Caesar’s Salad and Marie Antoinette’s Cake? The Monkery continues on Mars’ second moon
Way back in Space Museum audio-land, Lord Isdal of the proud Ice Warrior race won a bet with his fellow a-hisssss-tocrats that if he faced the Red Dawn he’d lose more than his shirt, and Mars was evacuated. Centuries later, ghoulish space-extinction voyeurs get to plod round the turtle boneyards guided by Professor Boston Schooner, pre-eminent archaeologist and mistranslator extraordinaire of crucial ancient philosophies.
Another Great Recession has put paid not only to humanity’s grand terraforming project for Mars, but also Schooner’s plan to excavate all the Ice Warrior catacombs of Deimos, and before he has a chance to unearth something unearthly, a certain man of the cloth does the job for him. Are those real-life, salt-of-Mars Ice Warriors trudging around on Deimos when the Web of Time insists they don’t belong? Why, yes! Fortunately, Doc and Tamsin turn up just in the nick of time to do some meddling of their own before the pro arrives.