Joni M. Fisher


Phobos: Manned Mission

Phobos: Manned Mission

Phobos: Manned Mission

Released in 2012, this story explores the basic cycle of emotions that drive scientific discovery–curiosity, pride, and fear–through the experiences of five astronauts sent to recover an alien artifact found by robots on Mars. Mankind’s curiosity demands the mission; pride endangers it; fear dominates it. Conflicts escalate among the multi-national crew of three men and two women forced to share close quarters for their dangerous three-year journey.

90,653 words

ISBN: 978-1-4660-3187-6

Cover art by Joleen Naylor.

Available at $2.99 in the following formats: Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others. And for Kindles, click on the Amazon link below.

Click on the sample excerpt below for a peek under the cover:

Excerpt of Phobos Manned Mission

Good read, good sci fi, terrific story. April 30, 2012

By James Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase

J.M. Fisher’s telling of Phobos is an excellent example of sci fi storytelling done right. The focus is on the human issues that affect the characters, and the interpersonal relationships that carry the story. Technology is present, and it is totally believable (and accurate) in its use. But the science doesn’t overwhelm the fiction. From the first page to the last, Phobos remains an entertainingly readable story that continues to surprise and illuminate the reader, taking them on a journey that covers more distance than the space between Earth and Mars might suggest.

Highly recommended. Four out of five stars.