County Made camp an hour ago. Tomorrow we begin mapping the Noctis Labyrinthus, the “Labyrinth of Night”. I approach this section of the journey with a mixture…

The Czar of Mars

The Czar of Mars The crowd stank of sweat and pheromones. The sounds of cheering and cursing and yelling had all melded into a single background audio that Sheriff Matthew Tomes barely noticed anymore, like a fan in the window…

Ceremonies

Dedication Marcel perched on the edge of the South face of Olympus Mons looking down on the platform set into the lower East face where the Queen’s Regent would be speaking in a few minutes. Nearly the entire Kentauran colony…

Storm before the Calm

1 day Ago Commander Shelly Combs sat at the long brown table, a pile of paper slips in front of her, 25 adults sitting and watching as she counted each slip, slowly. “Remember,” she cautioned them, “the 11 who get…

Escape Hatch

Escape Hatch “I think they’re expecting you to say something, Captain.” Archibald continued to stare out the window of the Fore Cabin at the red dot of Mars growing all too slowly against the infinite black vacuum, “Like what, ‘Have…

Children of Mars

Star Gazing Kara lay back on the red-green hillside just a kilometer outside the camp staring up at the Martian night sky, “I love watching the moon crossing.” Marcel nodded his angular head, “Yes, every planet has its own unique…

Shuttle Craft

Shuttle Craft “Elias! Quite staring off into space and get over here and help your Mother.” Elias Davis sighed. Taking one more look through the porthole into the endless nothing of the universe, and wondered again why he was here.…

Volunteer Day

Volunteer Day “Look at that crowd. And you thought we were going to have trouble getting volunteers, there must be 10,000 people out there already, just here in New York alone. They’re gathering like this all over the world.” Elizabeth…

The Kentauran

The Kentauran “Hello, my name is Gerald Montgomery and tonight the Montgomery Report brings you a special, history making, on location edition. We are live, on board the Kentauran ship, 35 Thousand Kilometers above the Earth’s surface. In geosynchronous orbit…

Gene Haldry, PhD

The Montgomery Report Director Gene Haldry, PhD. Black. A spotlight appears on a theatrical stage framed by red velvet drapes. Stage center sits a round oak table with two chairs. Also made of oak, the chairs’ tall backs appear to…

Mars Station

Jan 29, 2025 Mars Station “Kara! KARA!” “Stop yelling! I’m right here.” Kara stepped into the living room from the kitchen. Crimson and grey hair loosely hanging about her round face to the shoulders, the olive uniform of the science…

Volunteers Needed

Jan. 28, 2025 Text of Public Statement The United Federation of Nations Office of the President President Avram Volunteers Needed Citizens of Earth, I come to you today to speak on an issue of tremendous importance to us all. It is…

Project Mars

The President of Earth announces that volunteers are needed to settle Mars with the assistance of  aliens who have recently made first contact with us, and every idiot and his brother decides they are the Lewis and Clark of space.…