What can I say? I want my very own rocket to Mars! I always have, going back to when I was a kid pedaling my bike down to the library in my small and sleepy little town.
It doesn't look like I'm going to get my wish, although Elon Musk's SpaceX does seem to be on track for that goal. In the meantime, I decided to address my Mars cravings by writing science fiction about Mars.