Saturday, May 3, 2008

** Stanley G Weinbaum's "A Martian Odyssey" (novelette, science fiction)

Description of a variety of sentient alien races. In the form of an adventure on Mars.

Collected in.

  1. Robert Silverberg (Ed)'s "The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One, 1929-1964".

Fact sheet.

First published: Wonder Stories, July 1934.
Rating: A

Note: Why is this post so short?


sp said...

What do you think of the hard science included in this story- considering the scientific knowledge at the time it was written- of life forms based on something else besides Carbon...?

Tinkoo said...

Even now, we know little of life forms besides those that are carbon-based - not counting the few sulfur-based (?) things found in high temperature under-sea vents.

I don't recall much hard science from this story - the only interesting part was the various alien life forms.