Asher roams the vast canyons of Mars in search of dying souls ready for digital reincarnation. But his strange profession has its perils. Rogue robots and grieving humans who fear human cloning have hunted Asher and his friends for years, claiming the lives countless innocents, including his daughter. Stalked relentlessly across the harsh Martian deserts by both men and machines, Asher must lead his fellow cloners and the persecuted clones to end the first war on Mars.
With the help of the beautiful Claudia Cruz, famed hostess of the most popular children's programs and racing shows on two planets, Asher takes on guerrilla soldiers, angry mobs, and even the AI clones he's trying to protect, who have gone insane in their new artificial bodies.
Heirs of Mars follows the lives of six men and women (not all of them human) from the dusty wind farms of the Valles Marineris to the shining city of New Troy, and from the ancient tunnels beneath the Noctis Labyrinth to the sandy highways where daredevils race on single-wheeled motorcycles for a fleeting glimpse of fame and freedom.
"This book reminded me of my love of the genre, and this author impressed me on many fronts. I am going to read so much more Joseph Lewis"!
-- DragonLady Review
"It's a brilliant book, a compelling story, well-told."
"A fresh take on the tried and true concept of the social aspects of cloning and robots akin to Asimov or Heinlein."
"Fabulous...This is a great read. Fast, and gritty, and engaging."
Categories: science fiction, action and adventure, military science fiction, exploration, colonization, robots, artificial intelligence, cloning, singularity, cyberpunk