To some people, humans living on Mars is inevitable. Which means a reality TV show about humans living on Mars is inevitable as well. But maybe they’ll be swayed when they read David Ebenbach’s new comedic sci-fi novel How To Mars (paperback, Kindle), in which everything goes perfect and great and nothing bad happens, not at all. And if you believe that, I’ve got a plot of land on Mars you might be interested in, cheap. For the rest of us, though, there’s the following email interview, in which Ebenbach explains what inspired and influenced this story, and why it has no Kardashians.