This is Part 2 of a five-part response to Visions, Ventures, and Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures, which is available for free from Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination thanks to a grant from NASA. I say “response” and not “review” because I do not intend to critique fictional stories or the non-fiction essays contained in the collection, but to engage with the ideas presented from my own point of view.
Section II of VVEV is entitled Mars, and contains two short stories and two essays:
- The Baker of Mars, by Karl Schroeder
- Exploration Fact and Exploration Fiction, by Lawrence Dritsas
- Death on Mars, by Madeline Ashby
- Life on Mars?, by Steve Ruff
This blog post contains spoilers!