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Sex, Violence, Mars

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Loved it! 😍

A short but fun sci-fi story with great world building, action and some laughs...

Ginger is a care free bounty hunter on a mission to Mars where he finds himself getting into more trouble than good and his story is exactly what the title suggests. Even if this tale feels a little brief the science fiction world building stands out and the themes are captured well in this setting. Life is cheap, there's sex and violence on the surface of this red planet and our cynical hero sees it first hand near enough everywhere.


The setting is paired with a writing style that I found to be executed very well - its a very easy read with some fun comedic elements. It doesn't take itself too seriously and along with everything else this short book makes for a good read. For what starts out as a slowly paced introduction of this well imagined world soon picks up and is constantly moving forward much like the pages which turn; I was able to read this one in just a sitting.


Ginger is likeable and makes for a different type of hero. It would appear trouble and unpredictability follow him no matter where he goes. His final destination, we'll have to find out next time as the story ends on a cliff-hanger.


Anyone who enjoys space sci fi with some adult themes will enjoy this one.

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Indie author and book blogger from the UK who works in cutting edge science by day and writes by night. I know the struggle that is indie publishing so my efforts focus on spotlighting fellow authors and contributing to the writing community.

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About the author

Walrus is a pseudonymous collaboration between two old friends who wanted to write stories, but not get fired from their day jobs. Follow along, if you dare! :) view profile

Published on March 31, 2021

8000 words

Contains graphic explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Science Fiction

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