Mars Fiction

In recognition of the momentous occasion of NASA managing to fire things at a planet and not miss I thought I'd compile a list of recommended reading/watching/listening of stories set on or featuring Mars.

This list is almost certainly going to be entirely sci-fi. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus absolutely does not count.

So without further ado:


  • John Carter of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
  • War of the Worlds - HG Wells
  • Out of the Silent Planet - CS Lewis


  • Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars
Some others have been suggested tangentially so I'll record those too.

  • Y: The Last Man - Brian K. Vaughan (Comics)
More to come!