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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

 

 

Titles

YearTitle

1936The Tree of Life by C.L. Moore
1956Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
1961Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
1976Man Plus by Frederik Pohl
1992Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1993Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1993Moving Mars by Greg Bear
1996Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1999The Martian Race by Gregory Benford
2005The Sunborn by Gregory Benford
2020Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars by Will Murray