Old Mars

Is science ruining science fiction?  Of course not!  Or is it?  Sometimes maybe it is standing in the way of a good story.

This week we look briefly at Old Mars.

3 thoughts on “Old Mars”

  1. No, people claiming to be science fiction writers don’t have the knowledge or imagination to come up with more sophisticated science stories. We still don’t have a Moon colony.

  2. I’ll be listening to your take on this book shortly. I love it unreservedly. I hope that there will be an audio-book version so I can get my wife to listen to at least a few of the stories. I was never a huge fan of Barsoom as a kid but I did read Otis Adelbert Kline and I read the “Edward Bradbury” books by Michael Moorcock.
    I grew up appreciating a nearly contemporary view of Mars as the possibility of a breathable atmosphere and canals dwindled and was put to rest by fly-bys. I still love “Red Planet”, “The Sands of Mars” and lesser known novels of that era such as “No Man Friday” by Rex Gordon and “Not in Solitude” by Kenneth Gantz.
    This anthology had me from the beginning but when Captain Kidd is commissioned to undertake a venture to the Red Planet for King and Country… (The Wreck of the Mars Adventure – David E. Levine) Well, that was the most fun I’d had in a lot of reading.

    1. I unashamedly love the old style interpretations of Mars with its atmosphere and canals. Science and discovery have brought us many wonderful things, but, in a way, they’ve shrunk the worlds of adventure from my youth.

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