Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Anthology, Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier, to be Launched in 2010

A recent tidbit at SF Signal notes that editor, author, and critic Jonathan Strahan has announced he has “sold a follow-up anthology to The Starry Rift to Sharyn November at Viking Penguin. Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier is a young adult science fiction anthology that takes as its leaping off point that we do go to Mars in 2040, as announced by George Bush last year. Some of my favorite writers will create stories somewhere in the timeline of that future Mars. It should be a terrific book. It won’t be out till some time in 2010 ...”

Meanwhile, check out some other all-Mars anthologies:

Fourth Planet from the Sun: Tales of Mars from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, edited by Gordon Van Gelder (2005)

Martianthology, compiled by Forrest J Ackerman, edited by Anne Hardin (2003)

Mars Probes, edited by Peter Crowther (2002)

Mars, We Love You: Tales of Mars, Men and Martians, edited by Jane Hipolito and Willis E. McNelly (1971)

Great Science Fiction Stories about Mars, edited by T. E. Dikty (1966)

Pictured above: Cover of the August 1953 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine, depicting "Dome repairs on Mars." Artwork by Mel Hunter.

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