Frank Marquard
Fictional Character
A World of Difference
POD: c 4,500,000,000 BCE;
Relevant POD: AD 1976
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1950s
Date of Death: 1989
Cause of Death: Stabbed with a spear
Occupation: Astronaut, Geologist
Spouse: Pat Marquard
Affiliations: Crew of the Athena

Frank Marquard was an American geologist and astronaut who traveled to Minerva aboard the space shuttle Athena in 1989. His primary task on Minerva was examining the fossil record in the Ervis Gorge. He unearthed several fossils.

He was married to Pat Marquard and did not realize that he did not satisfy her sexually.

When the Skarmer army crossed the Gorge, Marquard was warned to be alert. Nonetheless, he was caught unaware by Skarmer warrior Juksal, who killed him with a spear, despite his being a non-combatant. The Americans assumed that Soviet KGB agent Oleg Lopatin had killed Marquard, leading to a major crisis in US-Soviet relations.