Last Day on Mars is the first book in an epic, suspenseful, and thought-provoking sci-fi middle-grade series about humanity's search for a place to call home.
It is Earth year 2213 — but, of course, there is no Earth anymore. Not since it was burned to a cinder by the sun, which has which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova, and far sooner than anyone expected. The human race has fled to Mars, but this was only a temporary solution while we prepared for a second trip: a one-hundred-fifty-year journey to a distant star, our best guess at where we might find a new home.
Liam Saunders-Chang is one of the last humans left on Mars. The son of two scientists who have been racing against time to create technology vital to humanity's survival, Liam, along with his friend Phoebe, will be on the very last starliner to depart before Mars, like Earth before it, is destroyed.
Or so he thinks. Because before this day is over, Liam and Phoebe will make a series of profound discoveries about the nature of time and space, and find out that the human race is just one of many in our universe locked in a desperate struggle for survival.
Acclaimed author Kevin Emerson has written the first book in an ambitious space epic — a powerful, emotional, pulse-pounding story of the final days of humanity’s first home in the universe, and our desperate search for another.
Kevin Emerson is the author of eleven books, including The Lost Code and The Dark Shore, the first two books in the Atlanteans series. Kevin is also a singer, drummer, and guitarist and has played in bands since high school. A former science teacher, Kevin lives in Seattle and teaches writing to teens through Writers in the Schools, Richard Hugo House, and 826 Seattle.