Humanity has known about our closest planetary neighbors since ancient times, when they earned the names Venus and Mars. While Venus is the closest planet to Earth, it has been the Red Planet that has truly captured our collective imagination. Through hundreds of short stories, novels, radio plays, television shows and movies, humanity has imagined what life on Mars could be like. This imagination has stretched into the scientific world, with NASA being the driving force behind plans to explore and — eventually — colonize this world.
York County Library also has plenty of books on Mars, from imaginative fiction to informative nonfiction. Check out the books below, or search our online catalog for more resources.