On board an obsolete ship, nine weeks out from home, the latest batch of colonists arrive at their destination. A grim penal settlement in a wilderness worlds away from the homes they will never see again. TASMANIA BOTANY BAY No.
For this is tomorrow, not yesterday. The dumping ground for social outcasts and political deportees is Mars, barren, unproductive, but invaluable as a convict settlement. What kind of welcome will the twenty-four deportees receive when the reception party from the Settlement reaches their stranded ship And how will they survive in a primitive environment, an alien system
D. G. Compton (1930 -)
David Guy Compton was born in London in 1930. He is a British science fiction author who publishes SF under the name D.G. Compton. His earlier crime novels were published under 'Guy Compton', and his Gothic novels under 'Frances Lynch'. He is best known for The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe, a classic of British SF that exposed the pitfalls of voyeuristic entertainment decades before the likes of 'The Truman Show'.