Who is this mysterious  new author Branden Frankel? I came across his novel Snowfall on Mars while picking candidates for the 2016 Jalapeño Fiction Award, my attempt to find the best science fiction novels published in 2015. After reading half the novel, I decided to find out who is the person behind the pages. Aside […]

Read Exclusive Interview with Branden Frankel! Jalapeno Score: 42/50 Overall Impression:  Oh so sad, melodramatic, and dreary this “Snowfall on Mars” is. And I loved it. It had a decent amount of terraformation science, hardships on a hostile planet, quirks of a degraded and disillusioned society, religious cult extremes reminiscent of Holocaust or Jonestown massacre, gripping […]

Hi everyone! I have exciting news! As I am working though my reading list for the 2016 Jalapeño Fiction Award (the award for the best sci fi novel in 2015), I come across ‘Snowfall on Mars’. As I mentioned before, I pick my candidates without any encouragement on the part of their authors, guided primarily […]