Edict 9

by Paul G. Diamond

Publisher: Paul G. Diamond

Publication Date: July 16, 2015

ISBN: 9781311269294

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Living on Mars has gone from science-fiction to science fact. We now have the technology to send humans to Mars. To fabricate shelter, produce breathable air, grow food and supply water. Today, one of the biggest debates around the human settlement of Mars, is whether to bring anyone back.

Set in 2025, Edict 9 explores the reality of the most celebrated one-way trip in human history. The story unfolds through the experience of Edward Cole, resident of Humanity-1, the first permanent settlement on Mars.

As H-1’s Mission Psychologist, Cole’s primary function is to help his colleagues adjust to living on another planet. This is a job Ed Cole is perfect for, until something changes and he’s the one struggling with the thought of never returning to Earth.

Through a series of ‘found-footage’ archives of meetings and conversations on Earth and on Mars, Edict 9 tells the story Ed Cole's personal struggle with the timeless human question: Where is home?

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Edict 9 is an original play written for adaptation to stage, radio and screen. It was inspired by the practical, theoretical and philosophical discussions sparked by the growing number of plans for Mars to become a human colony. Most notably, ‘Mars to Stay’ missions like MarsOne and those proposed by Apollo 11 Astronaut, Buzz Aldrin.