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Isaac Asimov's Mars
Isaac Asimov's Mars / edited by Gardner Dozois - New York: Ace Books, 1991. Stories about Mars from Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Contains: "Live from the Mars Hotel" by Allen Steele -- "The Difficulties Involved in Photographing Nix Olympica" by Brian W. Aldiss -- "Windwagon Smith and The Martians" by Lawrence Watt- Evans -- "Retrovision" by Robert Frazier -- "The Great Martian Railroad Race" by Eric Vincoff -- "All the Beer on Mars" by Gregory Benford -- "The Catharine Wheel" by Ian MacDonald -- "Mars Need Beatniks" by George Alec Effinger -- "Green Mars" by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Judd, Cyril
Outpost Mars - New York: Abelard Press, 1952. Re-released by Beacon as: Sin in space. A small Martian colony suffers from the actions of a scheming industrialist and a scurrilous journalist. Life is depicted as being harsh and grim on Mars, but the ending of this novel is happy.

Kline, Otis Adelbert
Swordsmen of Mars - New York: Avalon, 1961. First published in 6 parts in Argosy, beginning 7 January 1933. The hero is transferred from Earth to Mars by telepathy and saves Martian civilisation from destruction. Heavily indebted to Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Kline, Otis Adelbert
Outlaws of Mars - New York: Avalon, 1961. First published in 7 parts in Argosy, beginning 25 November 1933. Sequel to Swordsmen of Mars with a different hero.

Lanier, Sterling F.
Menace Under Marswood - London: Grafton, 1983. Anarchist tribes battle the U.N. on a terraformed Mars. This book includes a beautiful priestess, a wise old man and hidden aliens: but it is hard to see why the story was set on Mars at all.

Lasswitz, Kurd
Two Planets - Carbondale and Edle: Illinois University Press, 1971. Originally published as Auf Zwei Planeten in 1971. Translated from the German by Hans J. Rudnick. Afterword by Mark Hillegas. English version abridged. Two men are captured by Martians near the North Pole. One travels to Mars; the other stays at home. Meanwhile the Martians conquer Earth, and the relations between the two planets degenerate. A comment on 19th century imperialism?

Leggett, Mortimer
A Dream of a Modest Prophet - Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1890. A man wakes up on Mars and finds it dominated by a pure Christian-like religion. A religious and moral tract.

Lewis, C.S.
Out of the Silent Planet - London: John Lane, 1938. A philologist is kidnapped and taken to Mars where three races co-exist in harmony under the guidance of a god-like being. This pastoral depiction of Mars may charm some; equally, the Christian message of this book may put others off.

Long, Frank Belknap
Mars is my Destination - Pyramid Books, 1962. An agent to investigate a feud between two corporations on Mars. Mars seems to be populated entirely by square-jawed "real men" (who deliver speeches about the virtues of the colonies) and their womanly mates. Meanwhile the hero of this novel seems to spend most of his time brooding and dodging assassins.

Maccoll, Hugh
Mr Stranger's Sealed Packet - London: Chatto and Windus, 1889. Mr Stranger, and eccentric science master at an English school, builds a spaceship and travels to Mars. There a humanoid race of 'Marsians' and falls in love.

Mars We Love You
Mars We Love You / Edited by Jane Hipolato and Willis E. Mcnally - New York: Doubleday, 1971. British ed. with title: The Book of Mars. Theme anthology of Mars stories, arranged in date order. Includes the groundbreaking "A Martian Oddessey", first published in 1934. Contains: excerpts from A Princess Of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs -- "A Martian Oddessey" by Stanley Weinbaum -- "The Embassy" by Donald A. Wollheim -- "Dark Mission" by Lester del Rey -- "Lost Art" by George O. Smith -- "The Cave" by P. Schuler Miller -- "Expedition" by Anthony Boucher -- "Loophole" by Arthur C. Clarke -- "Catch that Martian" by Damon Knight -- "Omnilingual" by H. Beam Piper -- "The Lost City of Mars" by Ray Bradbury -- "One Step From Earth" by Harry Harrison -- "Carthage: Reflections of a Martian" by Frank Herbert -- "Soft Landing" by William Fox -- "Earthbound" by Irene Moyer Jackson -- "In Lonely Lands" by HEllison -- "World of the Wars" by Bruce McAllister -- "Exploration" by Barry M. Malzberg -- Excerpt from Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein -- "Linguistic Relativity in Middle High Martian" by Willis E. McNelly.

