Old Mars

  • Title: Old Mars
  • Author: George R.R. Martin Gardner Dozois Michael Moorcock Joe R. Lansdale James S.A. Corey Phyllis Eisenstein Matthew Hughes David D. Levine
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  • Page: 346
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  • Old Mars Fifteen all new stories by science fiction s top talents collected by bestselling author George R R Martin and multiple award winning editor Gardner DozoisBurroughs s A Princess of Mars Bradbury s Th
    Fifteen all new stories by science fiction s top talents, collected by bestselling author George R R Martin and multiple award winning editor Gardner DozoisBurroughs s A Princess of Mars Bradbury s The Martian Chronicles Heinlein s Red Planet These and so many inspired generations of readers with a sense that science fiction s greatest wonders did not necessarilyFifteen all new stories by science fiction s top talents, collected by bestselling author George R R Martin and multiple award winning editor Gardner DozoisBurroughs s A Princess of Mars Bradbury s The Martian Chronicles Heinlein s Red Planet These and so many 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.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, welcoming, exotic Mars a planet of ancient canals cutting through red deserts studded with the ruined cities of dying races.

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    About George R.R. Martin Gardner Dozois Michael Moorcock Joe R. Lansdale James S.A. Corey Phyllis Eisenstein Matthew Hughes David D. Levine


    1. George R.R Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines amateur fan magazines Martin s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21 The Hero, sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue Other sales followed In 1970 Martin received a B.S in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude He went on to complete a M.S in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972 1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973 1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976 1978 He wrote part time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher In 1975 he married Gale Burnick They divorced in 1979, with no children Martin became a full time writer in 1979 He was writer in residence at Clarke College from 1978 79 Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986 In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co Supervising Producer He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992 93 Martin s present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico He is a member of Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America he was South Central Regional Director 1977 1979, and Vice President 1996 1998 , and of Writers Guild of America, West uscmillan author george


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    1. Martian Blood by Allen M SteeleThere is life on Mars. We invade. I liked this storyThe Ugly duckling by Matthew HughesA good story about an archaeologist on duh, Mars.The wreck of the Mars Adventure by David D LevineCaptain Kidd takes his ship and sails to mars. Yes, that was one for the imagination.Swords of Zar-tu-kan by S.M.StirlingA kidnapping. A rather meh story.Shoals by Mary RosenblumIt started off a bit boring, but then the Martians came and it turned good.In the tombs of the Martian Kin [...]

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    2. Old Mars is a deliberately retro style pulp sci-fi anthology, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner R. Dozois. This is a collection that gleefully turns its back on things like Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity, and the rest of the Mars rovers to revisit a time when the canals of Mars were full of the promise of alien civilization.The Ugly Duckling by Matthew Hughes was a fascinating story about a covert sort of archaeological expedition to Mars, complete with a little social commentary about ob [...]

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    3. 3,5/5. Добър сборник, допадна ми, макар като го четях да имах чувството, че нещичко му липсва, нещо за да е супер, нещо във всеки разказа, ала какво не мога да определя точно.

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    4. One word: Disappointment. Why? Because most stories in this book (with the exception of one or two) are just average.

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    5. Old Mars is an anthology of short science fiction stories based about Mars. All of the stories are very enjoyable and some of them we quite riveting. Giving us a quick view into each author's style of writing and wetting our appetites, hopefully, for more to come. Below is an extremely brief synopsis of each short story contained in Old MarsIntroduction by George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin gives a detailed but intriguing history on the exploration of Mars, fact and fiction, as well as the h [...]

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    6. Много приятна селекция от разкази свързани с Марс.Издържани в духа на Бъроуз и Бредбъри, те ни пренасят на една древна магическа планета, люлка на стари и загадъчни цивилизации.Най ми допаднаха двата приратски разказа - чудесен микс от идеи се е получил.Препоръчвам!

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    7. An anthology of stories set on versions of the Mars we used to think was out there until the Mariner probes brought back the tedious truth. I say 'we' - for as long as I've been alive, it's been known that our nearest neighbour was beige and barren. I've never even read Edgar Rice Burroughs (though I thought the John Carter film was much better than report and Hollywood politics admitted). And yet George RR Martin's introduction, 'Red Planet Blues', still brought a tear to my eye as he reminded [...]

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    8. I have to say, for the most part, this book was a disappointment. It gets three stars as an average between the stories I loved (Martian Blood, In the Tombs of the Martian Kings, The Dead Sea-Bottom Scrolls, The Lost Canal, and The Queen of the Night's Aria) and the ones that I despised (particularly The Wreck of the Mars Adventure and Mariner -- honestly, I dislike naval stories). There were others that were simply lackluster and a little boring.Despite that, I'm happy to have read the collecti [...]

