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CANNONBALL EXPRESS - A Steampunk Space Western Sci-Fi Books Series - Book 2: Hellbeast of Mars (Paperback)

CANNONBALL EXPRESS - A Steampunk Space Western Sci-Fi Books Series - Book 2: Hellbeast of Mars (Paperback)

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“WOW! It’s BUFFY meets FIREFLY on Mars with trains! A steampunk space western sci-fi blast!”

- Barry J. Hutchison, bestselling author of SPACE TEAM

The job looked like a breeze. Two harmless old ladies seeking rail passage to one of Mars’s more distant colonies to visit their dying mother. How could Jess Flint and the big-hearted crew of the Cannonball Express possibly refuse? But those two ‘harmless old ladies’? Not what they seem...

And when danger diverts the Cannonball onto ancient tracks, unexplored for centuries, the train’s treacherous passengers appear determined to show Jess and her friends just how little they all know of the red planet’s terrifying past. Or, indeed, of the Cannonball’s peril-packed future.

It’s a future of blistering action and heart-stopping shocks, as the Cannonball Express finds itself pursued by the circus train from hell, stuck up the solar system’s tallest tree, and besieged on every side by colossal Martian snake monsters.

A future, in short, that’s just about to hit the buffers…

Kit Kane’s CANNONBALL EXPRESS is interplanetary adventure at full-throttle - an ongoing series of standalone steampunk space western sci-fi books brimming with action, monsters, comedy, and heart.


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A brilliant take on the steampunk space western sci-fi genre that transforms the traditional Mars that we know so well and transforms it into a rich canvas for smoke and fire action. Kit Kane is a serious new talent in the world of steampunk space western sci-fi and is going to create waves with this book. A fantastic and highly original story, with characters who leap off the page. What more could you want?

N. Cook




Cannonball Express is a rip-roaring, rollercoaster ride of a brilliant book. I was hooked from the first page and read it in one breathtaking blast. In this highly imaginative and original tale, Kit Kane expertly weaves together sci-fi and western settings to create a whole new and fantastically realised world of possibilities and adventures. With an addictive, page turning storyline, loveable and hateable characters, and bundles of shocks, cliffhangers, and laugh-out-loud moments, Cannonball Express is an absolute winner all the way. (Steam) Roll on book two, I'm ready for another ride!

T. Gillespie




I loved it! A 200-ton steampunk space western sci-fi rollercoaster ride. Characters you root for instantly, brilliant villains, and what an awesome setting. Martian westerns! What’s not to love? Brilliant!

J. Mayhew