Concordances and Characters

Mars is the fourth planet from Sol and often identified as the most likely target after the Moon for establishing a permanent extraterrestrial human settlement, as "the best hope for a human race whose figurative eggs have been kept in one basket for far too long."

Mars has a total surface area approximately the same as the land area of the Earth. It has two moons resembling asteroids: Phobos and Deimos.

Exploration Stories[]

  • Vladimir Nabokov's 1952 short story Lance
  • John Wyndham's 1959 novel The Outward Urge

List of Fictional Human Settlements on Mars[]

List of Alternative Names for Mars[]

  • Edom - Greg Bear's novel Cryptum: The Forernner Saga (Halo universe)


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