Edited By George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois
Bantam Books, $28.00, 512 pages
Old Mars is an anthology on a mission back into the past. Just over one-hundred years ago, Edgar Rice Burroughs started the Barsoom series — the first in a wave of pulp novels and short stories exploring the Red Planet, its geography, and multiple races. This book challenges modern authors to journey to the unscientific Mars of romantic canals and dangerous deserts, and then tell stories of daring-do acceptable to our modern sensibilities.
At this point, you’re either fascinated or you’ve switched off. Younger readers who were never caught up in the science fantasies …Read More