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Mars probes
Crowther, Peter, 1949-
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New York : Daw Books, 2002.
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315 pages ; 18 cm
Introduction, the fascination of Mars / Patrick Moore -- Love affair / Ray Bradbury -- Myth of the Martian future / Eric Brown -- Martian theodicy / Paul Di Filippo -- Real story / Alastair Reynolds -- Flower children of Mars / Mike Resnick and M. Shayne Bell -- Out of the blue, into the red / James Lovegrove -- Mom, the Martians, and me / Scott Edelman -- Old cosmonaut and the construction worker dream of Mars / Ian McDonald -- Walk across Mars / Allen Steele -- Martian autumn / Stephen Baxter -- Shields of Mars / Gene Wolfe -- Under Mars / Paul McAuley -- War of the worldviews / James Morrow -- Near earth object / Brian Aldiss -- Me after the rock / Patrick O'Leary -- Lost sorceress of the silent citadel / Michael Moorcock -- Author's biographies.
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PR1309.S3 M37 2002 Adult Mass Market Paperback Non-Fiction Area

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Mars has been a seminal setting for countless science fiction adventures-from the worship of Mars as the god of war, to the image of the "angry red planet," the invaders from The War of the Worlds , the mysterious "canals" of Mars, the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels set on Mars, innumerable science fiction movies set on Mars or featuring Martians who come to Earth, and of course, Ray Bradbury's classic The Martian Chronicles .

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Library Journal Review

From Ray Bradbury's gentle tale of love's conquest of fear ("The Love Affair"), never before published in the United States, to Michael Moorcock's ebullient homage to the Mars fiction of Leigh Brackett ("The Lost Sorceress of the Silent Citadel"), the 16 original stories in this collection capture the eternal fascination with the red planet. Including tales by Ian McDonald, Gene Wolfe, and other veteran sf authors, the stories in this volume range from science fantasy to high-tech adventure and belong in most libraries' sf collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.