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Author Talk and Book Signing: Robert Klose “Life on Mars”

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“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.” –Monica Wood, author of The One-in-a-Million Boy

Life on Mars takes a satirical look at evolution vs. Intelligent Design — a sort of feint by anti-evolutionists to get creationism into the classroom by assiduously avoiding the mention of God. Instead, reference is made to a “higher” or “superior” intelligence. The novel’s conceit is this: what if the Intelligent Design folks are right and the evolutionists are wrong?

What if a higher intelligence did indeed get the ball of creation rolling, only the intelligence wasn’t God but an alien race (“The Spong”) that had seeded earth as a botanical garden eons ago, only to return to 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.


November 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
(207) 288-4245


Jesup Memorial Library
(207) 288-4245