Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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From Library Journal

Mission to Mars:  Out-of-this-World Reads




Exploring Mars: Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery
Exploring Mars: Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery
By Hubbard, Scott
Foreword by Nye, Bill
2012-02 - University of Arizona Press
9780816528967 Check Our Catalog

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
By Roach, Mary
2011-04 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393339918 Check Our Catalog

"America's funniest science writer" ("Washington Post") returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this "New York Times" bestseller. …More


Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet
Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet
By Pyle, Rod
Foreword by Manning, Robert
2012-04 - Prometheus Books
9781616145897 Check Our Catalog

Drawing on contacts at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, award-winning science writer and documentary producer Pyle provides an insider's look into the amazing projects now being developed here and abroad to visit the legendary red planet. …More


The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles
By Bradbury, Ray
2012-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781451678192 Check Our Catalog

Before the advent of space flight, Ray Bradbury had humankind cultivating planets. In "The Martian Chronicles", humanity discovers an ancient civilization on the verge of ruin. This classic work presents tales of human interaction with one another and with the Martians. …More


Red Mars
Red Mars
By Robinson, Kim Stanley
1993-10 - Bantam Books
9780553560732 Check Our Catalog

Winner - 1993 Nebula Awards
In his most ambitious project to date, award-winning author Robinson utilizes years of research and cutting-edge science in the first of three novels that will chronicle the colonization of Mars. For some, Mars will become a passion driving them to daring acts of courage and madness; for others it offers an opportunity to strip the planet of its riches; and for the genetic "alchemists", it presents a chance to create a biomedical miracle.
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Ilium
Ilium
By Simmons, Dan
2009-10 - HarperCollins
9780061794988 Check Our Catalog

A BookPage Notable Title
From the Hugo Award-winning author of the Hyperion Cantos comes the first book of a breathtaking new saga based on the themes of Homer's "The Iliad" and Shakespeare's "The Tempest"--a groundbreaking work from a "magnificent original"
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Mars
Mars
By Bova, Ben
1993-06 - Bantam
9780553562415 Check Our Catalog

Bova's newest novel, Mars, was a commercial and critical sensation in hardcover, reaching both science fiction and mainstream audiences across the country. Told in a grand, sweeping style, it recounts the epic story of the first manned mission to Mars--man's great unconquered frontier. …More