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By Ian Douglas

The 12 months is 2040.

The Marines have landed on Mars to protect the unearthed secrets and techniques of an historic and unsafe alien race: Ourselves.

Scientists have came upon whatever awesome within the subterranean ruins of a sprawling Martian urban: startling facts of an alternate historical past that threatens to separate humanity into opposing factions and plunge the Earth into chaos and conflict. The USMC -- a department of an army thought of, until eventually only recently, to be out of date -- has dispatched the Marine Mars Expeditionary strength, a thirty-man guns platoon, to the pink Planet to guard American civilians and curiosity with deadly strength if necessary.

Because nice powers are keen to devastate an international with the intention to preserve an historic mystery buried. simply because anything that used to be hidden within the Martian airborne dirt and dust for part one million years has simply been unearthed . . . anything that calls into query each trust that types the fragile beginning of civilization . . .

Something inexplicably human.

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