IRIS WILDTHYME OF MARS

A collection of short stories featuring Iris Wildthyme.

Edited by Philip Purser-Hallard.
Stories by Aditya Bidikar, Blair Bidmead, Simon Bucher-Jones, Rachel Churcher, Mark Clapham and Lance Parkin, Juliet Kemp, Selina Lock, Ian Potter, Philip Purser-Hallard, Dale Smith, Daniel Tessier and Richard Wright.

ISBN 9871909031227

Published in 2014 by Obverse Books.

Cover by Paul Hanley


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.


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Iris Wildthyme of Mars cover design © Cody Quijano-Schell 2014.
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