What are the best books set on or about mars?

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    #1The Martian Chronicles

    The Martian Chronicles
    The Martian Chronicles is a record of human activity on Mars and their encounters with Martian lifeforms. The 28 stories are divided into three acts, with each act focused on a pivotal human accomplishment.
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    Thomas Ryan
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I thoroughly enjoyed most of the stories in this book. Each of the stories takes a different spin on how life on Mars would be like if humans were forced off of Earth. The way Ray Bradbury portrays Mars really makes your imagination run wild. "
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    #2The Martian

    The Martian

    Mark Watney is one of the first humans to walk on Mars, but he's also the first person to die there, officially. After a terrible storm that nearly kills him and forces his crew to be evacuated, Mark, a world-wide known biologist, works hard to survive on the surface of the red planet. 

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    Ashley Peterson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I really like futuristic space stories and this one was a homerun for me. It is set on Mars and is written more like a journal that astronauts would keep. While the story is fictional it really has a "documentary" style to it. It's definitely a story worth reading if you enjoy this fictional topic."
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    #3Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)

    Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)

    Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson is the first book in the Mars Trilogy first published in 1992. This science fiction novel follows the story of a group of colonists about to create a new era of civilization on Mars.

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    Brittany Knight
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The novel that proved to be one of science fiction most beloved and liked book."
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    #4Dragon Dawn (Dinosaurian Time Travel #1)

    Dragon Dawn (Dinosaurian Time Travel #1)
    Dragon Dawn (Dinosaurian Time Travel #1) is a book written by Deborah O' Neill Cordes. Dragon Dawn (Dinosaurian Time Travel #1) was published on January 13, 2014 by Deborah O' Neill Cordes.
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    Catherine Henderson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is a great book about Mars. The dinosaurs living there is an excellent story plot to explore. It keeps you engaged and wanting more."
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    #5The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds
    The War of The Worlds by H.G Wells is one of the first novels of science fiction and one of the first books that will influence steampunk if not considered steampunk itself. It tells the story of the invasion of England by an extraterrestrial race.



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    Amit Subramanium
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is one of the classics of science fiction and novels in general. It's set in England and is about the battle between people and the aliens who have come attempting to take over the Earth. The first-person perspective places the reader right in the action. "
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    #6The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. First published in 1898, this novel is considered as one of the best science-fiction novels of all time. The story revolves around the Martian attack on England.

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    Jesse Porter
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A classic story and a short read. Pretty imaginative for the time it was written. The clever plot twist at the end is probably one of the best in science fiction. "
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    #7Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)

    Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)
    Green Mars (Mars Trilogy #2) is a book written by Kim Stanley Robinson. Green Mars (Mars Trilogy #2) was published on May 1995 by Spectra Books but was first published in 1994.
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    Christine Hopkins
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Green Mars (Mars Trilogy) is a great read especially or anyone who liked the book "The Martian". This is a hard read and intese story but it is well worth the investment to enjoy this series. "
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    #8Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land is a book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of Valentine Smith. He is raised by Martians and as he arrived on Earth to live as a human the whole world will change because of him.

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    Frank Armstrong
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I really enjoyed going through this book as it is such a different type of plot and concept. It is about a boy who is raised by Martians and then arrives to Earth leaving his mark. I really liked the writing and the characters and was very enthralled by the scene. "
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    #9A Princess of Mars

    A Princess of Mars
    A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) is a book written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, originally published in 1917. A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) was published on January 30, 2007 by Penguin Books.
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    José Guadalupe Hurtado
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "A fun read. This book gave me a fun take of someone living on Mars. Just a good, straight forward fun adventure book from start to finish. It features the Main character of John Carter, which some people may know. All together, this was an engaging read that left me smiling. "
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    #10Red Planet

    Red Planet

    Red Planet is a book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of how Will made an action that caused the threat to the Martians. Jim is now on his journey and it might make the situation better or worse. 

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    Jesse Burton
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Amazing story about a journey through Mars. if you enjoy space books This is a great read."
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    #11Moving Mars (Queen of Angels)

    Moving Mars (Queen of Angels)

    Moving Mars (Queen of Angels) is a science fiction book written by Greg Bear that was published on May 1, 2007 by Orb Books. The story revolves around the hardworking but uneducated citizens of the planet Mars.

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    Frances Rose
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is ok. It is kind of relatable to our day and age. It is not my kind of book, but great for those who enjoy sci-fi. It will definitely keep the reader engaged. "
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    #12First Contact (Aoleon The Martian Girl)

    First Contact (Aoleon The Martian Girl)

    First Contact is the first book in the Aoleon The Martian Girl series. It is written by Brent LeVasseur. This science-fiction and fantasy children's book tells the adventures of Gilbert.

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    George Castro
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I thought that First Contact was an okay children's story, with light and engaging characters and an easy to follow narrative. The problem I had with the book was the art style, which I found to be uninspired and frankly offputting."

Summary

Best What are the best books set on or about mars
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Martian ChroniclesBooks 27 Paid
2The MartianBooks 25 Paid
3Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)Books 24 Paid
4Dragon Dawn (Dinosaurian Time Travel #1)Books 23 Paid
5The War of the WorldsBooks 22 Paid
6The War of the WorldsBooks 20 Paid
7Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)Books 19 Paid
8Stranger in a Strange LandBooks 17 Paid
9A Princess of MarsBooks 16 Paid
10Red PlanetBooks 14 Paid
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