Life on Mars

Tales from the New Frontier

By Strahan, Jonathan

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ISBN
978-0-67001-216-9
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2011

Gr 7 Up—Strahan has assembled an impressive collection of original stories, written in a more traditional science-fiction style than most of the dystopian novels that have dominated the genre of late. Each of the 12 acclaimed authors has imagined human life on Mars (or almost on Mars) and the challenges people would face trying to tame the Red Planet. While all of the stories are good, standouts include Cory Doctorow's "Martian Chronicles," in whi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2011

In 2004, President George W. Bush announced a goal of sending a manned mission to Mars by 2037. For this collection, editor Strahan challenged twelve authors to write stories imagining that the president's goal had been met. Each story is a planet in orbit around that common theme, each taking into account the particular conditions of Mars as setting; otherwise, as contributor Nancy Kress states, the stories "might as well be set on Earth." Ellen Klag...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Strahan's Mars-themed collection features twelve authors, including Ellen Klages, Alastair Reynolds, Cory Doctorow, and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2011

Presents a stunning variety of ideas and voices. The collected tales include consideration of the voyage to Mars, the early stages of its colonization, and the late histo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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