Friday, July 3, 2015

The Reader's Shelf


From Library Journal

Mars:  The Re(a)d Planet




The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
By Heinlein, Robert A.
2010-04 - Baen Books
9781439133569 Check Our Catalog
The rollicking adventures of the Stone Family on a tour of the Solar System. It all statred when the twins, Castor and Pollux Stone, decided that life on the Lunar colony was too dull and decided to buy their own spaceship and go into business for themselves. Their father thought that was a fine, idea, except that he and Grandma Hazel bought the spaceship and the whole Stone Family were on their …More


Red Mars
Red Mars
By Robinson, Kim Stanley
1993-10 - Bantam Books
9780553560732 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Nebula Awards (1993)

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
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The Martian
The Martian
By Weir, Andy
2014-02 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780804139021 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Alex Awards (2015), Indies Choice Book Awards (2015), Thriller Awards (2015)

When a freak dust storm brings a manned mission to Mars to an unexpected close, an astronaut who is left behind fights to stay alive. …More


The Empress of Mars
The Empress of Mars
By Baker, Kage
2010-02 - Tor Books
9780765325518 Check Our Catalog
Based on the Hugo-nominated novella of the same name, this is a rollicking novel of action, planetary romance, and high adventure. …More


Red Rising
Red Rising
By Brown, Pierce
2014-01 - Del Rey Books
9780345539786 Check Our Catalog
"A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power...reminiscent of "The Hunger Games" and "Game of Thrones". -- Kirkus Reviews …More


The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles
By Bradbury, Ray
2011-10 - Harper Perennial
9780062079930 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