Fifteen all-new tales via technology fiction’s best abilities, accrued by way of bestselling writer George R. R. Martin and multiple-award successful editor Gardner Dozois
Burroughs’s A Princess of Mars. Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles. Heinlein’s Red Planet. those and such a lot of extra encouraged generations of readers with a feeling that technology fiction’s maximum wonders didn't unavoidably lie a ways sooner or later or light-years around the galaxy yet have been to be came across straight away on a close-by global tantalizingly just like our own—a purple planet that burned like an ember in our evening sky . . . and in our imaginations.
This new anthology of fifteen all-original technological know-how fiction tales, edited through George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, celebrates the Golden Age of technological know-how Fiction, an period full of stories of interplanetary colonization and derring-do. ahead of the appearance of strong telescopes and house probes, our sunlight method can be imagined as teeming with unusual life-forms and old civilizations—by no ability continually pleasant to the dominant species of Earth. And of the entire planets orbiting that G-class famous person we name the sunlight, none used to be so steeped in an air of secrecy of romantic decadence, exciting secret, and gung-ho event as Mars.
sign up for such seminal participants as Michael Moorcock, Mike Resnick, Joe R. Lansdale, S. M. Stirling, Mary Rosenblum, Ian McDonald, Liz Williams, James S. A. Corey, and others during this very good unfashionable anthology that turns its again at the chilly, all-but-airless Mars of the Mariner probes and in its place embraces an older, extra welcoming, extra unique Mars: a planet of old canals slicing via purple deserts studded with the ruined towns of death races.
FEATURING ALL-NEW tales BY
James S. A. Corey • Phyllis Eisenstein • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • David D. Levine • Ian McDonald • Michael Moorcock • Mike Resnick • Chris Roberson • Mary Rosenblum • Melinda Snodgrass • Allen M. Steele • S. M. Stirling • Howard Waldrop • Liz Williams
And an creation through George R. R. Martin!
Praise for Old Mars
“Strong, enjoyable and evocative.”—Tor.com
“A wonderful anthology . . . Pulp magic lives in those pages.”—Bookhound
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