Valkerie Jansen is tough, beautiful, and soon to be the most envied woman on earth. Every man on the planet is in love with her - and she's just discovered life on Mars. Shortly after Valkerie comes down with a mysterious illness, she is attacked by someone - or something - that can't possibly exist. Everyone but Bob Kaganovski thinks she's hallucinating and even Bob seems to be wavering. NASA, fearing "back contamination" to earth, sets plans in motion to permanently quarantine the four astronauts on Mars. Is Valkerie's " fifth man" real? If not, then who or what is trying to kill the crew? This "Writer's Journey" edition of The Fifth Man contains three bonus appendices (over 60 pages ) for fiction writers and anyone interested in getting the inside scoop on how John and Randy develop their stories. Learn some of their most powerful techniques, including story drivers, high concept, scene structure, and more. JOHN B. OLSON received his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1995, and did postdoctoral work in computational biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco. RANDY INGERMANSON earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of California at Berkeley in 1986, and did postdoctoral research in superstring theory at The Ohio State University. John and Randy have published 10 novels between them and won numerous awards for their writing. Randy is the author of the best-selling book Writing Fiction for Dummies and is known around the world as "the Snowflake Guy" for his wildly popular Snowflake Method of designing a novel.
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