100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books set on or about Mars
1 The Martian Chronicles
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2 Dragon Dawn (Dinosaurian Ti...
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 83 ratings
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3 Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 31,753 ratings
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4 The War of the Worlds
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 117,432 ratings
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5 Green Mars (Mars Trilogy, #2)
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 18,652 ratings
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6 Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3)
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 14,277 ratings
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7 A Princess of Mars (Barsoom...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 30,520 ratings
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8 Stranger in a Strange Land
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 173,964 ratings
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9 Mars
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 5,264 ratings
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10 Red Planet
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 6,050 ratings
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11 The Martian
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 44,652 ratings
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12 Moving Mars
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 4,559 ratings
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13 The Gods of Mars (Barsoom, #2)
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 9,332 ratings
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14 Out of the Silent Planet (S...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 40,744 ratings
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15 The Warlord of Mars (Barsoo...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 7,598 ratings
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16 Martians, Go Home
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 942 ratings
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17 Podkayne of Mars
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 5,530 ratings
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18 Ilium (Ilium, #1)
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 15,423 ratings
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19 Martian Time-Slip
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 5,510 ratings
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20 Marsbound
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 1,713 ratings
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21 The Master Mind of Mars (Ba...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 3,022 ratings
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22 Thuvia, Maid of Mars (Barso...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 4,995 ratings
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23 The Sands of Mars
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 1,232 ratings
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24 The Martian Way and Other S...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,386 ratings
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25 The Chessmen of Mars (Barso...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 4,239 ratings
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26 Red Thunder (Thunder and Li...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,318 ratings
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27 Rolling Thunder (Thunder an...
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28 Red Lightning (Thunder and ...
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29 Man Plus
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30 The Martians (Mars Trilogy,...
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31 The Green Hills of Earth
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32 The Empress of Mars
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 624 ratings
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33 Swords of Mars (Barsoom, #8)
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34 A Fighting Man of Mars (Bar...
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35 Synthetic Men of Mars (Bars...
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36 Matter of Resistance
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 25 ratings
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37 The Martian Race
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 454 ratings
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38 Total Recall
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,641 ratings
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39 The Number of the Beast
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 8,625 ratings
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40 Olympos (Ilium, #2)
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41 The Case for Mars: The Plan...
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42 Rainbow Mars
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 1,082 ratings
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43 Thuvia, Maid of Mars/The Ch...
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44 Welcome to Mars
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45 John Carter of Mars (Barsoo...
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46 Llana of Gathol (Barsoom, #10)
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 1,642 ratings
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47 Return to Mars
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,452 ratings
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48 A Wizard of Mars (Young Wiz...
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49 Journey Between Worlds
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 106 ratings
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50 Climbing Olympus
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51 Desolation Road
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 769 ratings
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52 Spin (Spin, #1)
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53 Ares Express
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54 The Sword of Rhiannon
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55 David Starr, Space Ranger (...
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56 In the Courts of the Crimso...
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57 Red Rising (Red Rising Tril...
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58 Lieut. Gullivar Jones, His ...
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59 Badge of Infamy
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60 The Margarets
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,100 ratings
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61 Mars Plus
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3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 109 ratings
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62 A Martian Odyssey and Other...
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63 Eric John Stark: Outlaw of ...
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64 Kane of Old Mars (Eternal C...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 212 ratings
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65 The Coming of the Terrans
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 40 ratings
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66 The Last Days Of Shandakor
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 16 ratings
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67 The Road to Mars: A Post-Mo...
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 1,047 ratings
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68 Jesus on Mars
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 130 ratings
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69 GodEngine
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69 Queen of the Iron Sands
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69 Thirteen (Th1rte3n)
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69 Inception
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69 Heirs of Mars
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 84 ratings
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69 Thank You For Your Cooperation
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69 The Season of Passage
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 2,314 ratings
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69 Under the Thelián Sky: Beyo...
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69 The Red
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69 The Martian Marauders (Jack...
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69 Lunara: Seth and Chloe
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69 In the Days of Humans
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69 Mechanicum
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69 Orion Connection (The Legen...
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69 Red Desert - Point of No Re...
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69 The Callahan Kids: Tales of...
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69 Children of Mars
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69 Dining Out Around The Solar...
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87 Dining Out With The Ice Giants
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87 Children of Mars
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89 Martian Quest: The Early Br...
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89 The Winds of Mars
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89 Mission to Mars: My Vision ...
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92 The Martian General's Daughter
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92 The Secret of Life
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94 Sea-Kings of Mars and Other...
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94 Mars Prime (Rex Corvan, #2)
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94 The Sky So Big and Black
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97 Finches of Mars
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98 Voyage (NASA Trilogy, #1)
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98 Blue Remembered Earth (Pose...
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98 Lunar Dust, Martian Sands
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message 1: by Leela4 (last edited May 31, 2011 12:24PM) (new)

Leela4 Hm, I don't know whether to add Doctor Who: Fear Itself by Nick Wallace. It's not ABOUT Mars, but parts of it concern the life of someone on a partially terraformed Mars.


message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily  O Oh man, The Martian Chronicles is one of my favorite books. Bradbury is a genius.


message 3: by Mirek (last edited May 28, 2011 09:45PM) (new)

Mirek How about The Martian Race by Gregory Benford? (my favorite book set on Mars from the near future SF sub-genre)
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message 4: by Gerd (new)

Gerd "Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship" ??

Seriously? How far "set about Mars" are we talking here?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Steven - you want me to remove the ones that are very clearly not fitting the list parameters? I was thinking specifically about the two courtship guides.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Hey, I'm looking for a book title I read long ago. Pulpy thing. Girl is taking a night stroll on a beach and is high-jacked by aliens trying to grab some scientist. They say something like "sorry we screwed but you are not allowed back" for the sake secrecy and plan to put her in some isolation with books.

Everyone in their society is beautiful and everything is at their peak of health and strength and all that.
Guys have their hair short so they don't become self conscious when they get old and bald, women have 4 month pregnancies and then put the babies in incubators, children are raised communally by people into caring. Actually, there is something about testing people for their wants and likes and then putting them in those positions. And they have a king that is chosen by what everyone want in one.

The bad guys are from venus and look like bees.

It's driving me crazy that I remember a lot of silly details but not the title. Does anyone know it?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No, sorry, Zanahoria.

Have you tried asking at the "What's the Name of this Book?" group?


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Don't worry, found it. It was Yargo. Wiki had the answer when I typed bees in Venus, lol.


message 9: by Leila (new)

Leila Zucker I think I've read half the books on this list :) I recommend http://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Earth-O...


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