Friday, February 21, 2014

Five top books for visiting Mars

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on visiting Mars:
Geographies of Mars
by K. Maria D. Lane

Mars has long fascinated us, and inspired a sense of awe in late nineteenth century public upon the release of Mars, a landmark 1895 work of controversial astronomy from author Percival Lowell. As Adam Kirsch wrote in his BNR review of Geographies, a fascinating look at Lowell and his contemporaries' impressions of Mars, "these fantasies, Lane argues, have much to tell us about the way turn-of-the-century Americans and Europeans thought about space, knowledge, and power."
Read about another book on the list.

See--Kim Stanley Robinson's 10 favorite Mars novels.

--Marshal Zeringue