Fifteen all-new stories by science fictionas top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award winning editor Gardner Dozois Burroughsas A Princess of Mars. Bradburyas The Martian Chronicles. Heinleinas Red Planet. These and so many more inspired generations of readers with a sense that science fictionas greatest wonders did not necessarily lie far in the future or light-years across the galaxy but were to be found right now on a nearby world tantalizingly similar to our ownaa red planet that burned like an ember in our night sky . . . and in our imaginations. This new anthology of fifteen all-original science fiction stories, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, celebrates the Golden Age of Science Fiction, an era filled with tales of interplanetary colonization and derring-do. Before the advent of powerful telescopes and space probes, our solar system could be imagined as teeming with strange life-forms and ancient civilizationsaby no means always friendly to the dominant species of Earth. And of all the planets orbiting that G-class star we call the Sun, none was so steeped in an aura of romantic decadence, thrilling mystery, and gung-ho adventure as Mars. Join such seminal contributors as Michael Moorcock, Mike Resnick, Joe R. Lansdale, S. M. Stirling, Mary Rosenblum, Ian McDonald, Liz Williams, James S. A. Corey, and others in this brilliant retro anthology that turns its back on the cold, all-but-airless Mars of the Mariner probes and instead embraces an older, more welcoming, more exotic Mars: a planet of ancient canals cutting through red deserts studded with the ruined cities of dying races. FEATURING ALL-NEW STORIES BY James S. A. Corey ac Phyllis Eisenstein ac Matthew Hughes ac Joe R. Lansdale ac David D. Levine ac Ian McDonald ac Michael Moorcock ac Mike Resnick ac Chris Roberson ac Mary Rosenblum ac Melinda Snodgrass ac Allen M. Steele ac S. M. Stirling ac Howard Waldrop ac Liz Williams And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin! Praise for Old Mars aStrong, fun and evocative.aaTor.com aA fantastic anthology . . . Pulp magic lives in these pages.aaBookhound From the Hardcover edition.Praise for Old Mars aStrong, fun and evocative.aaTor.com aA fantastic anthology . . . Pulp magic lives in these pages.aaBookhound From the Hardcover edition.
|Author||:||George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois|
|Publisher||:||Bantam - 2013-10-08|