Red Desert - Point of No Return - a science fiction novella by Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli

Swedish exobiologist Anna Persson is one of the five crew members of the Isis mission. They’ve travelled 400 million kilometres to colonise the Red Planet.

After about 1,000 sols (Martian days) spent in Station Alpha, Anna secretly leaves the habitat at the crack of dawn with a rover. She’s got enough oxygen for only fifty hours and she’s now approaching the point of no return of her journey.

Why did she leave Station Alpha?
What is she looking for?
Will she reach her destination?

This is the first book of the Red Desert series, which includes four books.

Red Desert is a hard science fiction series set on Mars. It features many elements of science mixed with character’s introspection, action, suspense, adventure, and a technothriller soul à la Michael Crichton.
Inspired by the work and books by Dr. Robert Zubrin (founder of the Mars Society) and by NASA and ESA’s Mars exploration missions, this series aims at entertaining you and spread the word about the need to explore and colonise the Red Planet.

You’ll get to know Anna and the other characters and you’ll almost feel the red dust on your fingers.

Put on your suit, fasten your helmet and get on the rover with Anna to travel deep into the Martian desert.