Author Talk and Book Signing: Robert Klose "Life on Mars"
Robert Klose’s book “Life on Mars” offers a unique blend of science fiction, absurdism and social satire. Join Klose for an author talk and book signing at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.
“Life on Mars” takes a satirical look at evolution vs. Intelligent Design. The book asks the question: what if a higher intelligence did indeed get the ball of creation rolling? But, what if God was not the ultimate creator and instead, an alien race, called the Spong, had seeded earth as a botanical garden eons ago only to return and find it contaminated with humans. In preparation for a “Treatment” to correct their error, the Spong assign a human to act as earth’s final biographer to provide them with proof of why humans just have to go.
Monica Wood, author of “The One-in-a-Million Boy” writes, “In ‘Life on Mars,’ Klose sheds the cleansing light of comedy on our pitiful times. His earnest band of characters are immensely appealing and, in some cases, literally larger than life. Award-winning thriller author Gerry Boyle adds, “‘Life on Mars’ is an intriguing, and even startling, trip of a novel. This story is a heck of a ride.”
Klose is a regular contributor of essays to The Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of six books including the novel, “Long Live Grover Cleveland,” which won a 2016 Ben Franklin Literary Award and a USA Book News Award. Klose teaches at the University of Maine at Augusta.
Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books. For more information on this talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.