Table of Contents
A journey within a journey
The Investigation Commences on Earth
1. The Incident
2. Mission Goals
4. A New Horizon
5. Why Mars?
6. This Home Planet vs. The Next
7. The Earth, 2069
8. Colonizing Mars
9. The Ethical Code and The Deep Space Laws of 2068
10. The Phoenix
11. Astronaut Selection
12. The Pioneering Expedition (2069)
15. Investigation of the Communications Array
A. Communication with the Ground Team
B. Crew Communications
C. Human-Cyborg Communications
D. Cyborg and Main Computer Malfunctions
Extended Stay in Space
The Second Mars Mission
The Follow-up Investigation on Mars
1. Discovery of the Phoenix and the Cyborg
2. Beginning of Life on Mars
o Technical Findings and Conclusions
o Psychosocial Findings and Conclusions
The Conclusion of one Journey and the Beginning of the Next
The Secret to Humanity’s Strength
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"--- In MARS - FRONTIER, we have a good combination of hard and soft science with a satisfying exploration of these sciences
well woven into the story. Aside from the physical dangers of spaceflight and "human" settlements in space, we are enticed to explore the physical, mental and social challenges
becoming a space faring civilization. Provides we share the personal, psychologic and social development of the characters enlivening this story. Knowing and growing along with them flight crew and support personnel alike, before, during and after their flight to mars.
MARS – FRONTIER, a good story well told, challenges us to mindfully anticipate nurture and guide qualities suitable for the space frontier !
while I explore important issues the author poses, I trust the author is composing the sequel----".
Dr. Aksel Sarid, 22 Feb. 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars ‘The necessity of creating a sustainable living environment on another planet to save humanity’
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2021
Israeli author Henya Shanun-Klein, PhD s a professor of Psychology and a Thanatologist (Death, Dying, Bereavement) in the US. She is the founder of the Thanatology Program in Israel and serves as a lecturer, researcher, therapist, and author of GILI’S BOOK, STUDIES IN GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT, HAVE YOU SEEN A DARK-HAIRED MAN WITH BURNING EYES, and now MARS – FRONTIER, translated from the Hebrew by Tal Karen.
Composing a science fiction novel that closely addresses contemporary reality make the author’s writing immediately credible, As she opens her novel, she states, ‘Toward the tend of the 21st century, the Earth seemed to have lost all form – battered, beaten, crying for deliverance.’ Reality core established, this mission to Mars is launched: ‘On May 20th, 2069, the Phoenix embarked on its journey to Mars. The international team manning the pioneering expedition was comprised of seven astronauts, six humans, and one cyborg [a portmanteau of cybernetic and organism, a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts]. The ship’s commander was Joy LIore. During the course of its 7-month journey, the crew faced solar bursts which brought about several technical and communicational issues, The solar storm outside the ship as well as the malfunctions within, were reflected in a number of interpersonal conflicts, demanding the involvement of the psychological team operating form NASA Space Center in Houston.’
The provided plot outline suggests the content – ‘On May 20th, 2069, the space vessel “Phoenix” embarks on its journey to Mars – humankind’s next frontier. Led by Commander Joy Liore, the 7 international crewmates’ goal is to explore possible colonization on the Red Planet’s surface. They confirm landing. Then they vanish. Five days after all contact with Phoenix is lost, Doctor M. Tzuk, an expert interplanetary psychologist, accepts NASA’s appointment as head of the investigation force. The investigation will take her from the safety of the Houston Space Center to the desolate surface of Mars, where she will discover more about the human spirit than she ever thought possible. The Red Planet changes people. And as with those who came before her, Dr. Tzuk must walk the balance between the hopes and dreams of mankind – and her own.’
Fascinating as a ‘futuristic, realistic investigation story’, the novel underlines the significance of the human spirit that assists the cast of characters to both cope with and understand the impact of transition to another planet. Powerfully written, this book will please sci-fi fans as well as every reader fascinated with the now-possible space travel. Recommended. Grady Harp, December 21
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mars changes people
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2021
I love reading SciFi. And this book is so much more than just some crew stuck on Mars and never coming back. And believe me, I watched a lot of movies like that. What I admire most about this set is the way how characters are carefully developed. I see in the authors` biography that is not a cincidence. The part where team members visit a psychologist and are trying to solve their problems is extremely realistic, and my favorite part too.
So, another adventure to conquer space, and still stay approximately near home - coming to Mars. And more psychologically oriented than the rest of them. I love it.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best things I read since Liu Cixin’s trilogy
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2021
For me, sci-fi novels are hit or miss. There’s really no in-between – it either gets me hooked, keeps me engaged, has a mind-blowing story, relatable characters, incredible plot-twists, and, perhaps equally important, catchy science bits. The body of sci-fi literature is so immense, I believe it’s really not worth wasting your time with average novels, because there’s always going to be a banger novel right down the corner, waiting to be found. With Mars – Frontier, I can safely say I found this banger novel. It has everything I need, and probably even more, it’s just so good. Right off the bat, the story is solid, mysterious, and awakens the little space explorer inside you. It then only goes uphill from there, and keeps getting better. Easily 5/5