The Worst Man on Mars

Mars. It’s a hell of a long way from Huddersfield.

Flint Dugdale, blunt Yorkshireman and reality TV star, has used his large frame and ‘persuasive personality’ to take charge of Britain’s first manned mission to Mars.
Little does he know that the base – built by an advance party of incompetent robots – is not quite ready yet, with no food, no water and no doors. Worse, the ship’s scanners are picking up strange signals from the surface.

There is life down there. But will it be pleased to see him?

A laugh-out-loud science fiction comedy that's a cross between Red Dwarf and The Martian.

Synopsis
Mars. It’s a hell of a long way from Huddersfield. Flint Dugdale, blunt Yorkshireman and reality TV star, has used his large frame and ‘persuasive personality’ to take charge of Britain’s first manned mission to Mars. Little does he know that the base – built by an advance party of incompetent robots – is not quite ready yet, with no food, no water and no doors. Worse, the ship’s scanners are picking up strange signals from the surface. There is life down there. But will it be pleased to see him? A laugh-out-loud science fiction comedy that's a cross between Red Dwarf and The Martian.
Born in a Yorkshire cave after his mother became stuck during a pot-holing holiday, Corben Duke was left behind and raised by bats. Later he became a shack-dweller on Bernard Island, Outer Hebrides where he now lives with his wife Mrs Duke and two dogs, Crusher and Mr Fluffy. Three years ago Corben teamed up with Mark Roman (via the HarperCollins Authonomy website) and they wrote The Worst Man on Mars.

SFcrowsnest (Longest running online SF review website)

"Some parts of the book had me laughing so much I had to literally put it down and step away."
Full review: http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/the-worst-man-on-mars-by-mark-roman-and-corben-duke/

Jemahl Evans Author Blog

"...some very British humour, rattling along at a goodly pace, with short chapters and unexpected twists galore."
Full review: http://jemahlevans.wixsite.com/jemahlevans/single-post/2016/09/08/Review-The-Worst-Man-on-Mars-by-Mark-Roman-and-Corben-Duke