Journey to Mars (in fiction)

This month’s IEEE Spectrum magazine features articles about Mars exploration.  A related article “My 10 Favorite Mars Novels” by Kim Stanley Robinson reviews a century’s worth of Mars science fiction.  In the introduction, he mentions A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs and War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.  [Click on those titles for the free download from Project Gutenberg.]  I will admit to reading War of the Worlds and all ten of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars series (A Princess of Mars is first in the series) and a few of Robinson’s top ten.  Robinson’s own Mars books are here.   Here’s a list of Robinson’s top ten, linked to Amazon:

 1. Two Planets

2. Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia (Soviet History, Politics, Society, and Thought)

3. The Martian Chronicles

4. The Sands of Mars

5. Outpost Mars: A science-fiction novel

6. Farewell, Earth’s Bliss

7. Martian Time-Slip

8. Mars, We Love You

9. Man Plus

10. Genesis: An Epic Poem