“She’s seen the Earth from above. She’s traveling through an undiscovered universe, on her way to a place no human has touched. And when they arrive, she will create a new world, a good world,” (Willis 312).
Amber Kivinen is going to Mars. Maybe. If she wins the hit new reality TV show MarsNow she’ll be heading out of orbit, and leaving her boyfriend Kevin of fourteen years Earth-bound. Amber competes with twenty-three other contestants all with a seemingly higher skill set than her own, while Kevin sits in their Vancouver basement apartment, caring for their marijuana plants and getting high, convinced that Amber will come back to him. Each has their own goal: reaching for the stars and staying grounded, which one will end up successful? Continue reading