Multcolib My Librarian Rachael: Red planet fiction
Annotation:An action packed tale of a man stranded on Mars. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.
Annotation:Mary Griffith is one of the many independent minded adventure seekers to flee an increasingly rule-dominated Earth for a harsh life on Mars. Funny, romantic and surprising.
Annotation:Anyone on Mars who can afford it has their consciousness implanted into an android. Private eye Alex Lomax can't afford it, but has to go up against these powerful cyborgs in a classic private eye novel on the Mars frontier.
Annotation:Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed.
Annotation:Greed pulls the archaeologist Matt Carse into the forgotten tomb of the Martian god Rhiannon and plunges the unlikely hero into the Red Planet's fantastic past. Brackett was one of the few females who wrote the pulpy science fiction that thrived in the 1940s, and wrote the original screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back.
Annotation:Classics professor Hockenberry is helping the Greek Gods recreate the Trojan War on Mars, while on Earth the cossetted remains of the human race are re-learning steel forging and adventure.
Annotation:A thoughtful account of the colonization of Mars, with all the ideological and political struggles that are inevitable in such a bold endeavor.
Annotation:A collection of linked short stories about Mars. In these lovely and wise tales Bradbury explores racism, conformity, technology, and what it would mean for humans to become 'martians.'
Annotation:A rip-roaring adventure first published in 1917. The story of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who inexplicably finds himself held prisoner on the planet Mars by the Green Men of Thark. Also available as a free ebook through Project Gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62
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Mars has been a rich setting for fiction for centuries. Now that our surrogates are exploring the red planet, knowing that we may be on Mars in a few decades only increases the eagerness to visit it in our imaginings.