Professor James receives a letter from Ian Oakley an old friend from his Oxford college days. A once esteemed colleague Professor Oakley was driven out of the scientific community for his ridiculous palaeontological theories. Now a washed-up drunk living in the countryside, the crazy professor pleads for his help one more time as he has made a great discovery and believes there is a distinct possibility of visiting Mars!
Is Professor Oakley a crazy, drunken lunatic or a misunderstood genius?
Can they really get to Mars and survive?
Is there any life on the red dust ridden and desolate planet?