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Red Mars
Kim Stanley Robinson - Nov 01, 1993 (first published in 1992)
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In his most ambitious project to date, award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research & cutting-edge science in the 1st of a trilogy chronicling the colonization of Mars:For eons, sandstorms have swept the desolate landscape. For centuries, Mars has beckoned humans to conquer its hostile climate. Now, in 2026, a group of 100 c...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams - Sep 27, 1995 (first published in 1979)
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Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space ai...
Packing for Mars
The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Mary Roach - Apr 04, 2011
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The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule, Mary Roach takes us on the surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth....
The Right Stuff
Tom Wolfe - Mar 04, 2008 (first published in 1979)
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Tom Wolfe began The Right Stuff at a time when it was unfashionable to contemplate American heroism. Nixon had left the White House in disgrace, the nation was reeling from the catastrophe of Vietnam, and in 1979--the year the book appeared--Americans were being held hostage by Iranian militants. Yet it was exactly the anachronistic courage of his ...
Robert Charles Wilson - Nov 17, 2020
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Now in a Tor Essentials edition, Robert Charles Wilson's Spin, a Hugo-winning novel of breathtaking cosmic scope.One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. He and his best friends,...
Downbelow Station
C. J. Cherryh - Dec 02, 2008 (first published in 1981)
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A legend among sci-fi readers, C. J. Cherryh's Union-Alliance novels, while separate and complete in themselves, are part of a much larger tapestry—a future history spanning 5,000 years of human civilization. A blockbuster space opera of the rebellion between Earth and its far-flung colonies, it is a classic science fiction masterwork....
Moving Mars
A Novel
Greg Bear - May 01, 2007 (first published in 1993)
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Moving Mars is a story of human courage and love set within the greater saga of a planetary liberation movement. Mars is a colonial world, governed by corporate interests on Earth. The citizens of Mars are hardworking, but held back by their lack of access to the best education, and the desire of the Earthly powers to keep the best new inventions f...
The War of the Worlds
H. G. Wells - Jul 04, 2014 (first published in 1898)
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Shortly after astronomers observe explosions on the surface of Mars, meteor-like objects begin crashing into Earth. Martians emerge from their craters in large tripods, wiping out army units with heat-rays as they roam the English countryside. When the order is given to evacuate London, all seems lost. But there is one minor detail that the Martian...
Desolation Road
Ian McDonald - Jul 28, 2009 (first published in 1988)
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It all began thirty years ago on Mars, with a greenperson. But by the time it all finished, the town of Desolation Road had experienced every conceivable abnormality from Adam Black's Wonderful Travelling Chautauqua and Educational 'Stravaganza (complete with its very own captive angel) to the Astounding Tatterdemalion Air Bazaar. Its inhabitants r...
Leaving Orbit
Margaret Lazarus Dean - May 17, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it.In the 1960s humans took their first steps away from Earth—and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity, and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has end...
The Sword of Rhiannon by Leigh Brackett
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal
Wool by Hugh Howey
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
How Apollo Flew to the Moon by W. David Woods
Curiosity by Markus Motum
The Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey
The Case for Mars by Robert Zubrin
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Welcome to Mars by Buzz Aldrin
Marketing the Moon by David Meerman Scott
The Quantum Thief by aa
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Mars by Leonard David
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Before Mars by Emma Newman
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
Rose for Ecclesiastes by Roger Zelazny
World War Z by Max Brooks
Vampire Hunter D, Vol. 1 by Hideyuki Kikuchi
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Space Chronicles by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
How We'll Live on Mars by Stephen Petranek
Saturn Run by John Sandford
Accelerando by Charles Stross
Survivor by Octavia E. Butler
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
Red Dust by Ma Jian
Mars by Ben Bova
Out of Orbit by Chris Jones
A Martian Odyssey by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Ambient by Jack Womack
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
The Martian Race by Gregory Benford
Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien
Aelita by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy
High-Rise by J. G. Ballard
Voyage to the Red Planet by Terry Bisson
The Space Machine by Christopher Priest
Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven
White Mars by Brian W. Aldiss
Finches of Mars by Brian Aldiss