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Science Fiction Encyclopedia: Mars

This exemplary entry from the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction provides an erudite overview of the dozens of important works that have taken up Mars as a theme or setting. Here readers will learn how writings about Mars adapted and changed as the scientific understanding of the Red Planet grew. For instance, in the late 19th century Mars was often envisioned as a setting for utopian...

http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/mars
Histropedia: Mars in Fiction

This engrossing timeline from Histropedia plots dozens of novels, movies, and video games that have been set against a Martian backdrop. Here readers will find everything from the 1993 MS-DOS video game Doom to Zack Snyder's under appreciated, Watchmen, all laid out on a visually pleasing and easily digestible timeline. Double click on any title to get started; a tab will open on the right hand...

http://histropedia.com/timeline/jjqqtpg9bg0t/Mars-in-fiction
100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books set on or about Mars

To benefit from the depth and breadth of Goodreads, the world's largest site of reader and book recommendations, users will need to register for a free account. However, for Scout readers not ready to participate on that level, this list of "100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books set on or about Mars" can still provide a compass to navigate the great ocean of Mars-related fiction in the canon. Here...

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/302.100_Science_Fiction_...
NPR: How 'The Martian' Became A Science Love Story

In this five-minute news spot from All Things Considered, the NPR team speaks to Andy Wier, author of the Science Fiction thriller The Martian, the source material for the new Ridley Scott film starring Matt Damon. Here Wier speaks about how he wrote the book that most Mars experts agree is likely the most scientifically accurate depiction of life on the Red Planet in science fiction history,...

https://www.npr.org/2015/09/30/444446982/how-the-martian-bec...