The Callahan Kids: Tales of Life on Mars

Stories by Ben Bova, Marianne Dyson, Jim Denney, Michael Carroll, Brian Enke, Rebecca K. Rowe, and Tom Hill, lavishly illustrated by Michael Carroll and Phil Smith

FearTerror-04-w-4FCc_tnWhat would it be like to live on Mars? Find out in The Callahan Kids: Tales of Life on Mars, an anthology for middle-school readers created by science fiction writers and a team of engineers at 4Frontiers Corporation.

The stories take place at Bradbury Base, a realistic Mars settlement that is full of surprises for the first kids growing up there. The nine original tales in the book are beautifully illustrated by Michael Carroll whose artwork has flown in space.

Proceeds from sales of the books will support educational projects to promote the human settlement of the space frontier—and the kids who read this book may be the very ones who open the final frontier to human settlement!

Contributors include Hugo-winning author Ben Bova, Timebenders author Jim Denney, Rebecca Rowe (author of Forbidden Cargo and Circle Tide), artist Phil Smith, former NASA flight controller Marianne Dyson, space scientist Brian Enke, and aerospace engineer Tom Hill. For more information about The Callahan Kids: Tales of Life on Mars, visit the 4Frontiers Authors’ Page.

And visit the Crazy4Mars site for free games, comics, and more!


Free Mars Stories for Young Readers

For young readers of all ages: Read seven imaginative tales of our future on Planet Mars—available for FREE at the 4Frontiers website.

Those seven stories are “The Water Thief” by acclaimed science fiction writer Ben Bova, “The Haunted Airlock” by Michael Carroll, “Fire in the Sky” by Tom Hill, “Yo-Yo: The Gift” by Rebecca K. Rowe, “Ghost Story” by Brian Enke, “Martian Mice” by Marianne Dyson, and “Fear Above, Terror Below” (Parts 1 and 2) by Timebenders author Jim Denney.

All stories are illustrated by award-winning science fiction illustrator Michael Carroll.

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See you on Mars!