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Iris Wildthyme of Mars is an Iris Wildthyme anthology.

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The Red Planet.

Everyone agrees about the colour, at least. The rest is up for grabs.

Is Mars a dead and sterile desert, or teeming with life?

Are Martians red, green or blue? Nubile and lithe, or monstrously tentacular?

Are they long gone, or waiting still? How do they feel about visitors?

Will we become the Martians? What kind of a world might we build on Mars? What myths, new or old, might we create there?

Oh – and how many different colours can you put in front of “Mars” to make a clever title?

These Marses are of course incompatible, contradictory, and in many cases quite impossible. And Iris Wildthyme has visited them all.


Title Author
Wandering Stars Ian Potter
Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Bad Weekend Daniel Tessier
Iris: Chess-Mistress of Mars Simon Bucher-Jones
Death on the Euphrates Selina Lock
And a Dog to Walk Dale Smith
Talking with Spores Juliet Kemp
Doomed Richard Wright
The Last Martian Rachel Churcher
Lilac Mars Lance Parkin and Mark Clapham
City of Dust Aditya Bidikar
The Calamari-Men of Mare Cimmerium Blair Bidmead
Green Mars Blues Philip Purser-Hallard

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