The Dandelion Farmer

By Mathew McCall

Sci-Fi, Action & adventure | Paperback, eBook


Scratching a living out of the red earth of the newly independent Martian Colonies, an idealistic young Dandelion Farmer, Edwin Ransom, takes a stand against the powerful and evil industrialist, Eleuthère Du Maurier, who is trying to drive him off his land. As events spiral out of Edwin’s control, he encounters Adam Franklin, a man suffering long-term memory loss and haunted by nightmares of his own death. Edwin and Adam are drawn further into violent conflict with Du Maurier’s henchmen and are forced to flee to the safety of Edwin’s father-in-law’s protection. Professor Flammarion, Edwin’s father-in-law, is a man with a vision. Believing that mankind on Mars is on the brink of self-extinction, he has bought an airship and is preparing to set off in search of what he believes to be the only hope of saving the humans on Mars; the last of the First Martians. The Professor enlists Edwin and Adam to join his eclectic group of scientists and adventurers in his perilous quest...


Less...

Scratching a living out of the red earth of the newly independent Martian Colonies, an idealistic young Dandelion Farmer, Edwin Ransom, takes a stand against the powerful and evil industrialist, Eleuthère Du Maurier, who is trying to drive him off his land. As events spiral out of Edwin’s control, he encounters Adam Franklin, a man suffering long-term memory loss and haunted by nightmares of his own death. Edwin and Adam are drawn further into violent conflict with Du Maurier’s henchmen and are forced to flee to the safety of Edwin’s father-in-law’s protection. Professor Flammarion, Edwin’s father-in-law, is a man with a vision. Believing that mankind on Mars is on the brink of self-extinction, he has bought an airship and is preparing to set off in search of what he believes to be the on...


More...


I had been thinking of writing a Steampunk novel that was more Science Fiction adventure than Steampunk whimsy, but nothing had really formed in my mind, I knew it would be set on Mars and I wanted it to draw on elements of Verne and Wells but also Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles and Burroughs’ John Carter adventures. I have always felt that modern Steampunk literature, if you can call it that, has always been fluffy, playing to the audience with all the subtlety of a Carry On movie, nudge nudge, wink wink… and making virtually no contribution to Science Fiction as a genre. Nonetheless it is to the Godfather’s (and Godmothers) of Science Fiction, the authors of the late 18th and 19th century that Steampunk owes its existence. I wanted to write something that I would be proud to see on a shelf next to those giants.


Less...

I had been thinking of writing a Steampunk novel that was more Science Fiction adventure than Steampunk whimsy, but nothing had really formed in my mind, I knew it would be set on Mars and I wanted it to draw on elements of Verne and Wells but also Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles and Burroughs’ John Carter adventures. I have always felt that modern Steampunk literature, if you can call it that, has ...


More...



Login
admin

iAuthor

Just now

Make your presence felt. Be the first to post!

     1463861044 social-instagram-new-square1 Io6eZONw-01 Add to footer
Sitemap | Terms & Conditions
Privacy & Data

© 2018 iAuthor Ltd
Design: Splash | Web: MWW
partner-member BAI logo smaller