The Merchant of Mars

The screenplay version of The Merchant of Mars is available on Amazon in ebook and paperback. Just click this cover:

The Merchant of Mars

Here is what the story is about.

The head of NASA convinces the President that space exploration should be done by private industry, and the United States government declares, “The first person to land on Mars, live there a year, and return alive owns the whole Red Planet.” Capitalists compete to win the greatest race in history. Environmentalists plot to make them all fail.

For my article about the political idea used in the story, see Mars: Who Should Own It.

For more about the screenplay, which was published in 2016 as a novella,  see this  article in Capitalism Magazine’s Dollars & Crosses.