The New Martians: A Scientific Novel Audiobook, by Nick Kanas Play Audiobook Sample

The New Martians: A Scientific Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Brent Hinkley Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Science and Fiction Series Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781799917236

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Longest Chapter Length:

16:46 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

48 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:51 minutes

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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 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 listener guessing, yet the issues at stake are based on the findings from the author’s research and other space-related work over the past forty-plus 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.

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“The book is successful in illustrating the psychological stresses that may be expected to develop among human crews participating in long-duration space missions, and in highlighting the importance of taking planetary-protection protocols seriously. Anyone with an interest in the future of space exploration is likely to find it a thought-provoking read.”

— The Observatory 


  • “Anchored in reality and constructed with careful precision. Every aspect has clearly been carefully researched for its feasibility, and things do not stray far from acceptable science…I can recommend this book as a good evening’s read.”

    — Odyssey

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About Nick Kanas

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 twenty years he conducted research on group therapy, and for nearly twenty years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA-funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts.

About Brent Hinkley

Brent Hinkley was born on April 12, 1962 in East Boston, Massachusetts. He is an actor, known for The Silence of the LambsEd Wood, and Falling Down.