Robot Planet by Louis Edward Rosas

Mars Rover Mission turned into Alien First Contact thriller.

Robot planet

In preparation for the first manned mission to Mars, NASA’s latest robotic rover, Mars Prospector has been sent to the Red Planet to survey potential landing zones. But when something unsettling was captured by the rover’s camera, it triggers a series of disturbing events for Dr. Wayne Parsons and his small JPL rover team that will place into question if we are truly alone in the universe.

Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Alien Contact

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

Language: English

Keywords: Mars, Space, NASA, JPL, UFO, Men in Black

Word Count: 12,.169

Sales info:

This is a self-published book that has been available since February 2019. As of July 20th, 2019, we have ten reviews averaging at 4.9 stars out of five. Our sales ranking has been slow but has picked up since we started advertising on Facebook and added an Audiobook edition. This story is also currently being offered as a teleplay and is currently being marketed for television.

In response to fan requests, this book has now turned into a three part trilogy that inclused Contact at Fiery Cross and the soon to be released What Shadows May Follow. We would very much like to see this book translated into German and Japanese as well as any other languaes offered.

Sample text:

The Mars rover had snapped eight black and white images from each angle. Everything appeared normal until Dr. Parsons noticed something that shouldn’t be there.

“Wait! Pull up image 2080,” ordered Dr. Parsons.

“What’s wrong?” asked Ken.

“That!” pointed Dr. Parsons.

It was then that the team noticed a peculiar shadow on the image.

“What the hell is that?” asked Carolyn.

“I don’t know but let’s get another shot at that same angle,” ordered Dr. Parsons.

“I’m on it,” replied Ronny.

“Where the hell is Bowman? He is always on break when something happens around here,” complained Ken Takahara.

It would be another minute before the next image appeared.

“What the hell?” exclaimed Carolyn.

“It’s gone, let’s do a comparison,” said Dr. Parsons.         

It was then that Ronny Weismann pulled up both images to do a side by side comparison.

“Could that be the rover arm I am looking at?” asked Dr. Parsons.

“Negative. The arm is stowed away,” replied Ken Takahara.

“That shadow looks like a man in a spacesuit tinkering with our rover,” pointed Carolyn.

“Run another systems check,” ordered Dr. Parsons.

“Connection to host lost?” exclaimed Ronny.

“What the hell!” exclaimed Ken.

“Keep trying to re-establish contact,” ordered Dr. Parsons.

“I have no telemetry,” said Ken Takahara.     

It was then that Dr. Parsons as he picked up his black handset.

“Sayeed, we have a problem,” said Dr. Parsons.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Simon Dehne
Author review:
Simon did a great job translating out book. We hope to do more work with him.
Already translated. Translated by Stefano Pintus
Author review:
Stefano is a first-class translator who works in a timely meticulous fashion with great communication. We appreciated his suggestions and insights for making our work available in Italian. It was a pleasure working with him and I look forward to future collaborations with him.
Already translated. Translated by Toru Suzuki
Author review:
Translating from English to Japanese is a challenge for any translator. Mr. Suzuki met that challenge by taking the time and care with detailed attention to make the Japanese edition of Robot Planet possible. He has great communication and professionalism. We highly recommend him and hope to work with him in the future.
Already translated. Translated by Rômulo Silva
Author review:
Rômulo Silva has some first rate communication and professionalism. We are happy to have his assistance in bringing our story to Portuguese. We look forward to working with him again.
Already translated. Translated by Eduardo Romero Sanchez
Author review:
Eduardo was both timely and considerate during this process. His skill as a translator is matched by his overall enthusiasm for the project. We look forward to having him translate more books in our Contact Chronicles of Robot Planet series.

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