Tuesday, February 10, 2009

25 Martian Science Fiction reasons to purchase Amazon’s new Kindle 2 e-reader

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, introduced yesterday a new version of the company’s wireless electronic book reader, called Kindle 2. In addition to a sleeker design, the upgraded device has a crisper display, more memory, longer battery life, and a text-to-speech function that allows the device to read words to users. With a cost of $359, a selection of over 230,000 books, and shipping scheduled to start on February 24th, here are
25 Martian Science Fiction reasons why you should consider buying the new Kindle 2 e-reader:

Gulliver of Mars (1905), by Edwin L. Arnold

The Forge of Mars (2007), by Bruce Balfour

The Martian Race (1999), by Gregory Benford

The Evidence: a Novel (2006), by Austin Boyd

Thuvia, Maid of Mars (1920), by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Police Your Planet (1956), by Lester del Rey

Martian Time-Slip (1964), by Philip K. Dick

Semper Mars (1998), by Ian Douglas

Zarlah the Martian (1909), by R. Norman Grisewood

Marsbound (2008), by Joe Haldeman

Mars Underground (1997), by William K. Hartmann

Podkayne of Mars (1963), by Robert A. Heinlein

The Martian: a Novel (1897), by George Du Maurier

The Martian War: a Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Invasion as Reported by Mr. H.G. Wells (2005), by Gabriel Mesta

Starstrike: Task Force Mars (2007), by Douglas Niles

Blue Mars (1996), by Kim Stanley Robinson

Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898), by Garrett P. Serviss

The Secret Martians (1960), by Jack Sharkey

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings (2008), by S.M. Stirling

The Planet Mars and Its Inhabitants: a Psychic Revelation (1922), by Eros Urides

Red Lightning (2006), by John Varley

Olympus Mons (2003), by William Walling

The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells

Stowaway to Mars (1936), by John Wyndham

First Landing (2001), by Robert Zubrin

According to Amazon's Jeff Bezos, “Our vision is every book ever printed, in any language, all available in less than 60 seconds."

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