We’re going to Mars today via Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s story, The Sands of Mars. It’s a about the early days of colonizing Mars, a story of an Optimistic Knight.
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury is a series of “Martian penseés, Shakespearean ‘asides.’ Hop aboard for Bradbury and Unintended Consequences.
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis is the third in my Going to Mars Word by Word series. It offers a fascinating C.S. Lewis style view of Mars.
What do you get when you mix a Civil War hero with barbaric Green Martians, ferocious beasts, and a Princess of Mars? Did you say Edgar Rice Burroughs?