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    The Tree of Life by C.L. Moore

A gripping tale of the planet Mars and the terrible monstrosity that called its victims to it from afar—a tale of Northwest Smith. Originally published in the October, 1936 issue of Weird Tales.

Year: 1936
Genre: Science Fiction

    Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein

"Lorenzo the Great" -a down-and-out actor wasting the remainder of his life in bars, encounters a space-pilot who offers him a drink, before he knows what is going on, he is on Mars involved in a deep conspiracy with global consequences. He is given a mission where failure would not only mean his own death, it would almost certainly mean an all-out planetary war.

Year: 1956
Genre: Political SF

    Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth's inhabitants forever...

Year: 1961
Genre: Alien ContactScience FictionSoft SF

    Man Plus by Frederik Pohl

The American government works feverishly to complete a massive project to colonize Mars. Former astronaut Roger Torraway has agreed to be transformed by the latest advances in biological and cybernetic science into something new, a being that can survive the rigors of Mars before it is terraformed. Becoming Man Plus will allow him to be the linchpin in opening the new Martian frontier...but not without challenging his humanity as no man has ever been challenged before.

Year: 1976
Genre: Science Fiction

    Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

John Boone, Maya Toitavna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars. For some, Mars will become a passion driving them to daring acts of courage and madness; for others it offers and opportunity to strip the planet of its riches. And for the genetic "alchemists, " Mars presents a chance to create a biomedical miracle, a breakthrough that could change all we know about life... and death.

Year: 1992
Genre: Hard SF

    Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Nearly a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed, but the transformation of Mars to an Earth-like planet has just begun. In Green Mars the colonists will attempt to turn the red planet into a lush garden for humanity. They will bombard the atmosphere with ice meteorites to add moisture. They will seed the red deserts with genetically engineered plants. Then they will tap the boiling planetary core to warm the planet's frozen surface. But their heroic efforts don't go unchallenged.

Year: 1993
Genre: Action & Adventure SFHard SF

    Moving Mars by Greg Bear

The child of one of the oldest, most revered family-corporate units on colonized Mars, Casseia Majumdar has spent her entire life in the tunnels that run beneath the surface of her homeworld. As a young college student in 2171 she experiences a profound political awakening, and her embrace of radical activism only intensifies following a failed diplomatic mission to Earth. But it is a staggering scientific discovery by Martian physicist Charles Franklin that will ultimately reveal the depths of the perfidy of the “Terries,” forcing an imperiled civilization to alter forever the map of the universe.

Year: 1993
Genre: Hard SFPolitical SF

    Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

The red planet is no more. Now green and verdant, Mars has been dramatically altered from a desolate world into one where humans can flourish. The First Hundred settlers are being pulled into a fierce new struggle between the Reds, a group devoted to preserving Mars in its desert state, and the Green "terraformers." Meanwhile, Earth is in peril. A great flood threatens an already overcrowded and polluted planet.

Year: 1996
Genre: Space Opera

    The Martian Race by Gregory Benford

From the Nebula Award-winning author of "Timescape" and "Foundation's Fear" comes a hard-science thriller about the race to Mars that will tie into NASA's upcoming landing on the planet.

Year: 1999
Genre: Hard SF

    The Sunborn by Gregory Benford

The first manned mission to Mars has been successful. However, there is a gathering mystery surrounding "marsmat"- the complex, anaerobic life-form that the expedition discovered inside a honeycomb of tunnels below the planet's surface. The search for the answers to humanity's ultimate questions about life in the universe will lead to the fringes of the solar system-to the dark and cold void beyond the planet Pluto.

Year: 2005
Genre: Hard SFSpace Exploration




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1936The Tree of Life by C.L. Moore Science Fiction, Mars
1956Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein Political SF, Mars, Moon
1961Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Alien Contact, Science Fiction, Soft SF, Mars
1976Man Plus by Frederik Pohl Science Fiction, Mars
1992Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson Hard SF, Mars Trilogy, Mars
1993Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson Action & Adventure SF, Hard SF, Mars Trilogy, Mars
1993Moving Mars by Greg Bear Hard SF, Political SF, Quantum Logic, Mars
1996Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson Space Opera, Mars Trilogy, Mars
1999The Martian Race by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Adventures of Victor & Julia, Mars
2005The Sunborn by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Space Exploration, Adventures of Victor & Julia, Mars
2011The Martian by Andy Weir Science Fiction, Space Exploration, Mars
2018Thin Air by Richard K. Morgan Action & Adventure SF, Mars
2020Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars by Will Murray Fantasy, Whats New, Tarzan, Mars





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