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 me of all those other stories I did read set on that other, better Mars of ancient cities and dwindling races, stories by everyone from CS Lewis to Clifford Simak And to be honest, that introduction an edited version is online here is probably my favourite thing in this collection Which may sound damning, but it really is a wonderful essay on that most melancholy of to For the romantics out there, this is a return to Ray Bradbury s Mars What if there were canals on Mars and old civilizations The editors invited a number of writers to author shot stories based on this theme I found out it a great read. . Aqui est a resenha dos 9 primeiros contos N o d para colocar todos por aqui Mas, as demais resenhas est o dispon veis no Fic es Humanas 1 Sangue Marciano Alan Steele 4 estrelasAs hist rias de John Carter se tornaram muito famosas nos EUA As explora es nos rios de Marte, os combates contra jeddaks, contra tiranos e at l deres de seitas levavam os americanos loucura nas d cadas de 1920 e 1930 At os dias de hoje vemos reflexos da obra de Edgar Rice Burroughs nos livros de muitos autores de fic o cient fica Allan Steele pegou toda essa heran a e influ ncia e ressignificou em uma hist ria onde a coloniza o de Marte se tornou algo maligno Nosso protagonista uma esp cie de faz tudo que contratado por um doutor para lev lo at uma comunidade de marcianos Nesse mundo, os seres humanos acabaram construindo grandes cidades e os marcianos se afastaram da esfera de influ ncia dos home 3,5 5 .
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 obliterating the past in the pursuit of progress. Sword of Zar Tu Kan by S M Stirling is one of those stories that barely slipped past the read it or skip it test, but despite being a bit too cute for my taste, still managed to entertain Shoals by Mary Rosenblum, on the other hand, blew past th Þ Старият Марс ✓ One word Disappointment Why Because most stories in this book with the exception of one or two are just average. 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 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 hypothesis of some of the great science fiction writers Martian Blood by Allen M SteeleMr Jim Ramsey is Mars born and raised Hired as a guide by University of Arizona s Dr Omar al Baz, Ramsey is asked to take him to meet the aborigine 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 Kinds by Mike Resnick. Another one that picked up after a while, and one that I would read about. Out of Scarlight by Liz WilliamsThere had been Martians there once or not GoodThe dead sea bottom scrolls by Howard WaldropOld Mars A travel log mehA man without honor by James SA CoreyA story entirely in cursive Whyyyy Written in dust by Melina M SnodgrassI get
About The Author
George R.R. Martin
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,