Originally established by James Baker
Where are we going? What will happen once we arrive? Will humanity endure, and if so, will we like what we become? The short answer is: we don't know. But we can guess. In The Martian Wave you'll find stories that make some very good guesses. You'll find heroes and heroines, characters to love and to loathe, and above all you'll find people very much like yourselves trying to find out what's out there, examine it, cope with it . . . and live.
The 21st Century holds many surprises for humanity. The Martian Wave will give you a few hints.
What lies beneath the sands of Mars? What will happen to humanity when a possible extraterrestrial signal is received? What can explorers do to save themselves when they discover a completely alien lifeform? These are just some of the questions asked and answered in the 2012 issue of The Martian Wave.
With fiction from Robert J. Mendenhall, Scott Virtes, GC Rosenquist, Phil M. Berger, Glen R. Stripling, Ross Gresham, Robert N. Stephenson, and H. David Blalock, you will explore worlds you never expected, and encounter characters you could never imagine.
This issue is seasoned with relevant poetry from G. O. Clark, Kurt MacPhearson, Marge Simon, Shelly Bryant, Terrie Leigh Relf, WC Roberts, and Janette Sullivan.
Robert J. Mendenhall: Absence Or Evidence
Scott Virtes: Newton's Window
GC Rosenquist: Moontide
Phil M. Berger: The Blue Marble Signal
Glen R. Stripling: The Geysers Of Enceladus
Ross Gresham: Last Word From Kismet
Robert N. Stephenson: A Hole
H. David Blalock: Sparks
G. O. Clark: Last Chance
Kurt MacPhearson & Marge Simon: Entry Center
Shelly Bryant: The Distant Planet
Terrie Leigh Relf: A Child's Prayer To Raise NASA Funding
WC Roberts: New World Matisse @ Spaceport America
Janette Sullivan: constantly