Monday, August 6, 2012

Mars With Life

The Curiosity Rover has successfully landed on Mars.  It's mission is to find sings of ancient prehistoric life on the planet.  Here are a few books in which Mars has life.

      by Stirling, S. M.
In the parallel world aliens terraformed Mars (and Venus) two hundred million years ago, seeding them with life-forms from Earth. By the year 2000, America, Russia, and the other great powers of Earth are all contending for influence and power amid the newly-discovered inhabitants of our sister planets. On Mars, early hominids evolved civilization earlier than their earthly cousins, driven by the needs of a harsh world growing still harsher as the initial terraforming runs down.  Now, in a new stand-alone adventure set in this world's 2000 AD, Jeremy Wainman is an archaeologist who has achieved a lifelong dream; to travel to Mars and explore the dead cities of the Deep Beyond, searching for the secrets of the Kings Beneath the Mountain and the fallen empire they ruled.

Mars Trilogy: A Princess of Mars - The Gods of Mars - The Warlord of Mars
     by Burroughs, Edgar Rice; Fischer, Scott M. (Illustrator); Gustafson, Scott (Illustrator); Zug, Mark (Illustrator)

The first three John Carter of Mars books in a 100th anniversary edition. Ever since A Princess of Mars was published in 1912, readers of all ages have read and loved Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series. Still fun even after 100 years.

War of the Worlds: New Millenium
     by Niles, Douglas
First the Mars probe picked up an anomaly. Then NASA saw some strange activity, and many stargazers noticed meteorites rocketing towards earth. A cylinder surreptitiously landed in Wisconsin, then another, and another. The War of the Worlds had begun. Niles follows in the great tradition of Wells' original masterpiece. As tripods leave a swath of destruction across the Americas, Washington groups some of its great minds to solve the problem as the Pentagon throws at the invaders the latest hardware the military has to offer. At stake is the survival of the human race and the dominion of planet earth.  A Clancy like techno-thriller.

What if Wells witnessed something that spurred him to write The War of the Worlds not as entertainment but as a warning to the complacent people of Earth? International bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson, writing here as Gabriel Mesta, explores that tantalizing theory in this unique, thrilling novel that expertly evokes the Victorian era. From drafty London flats to the steamy Sahara, to the surface of the moon and beyond, The Martian War takes the reader on an exhilarating journey with Wells and his companions -- and is pure delight from start to finish.

The Day the Martians Came
     by Pohl, Frederik
Henry Steegman is hardly "Mr. Personality" aboard the Mars-bound Algonquin 9. Yet it is he who bungles upon the spectacular Macy's-like city beneath the Red Planet's crust. For better or worse, the name Steegman will be immortalized by a discovery that will transform millions of lives. A collection of connected stories which investigate the impact the discovery of life on Mars has on the everyday life of humans.


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