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    9. I really enjoyed this collection of stories set in "Old Mars" - the consensus Mars of space opera and pulp fiction, rather than the Mars that our probes and robotic rovers have brought us. It is tellingly dedicated to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Leigh Brackett, Catherine Moore, Ray Bradbury, and Roger Zelazny (of these, the only one I have not read at this point is Catherine Moore). The stories in this collection:* "Martian Blood" by Allen M. Steel, with a guide to aboriginal Martians (who seem rather [...]

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    10. Maybe a smidgen more than three stars and for the most part at least entertaining, as with all anthologies (or most at least) this turned out te be a bit of a mixed bag. At least it was for me. I thought I would love it, to be honest, but that was because of a lack of self-knowledge on my part. A more honest self-evaluation showed me that I am a) not familiar with the genre this collection is harking back to, i.e. that of planetary romance and b) not that much of a fan of the larger than life he [...]

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    11. Имало едно време една планета на име Марс, цял един свят на червени пясъци, канали и безкрайни приключения…: knigolandiafo/book-review/sВ последната седмица малкото свободно време поделих между Марс и Отвъдие (“Острието на Тишал” на Стоувър) и не съжалих нито за момент за това криволи [...]

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    12. Old Mars is a wonderfully nostalgic Short-story collection about Mars and its exploration in the human experience BEFORE the discoveries of the 1970's. Thus you will find included romantic tales of Mars according to the canon of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Stanley G. Weinbaum, George Orwell,Leigh Brackett, Catherine Moore, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny et al. who envisioned a Mars with ancient alien civilizations, more atmosphere than actually exists, warmer temperatures than actually ex [...]

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    13. MARTIAN BLOOD, by Allen M. Steele - ***THE UGLY DUCKLING, by Matthew Hughes - ***THE WRECK OF THE MARS ADVENTURE, by David D. Levine - ***SWORDS OF ZAR-TU-KAN, by S.M. Stirling - ***SHOALS, by Mary Rosenblum - ***IN THE TOMBS OF THE MARTIAN KINGS, by Mike Resnick - ****OUT OF SCARLIGHT, by Liz Williams - ** (Felt more Fantasy or Weird West)THE DEAD SEA-BOTTOM SCROLLS, by Howard Waldrop - ***A MAN WITHOUT HONOR, by James S.A. Corey - ** (Meh!)WRITTEN IN DUST, by Melinda Snodgrass - **** (Excellen [...]

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    14. A collection of stories based on the old ideas of Mars. The ERB's version of Mars and some of the stories hit the mark square on. In fact a few of them have people travel to Mars using ways that have a nod to John Carter. The collection had that pulpy feel to it and it was a lot of fun to read. Some great stories in here and some ok ones but not a single clunker in the collection at all. I won't be surprised if a story from the collection gets some critical nods but I doubt it will be one of my [...]

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    15. Trigger Warning: this is not your average sci-fi story compilation. Well, the stories are average, but that's not the point. As hinted in the title, this compilation is a tribute to the golden age of science fiction, in which the stories are mostly about space explorers, mad scientists, bug-eyed monsters, ancient civilizations on Mars and so forth.The problem with this one is denying the fact that unlike many sub-genres of literature, science fiction has a temporal character; meaning that it sub [...]

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    16. *** Possible Spoilers ***These short stories are a nod to the era of pulp sci-fi. In those times it was quite common for authors to chose Mars as a setting for their story. Then science determined that Mars was a lifeless desert and authors chose other venues for their work. But fiction is fiction and this set of authors decided to have some fun with the red planet once again and the produced a number of excellent stories that are fun to read. Martians come in all shapes and sizes. Many are cool [...]

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    17. As one would expect, this was a mixed bag of short stories about mars. Some interesting ideas mixed with some decisedly odd ones such as pirates on boats sailing across the sand. I have a special distaste for SF that reverts to historical earth. A number of stories fitted this template. Three stars was generous. For a short read in the loo, this will be handy.

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    18. I am a big fan of the old Mars stories of Bradbury, Heinlein, Asimov, et al. While I love the newer, science-based Mars books, I was still glad to see a new incarnation of the old theme. If you read this book, I recommend you go back and read some of the classics, especially Bradbury's Martian Chronicles.

