The Red Planet
The once great cities of Mars have long ago crumbled. It is the fourth from the sun in the Solar System and is dying. Time and water are running out as the vast canals that once flowed freely now lie buried under a desert of rust red sand. Beneath the silent rust-red surface of a once green planet, no longer hospitable to life, through adaptability and creative biology, the brave inhabitants of Mars survive. Traveling aboard their Flying Saucers, Men of Mars have gathered out of this world technology from every corner of the Cosmos. From Planet Earth, they have acquired a science known as “Bio-Tek”, equipping their military with living weaponry, derived from Earth’s Biology. Their naming system, too, is based on Earth-like Alphabets. Thus, every member of the Martian Armada, depending on his rank and station, has a name ranging from Alpha to Zed. From Alpha One, the Supreme Commander, to the most lowly Zed Eye Warrior, each has both a letter and a number for his name. Martians are so cute and tiny! It’s obvious that they are friendly! Few of us would ever pause to wonder why their planet derives its name, from an ancient God of War.