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The Mars One Incident

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Technology is the Temptation

The year is 2635, the people of Earth live in a tech-free utopia. Captain Alma Johnson is one of the few permitted to use technology as part of the human fleet. In a starship that has been rebuilt more than a dozen times, she faithfully protects humanity’s holdings in the solar system overpopulated with aggressive aliens and maraudin
Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published August 30th 2019 by Independently Published
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Ian Miller
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is set far in the future (from memory, the 27th century) where interstellar space travel is known, as are some other civilizations. Earth, however, is technologically primitive compared with others, in part, and this is original, it has made the great leap backwards. People live through guilds, which try to be technology-free. The great disease is "tech flu" – what happens when people cannot put down their electronic devices, so they get around this by not having them. No Twitter or F ...more
Grant Leishman
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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In The Mars One Incident, author Kelly Curtis takes us to an earth in the distant future, 2635. Humanity had made the decision some time ago that it was technology that was creating the angst and conflict in the war and it was decided to ditch all technology and cap the earth’s population at 13 Billion people. Most people on earth, in their blissful state, have no idea what those charged with protecting them are sometimes required to do. One of ea
Ann Holden
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a great first book. I’m giving it four stars because it took me a chapter or two to get into the story. This is set in a future utopia where technology has been banned except for the military. Life is structured, your neighbors can decide if you can live in the same building, you have to apply to have children. Alma has a boyfriend, Scott, who she isn’t sure how she feels about. She has a friend, Christopher, who is a real friend to her. She has enemies and disappointed parents. She diso ...more
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good opening book for a teilogy or space opera

Nice twist to this sci-fi epic. Eath has shunned technology almost completely. Whereas most sci-fi earth has tech but is lacking. This takes a new approach which was refreshing. I'll follow this series for sure.
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thrilling read about Alma Hattie Johnson, soon to be the youngest peace time captain the history of the Earth 2630s. An earth that has given up on personal technology for all civilians due to the devastating effects overuse had in the 22nd century. Instead it is all about first persons meeting and your ability to socialize in your immediate communities. Captain Johnson comes from Savannah (GA) and we get to know what Earth is like through her eyes. Then we blast in to space where we are confront ...more
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! The premise that Earth has undergone a 'great leap backwards', its inhabitants now living with minimal technology brings up very interesting ramifications to consider! The reader is left with a lot to ponder regarding the pros and cons of this type of future Earth society. Particularly intriguing is that I cannot decide whether this is a utopia or actually a really frightening dystopia disguised as a utopia (as the best ones often are!). The heroine of the story is re ...more
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a fast read, but it had a lot going on. I would never want to give up my personal technology, but as a Swede I do think the whole world should start celebrating Midsummers as it's a great holiday!
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Mars One Incident by Kelly Curtis takes you ahead in time, but the world isn’t as you would expect. They limit personal technology to a very few, and all prefers that. Alma Johnson is one that excels with technology and steps quickly up the success ladder to become a captain of her own spaceship at a young age. With this responsibility comes decisions are easy to make.
I love the pirates and excitement wrapped up in fictional space novel. The Mars One Incident is a space fanatic’s par
Pat Eroh
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing sci-fi that will pull you in immediately and keep you reading to the end! Captain Johnson is a wonderful main character. You can read the author's synopsis if you want a summary, and the author's bio if you want that. This book has so much action and fresh ideas - this is a very unique story.

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Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Standing Strong

I chose the five star rating because this book has all the elements of strong characters and a plot that was interesting with ups and downs that kept me guessing. The main character was true to herself , and true to her beliefs.. I loved it!
Kerry Sharp
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thought provoking

Interesting and entertaining but lacking in pace.
Only the main character is dimensioned and the moral (the destructive nature of technology) is overworked.
Future novels in the series are well set up but I doubt I'll go there
Justin Redman
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Way different for my taste

This political socio type scifi kind of slow for me boy about 3/4 thru it picked up I'll read the next simply because of the abrupt ending
Steve Bender
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I won this ebook in a Goodreads Giveaway. It was a space opera with a good story line. Also made me think about our position on immigration and privacy. A thought provoking thriller ride.
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. It is fast moving and relatively short but despite this it manages to set the scene nicely for the future adventures of Captain Alma, while still being very entertaining in itself. The future no-tech earth is set-up and the author has clearly thought a lot about that this and interestingly raises a few points that might be rather uncomfortable with this no-tech society especially for those of us who would not like to have to be super social face to face all the time. Th ...more
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Mars One Incident throws the reader into the 27th century and most people are living without lots of technology. It's weird like 'Leave it to Beaver', some things are super modern, but then everything having to do with social technology is gone. People only have public phones (the communal kind that stick to walls) to communicate. There are also no newspapers or anything and all news is reported from a guild crier (yep, it's all medieval). It's completely different than the way I imagine our ...more
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I've lived so many places around the world, now I only wish that I could explore the galaxy, so, I write science fiction novels. On Earth, I have lived abroad for over twenty years and have picked up degrees along the way in anthropology, East Asian studies, East Asian art and applied linguistics from universities all over the world. My favorite cities, where I wish I could be all at once; London, ...more