Mcauley, Paul J.
Red Dust - London: Victor Gollancz, 1993. A young man finds himself involved in the plots of the "Ten Thousand Years" who rule a Chinese dominated Mars. A complex, multi-layered story, filled with fascinating details.

Mcdonald, Ian
Desolation Road - Bantam, 1991. First published in 1988, afterword copyright 1991. The rise and fall of the town Desolation Road. A fanciful story with everything in it from time travel to little green men, and too complex to summarise briefly. Written in part in tribute to Ray Bradbury. Desolation was one of the better Mars novels of the 1980s.

Mchugh, Maureen F.
China Mountain Zhang - New York: Tor Books, 1992. This book is mainly set on a Communist Chinese Earth, but has a subplot set in a Martian colony. An excellent first novel by a new author.

Mcintosh, J. T.
One In Three Hundred - Garden City, N.Y.:Doubleday, 1954. When the Earth is destroyed only one in three hundred can be saved by resettling on Mars. This book is outdated in its social attitudes as well as its scientific background.

Moffitt, Donald
Crescent in the Sky - New York: Del Rey, 1990. Part 1 of The Mechanical Sky. Sequel: A Gathering of Stars. On a Muslim Mars, a genetic engineer gets caught up in a plot to replace the emir. The author has obviously researched his background well, and the plot and characters hold the readers attention. Unfortunately the book is inconclusive.

Moorcock, Michael
Warriors of Mars - [S.l.] : Compact Books, 1965. Later published as City of the Beast A scientist finds himself on an ancient, exotic Mars. A pastiche of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and very like its inspiration, but inferior Moorcock.

Moorcock, Michael
Blades of Mars - [S.l.] : Compact Books, 1968. Later publiLord of the Spiders A sequel to Warriors of Mars. More adventures on the Red Planet.

Moorcock, Michae
Barbarians of Mars - [S.l.] : Compact Books, 1969. Later published as Masters of the Pit. A sequel to Blades of Mars, in the same style.

Pesek, Ludek
The Earth Is Near / Translated from the German by Anthea Bell - Worcester: Longman Young Books, 1973. First published as Die Erde is Nah: die Marsexpedition, in 1970. An expedition travels to Mars, but conflicts among the croy them. Ostensibly a children's book, but interesting reading for adults as well.

Petaja, Emil
The Caves of Mars - New York: Ace, 1965. A mad scientist uses a Martian drug to establish a cult following. Fairly standard space opera with a brave hero and a beautiful heroine.

Pike, Christopher
The Season of Passage - London: Hodder and Stoughton, c1992. Martian vampires destroy an interplanetary mission. Horror rather than science fiction.

Pohl, Frederik
Man Plus - London: Gollacnz, 1976. An astronaut is surgically transformed into a cyborg in preparation for a mission to Mars. A hard science fiction novel which is at once deeply moving and scientifically accurate. Winner of the Nebula award.

Pohl, Frederik
Mars Plus / by Frederik Pohl and Thomas T. Thomas - New York: Baen Books, 1994. Intelligent computers plot to control Mars. A disappointing sequel to Man Plus.

Pohl, Frederik
Mining the Oort - New York: Ballentine Books, 1992. Mars is heavily in debt to r financing its terraforming project. Follows the career of young Dekker de Woe as he grows up and wishes to take part in this project. A competent piece of science fiction by a thoroughly professional author.

Pope, Gustavus W.
Romances of the Planets, No. 1: Journey to Mars, the Wonderful World: Its Beauty and Splendor: Its Mighty Races and Kingdoms: Its Final Doom - New York: Dillingham, 1894. Sequel: Romances of the Planets, No. 2: Journey to Venus. A U.S. Navy Officer is shipwrecked in Antarctic Ocean, and rescued by Martians who take him to their world. There he meets and falls in love with a princess, but must battle a villainous prince to win her.

Priest, Christopher
The Space Machine : a Scientific Romance. - London: Faber, 1976. A late-Victorian commercial traveller tampers with an eccentric scientist's invention and sends himself and a young lady to Mars. A prequel to War of the Worlds and a successful pastiche in the nineteenth century manner. Mars as described in this book merges recent discoveries with the planet depicted by Wells.

Robinson, Kim Stanley
Red Mars - London: HarperCollins, 1992. The history of Mars as seen through the eyes of its "first hundred". A monumental novel which covers everything from the first landing, through disputes about the ultimate fate of Mars and a rebellion against the corporations which control the planet. Unfortunately, despite the books obvious merits it sometimes reads like a textbook. Winner of the Nebula award.

