Part exo-archaeological treatise and part cultural commentary, After The Martian Apocalypse is an uncompromising and groundbreaking perspective on a cosmic controversy that has perplexed scientists and astronomers for years. Here, Mac Tonnies details the latest Mars discoveries and their paradigm-toppling implications, offering strong new evidence that points to an extinct civilization on the Red Planet -- and explaining how our own survival may depend on confronting the strange and ancient truths to be found there. Facing the prospect of a previous intelligent extraterrestrial civilization, Tonnies portrays Mars as a scientific and cultural conundrum. He challenges orthodox notions of mankind's role in space -- and illuminates the imperative concept that to truly understand our own world, we must first understand our unsettling and enigmatic planetary neighbor.
What People Are Saying About This Book
"A stunning survey of the latest evidence for intelligent life on Mars. Mac Tonnies brings a thoughtful, balanced and highly accessible approach to one of the most fascinating enigmas of our time." -- Herbie Brennan, author of Martian Genesis and The Atlantis Enigma
"Tonnies' approach to the complex and heated debate over extra-terrestrial artifacts is masterful in its simplicity. He attacks a topic fraught with emotion with a matter-of-fact tack, unconcerned that his book is likely to be unsettling to readers on all sides of the Cydonia issue. But that is the beauty of After the Martian Apocalypse...this issue is unsettling -- with no easy answers and no clear winners in the debate. Tonnies delivers the facts, and the possibilities, in an unbiased yet engagingly poetic fashion. I highly recommend the book for anyone interested in the search for extra-terrestrial artifacts, and the political intrigues that invariably accompany it." -- David Jinks, author of The Monkey and the Tetrahedron
"After the Martian Apocalypse takes a skeptical and open look at many of the surface anomalies on Mars. I found in it a good balance of healthy speculations and objective critiques of many of the lines of research these anomalies have inspired...it is written from the point of a reporter who has taken a great deal of effort to learn about what has been done by a growing number of researchers over more than a quarter of a century and the implications or their work. Much of the concentration of the book, and rightly so, is on the Face and the Cydonia complex. This book also discusses in some detail various aspects of the human dimension of planetary SETI from the 'true believers' to the 'pseudoskeptics.' The author does not shy away from criticism when he believes it is warranted. The main strength of the book is the variety of different angles from which the author examines the topic of planetary SETI...I thoroughly enjoyed reading Mac Tonnies book and highly recommend it." -- Horace Crater, professor of physics, the University of Tennessee Space Institute
MAC TONNIES is a science fiction writer, critic, and columnist. He maintains the Cydonian Imperative, a popular website devoted to extraterrestrial archaeology, and contributes to a variety of print and online publications. His short story collection, Illumined Black, was published in 1995. Tonnies lives in Kansas City, Missouri.