Iris Wildthyme of Mars

No. 9 of 12 in the Iris Wildthyme short story collections series
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By:Philip Purser-Hallard (ed.)
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Released:  October 2014
Publisher:  Obverse Books
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The Red Planet. Everyone agrees about the colour, at least. The rest is up for grabs.

Is Mars a dead and sterile desert, or teeming with life?
Are Martians red, green or blue? Nubile and lithe, or monstrously tentacular?
Are they long gone, or waiting still? How do they feel about visitors?
Will we become the Martians? What kind of a world might we build on Mars? What myths, new or old, might we create there?
Oh — and how many different colours can you put in front of 'Mars' to make a clever title?

These Marses are of course incompatible, contradictory, and in many cases quite impossible.

And Iris Wildthyme has visited them all.


  • Wandering Stars by Ian Potter
  • Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Bad Weekend by Daniel Tessier
  • Iris: Chess-Mistress of Mars by Simon Bucher-Jones
  • Death on the Euphrates by Selina Lock
  • And a Dog to Walk by Dale Smith
  • Talking with Spores by Juliet Kemp
  • Doomed by Richard Wright
  • The Last Martian by Rachel Churcher
  • Lilac Mars by Mark Clapham and Lance Parkin
  • City of Dust by Aditya Bidikar
  • The Calamari-Men of Mare Cimmerium by Blair Bidmead
  • Green Mars Blues by Philip Purser-Hallard

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