Robinson, Kim Stanley
Green Mars - London: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. Sequel to Red Mars. Begins where the previous novel leaves off and continues the saga into another generation. Very like Red Mars with many of the same characters and incidents.

Robinson, Kim Stanley
Icehenge - London: Futura, 1984. A woman gets involved in a revolution on Mars. Years later an enormous monument is discovered on Pluto, and historians try to piece together the tale. Told in three sucessive narratives, each of which calls in question what has gone before.

Serviss, Garrett P.
Edison's Conquest of Mars - Los Angeles: Carcosa House, 1947. First published in the New York Evening Journal, Jan 12 to Feb. 10 1898. A "sequel" to War of the Worlds. Thomas Edison invents a spaceship and various lethal weapons, and the nations of Earth send a fleet to retaliate against Mars. For its time scientifically accurate (Garrett P. Serviss was a science journalist), but lacks the style a of H. G. Well's original.

Shiner, Lewis
Frontera - New York: Baen Books, 1984. Some valuable discoveries on Mars cause the Russians and a private corporation to set up rival operations to "rescue" the colonists abandoned there. Well written but rather grim in tone.

Steele, Allen
Labyrinth of Night - London: Century, 1992. A scientific team investigating the "face on Mars" must deal with dangerous alien technology and a military megalomaniac. The best novel dealing with alien artefacts on Mars written in the last decade.

Sullivan, Tim
Martian Viking - New York: Avalon, 1991. An unemployed man is sent to a Martian penal colony, where he is subjected to experiments with hallucinogenic drugs. The style of this novel is reminiscent of Philip K. Dick.

Sykes, S. C.
Red Genesis - New York: Bantam, 1991. A Byron Preiss Visual Publication. The Next Wave; Book 1. Includes bibliography and essays by Isaac Asimov and Eugene Mallove. An industrialist is exiled to Mars afg convicted of causing a major ecological disaster. This book is full of colourful characters and packed with incident set against a lovingly detailed background. An excellent read from a little known author.

Tolstoy, Alexei
Aelita - Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1957. First published in 1922-23. Two Russians fall foul of the King of Mars, who is afraid they will start a revolution.

Tubb, E. C.
Alien Dust - London: Boardman, 1955. A series of grim stories depicting theation of Mars. A gloomy and episodic book, which is by today's standards appallingly sexist.

Two Women of the West
Unveilling a Parallel: A Romance / (Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant) - Boston: Arena Publishing Co., 1893. A rather stuffy gentleman travels to Mars and is shocked by the emancipated women there.

Watson, Ian
The Martian Inca - New York: Scribners' Sons, 1977. A contaminated soil sample from Mars infects a village in the Andes with a consciousness altering. Meanwhile an American expedition to Mars suffers from the same disease.

Whiteford, Wynne
Lake of the Sun - New York: Ace Books, 1989. A colony from Earth discovers Martians living underneath the planet. Despite initial misunderstandings all ends happily. An uncharacteristically lightweight book by Wynne Whiteford.

Whiteford, Wynne
The Specialist - New York: Ace, 1990. A journalist visits Mars to investigate a mysterious probe which is rumoured to have been sighted there. A futery-thriller, set against a successfully worked out background.

Williams, Michael Lindsay
Martian Spring - New York: Avon, 1986. An explosion in the upper atmosphere alters Mars' axial tilt and brings about a "Martian spring". The book includes a race of saintlike, telepathic Martians which awake from hibernation, an embittered, genetically engineered protagonist and a villain named "Von Bok". Possibly the worst Mars book ever written.

Williamson, Jack
Beachhead - New York: Tor Books, 1992. A mission to Mars is jeopardised by personality conflicts amongst the crew and financial chicanery back home. Similar to Bova's Mars published in the same year, but rather more melodramatic.

Wyndham, John
Planet Plane / (as by John Benyon) - London: Newnes, 1935 Subsequently published and better known as Stowaway to Mars. A young female stowaway jeopardises a flight to Mars. A sadly dated novel, with its aviator heroes building their own rocket ship and confronting cardbounists and humanoid aliens on Mars.

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Time:2005-03-01 11:45 pm (UTC)
Missing are Kim Stanley Robinson's Blue Mars, the third in the trilogy; The Martians, a collection of short stories set within in the trilogy; and a novella called Green Mars which predates the novel by several years and seemed to be a prototype for part of the trilogy.
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