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Old Mars
Edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
Cover Artist: Stephen Youll
Review by Benjamin Wald
Bantam Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345537270
Date: 08 October 2013 List Price $28.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

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Product Description: Fifteen all-new stories by science fiction's top talents, collected by bestselling author George R.R. Martin and multiple-award winning editor Gardner Dozois.

Burroughs's A Princess of Mars. Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles. Heinlein's Red Planet. These and so many more inspired generations of readers with a sense that science fiction's 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 own--a 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 civilizations—by 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.

This is 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 • Phyllis Eisenstein • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • David D. Levine • Ian McDonald • Michael Moorcock • Mike Resnick • Chris Roberson • Mary Rosenblum • Melinda Snodgrass • Allen M. Steele • S.M. Stirling • Howard Waldrop • Liz Williams.
And an Introduction by George R.R. Martin!

(Source: Bantam)

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