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    19. A collection of short stories about Mars. Not the Mars of Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, of scientific rigour in the modern age, but an older Mars, the Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Ray Bradbury, of canals and more-or-less breathable atmosphere, and ancient civilisations. In short, the Mars of my childhood, and of the pulp magazine stories that first introduced me to science fiction.A stunningly simple yet great idea, inducing modern SF authors to write stories about Mars as it was in th [...]

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    20. I admit I waffled a bit over reading the George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois edited anthologies, Old Mars and Old Venus. These were put together as a nostalgic celebration of the Planetary Romance era of science fiction from the 1930s through the '50s. Mr. Martin and Mr. Dozois grew up on that work, it forms the deep core of their love of SF, and it's rather delightful how delighted they are to harken back to those times.But I have no nostalgia for Planetary Romance. It's not the SF I grew up [...]

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    21. A collection of new short stories about Old Mars - that is, the Mars sci-fi writers imagined before NASA provided us all with so much data about the Red Planet. Almost every story is good, and some of them are great fun.

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    22. RED PLANET BLUES (Introduction) by George R.R. Martin“Once upon a time there was a planet called Mars, a world of red sands, canals, and endless adventure. I remember it well, for I went there often as a child.” (p.xi)Thus Martin introduces his anthology on Martians: “OLD MARS” by George R.R. Martin (Editor), Gardner R. Dozois (Editor) “And Mars was red, its color visible even to the naked eyes of the ancients; the color of blood and fire. Small wonder the Romans named it after their g [...]

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    23. Редуваха се добри и интересни разкази, с доста скучни и посредствени. Като цяло добра идея за обединяване на такива разкази, но нещо като че ли му липсва на сборника. Мога да отлича разказите на Йън Макдоналд, Джеймс Кори, Майк Резник и Алън Стийл.

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    24. I wish I hadn't read this book. It wasn't a bad book. Most of the stories, if rated individually, would get three stars -- maybe a couple would get two, and one or two would get four. It's just that it took up valuable space in my reading schedule, and I'm still not sure why.The premise of the book is that it contains stories about Mars as if we didn't know that it lacks intelligent life. I guess that before the Mariner 4 mission, it was possible to think that Mars had a lot of life on it. So on [...]

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    25. Марс от фантазията на класиците е възроден:Цялото ревю тук: knijenpetar/2015/ Марс съвсем не е била планетата, която знаем сега - пуста и безжизнена, без и най-малката следа от живот (за момента е така). Към днешна дата десетки безпилотни апарати са изследвали Червената планета, ровей [...]

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    26. When I sat down to read Old Mars I was pretty excited. I'd had a great time between the pages of the previous collection Old Venus, and here I was expecting some more of the same. Adventure stories, compelling stories, thoughtful stories; basically, a nice mix of talent and different approaches to the subject matter that would have something for everyone.Mars has always been fascinating, and my love of the red world stems, of course, from classics such as 'The War of the Worlds', 'The Martian Ch [...]

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    27. Old Mars is a collection of short stories, inspired by the pre-Mariner probe tradition of science fiction writing about Mars. There is a great introduction by George R.R. Martin about his youthful admiration for fanciful Martian tales. Then comes a selection of stories reflecting the influence of various twentieth century science fiction writers. Allen M. Steele, for example, sets the first story in a desert not unlike that of Nevada, complete with an Edgar Rice Burroughs themed resort. This res [...]

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    28. Mars! Before space probes revealed it as a nearly airless dustball, Mars held a magical hold on writers imaginations. An ancient world, a dying race, vast canals visible from millions of miles away. Adventure! Mystery! This collection of short stories is an homage to the pre-spaceflight notions of the Red Planet. A few set theri stories within the established settings of previous authors, such as Ray Bradbury or H.G.Wells. Others create their own unique visions. This collection was right up my a [...]

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    29. This book of short stories brings back fond memories of stories that I read as a teen. These are based on a Mars that is no more, a Mars that has life, water in the polar ice caps and canals to transport the water to the Martian cities. A Mars that has stories to tell. Heinlein, Bradbury, Burroughs, and many other authors told those tales. But these are all new stories not older recycled stories by the aforementioned authors. These are fantasy because hard science says that the Mars in these pag [...]

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    30. I got this because The Dead Sea-Bottom Scrolls by Howard Waldrop was nominated for a Locus Award for best short story in 2014. His story was interesting, but it did thrill me I think some others in the category are stronger. And the rest of the book didn't do it for me either, even though I'm very into short stories right now. I picked it up several times, read a couple of the stories, but something about the tone of the book wasn't working for me. Maybe it's because our basic idea about Mars ha [...]

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