Mars in fiction

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  • What Makes A Life Revealed In Andy Weir's The Martian

    The Martian, by Andy Weir, is a science fiction novel whose readers will constantly wonder: Will Watney make it out alive? Or will NASA just recover a frozen corpse? Astronaut Mark Watney, who is stranded on Mars and presumed dead, will be faced with life threatening situations that will entice readers through the whole story. Watney will have to figure out how to survive on Mars: what to eat, how to communicate, how to get water, and how to maintain a human-friendly environment. This novel focuses on survival. Challenges cannot be ignored; they must be faced, and Watney will prove himself to be very good at figuring them out, as he must if he wants to continue to live. The Martian, by Andy Weir, is a great novel that includes science fiction, dramatic irony, and whose author has led a life as interesting as his novel. Author of The Martian, Andy Weir has led a very science-filled life, later adding his dream job to his life: writing fiction. “Born in 1972 to a…

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  • An Analysis Of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Under The Moons Of Mars

    In Edgar Rice Burroughs’s story, “Under the Moons of Mars,” there are many instances of both fantasy and science fiction. When the narrator is describing things, he talks in a very scientific way. When describing a creature from Mars, he tells the reader, “the feet themselves were heavily padded… (which) is a characteristic feature of the fauna of Mars” (151). This is the way a scientist would talk about an animal, not the way a layperson tells someone about what they saw. The narrator also…

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  • Red Rising By Pierce Brown: Character Analysis

    In the book, Red Rising (2014), the author Pierce Brown writes a science fiction novel that takes place years after Earth was destroyed in a massive war. The main character, Darrow, grew up in a mining colony, on Mars, and is a "Red." In the society of the Solar System, each person is given specific color, based on the class that the person is. Darrow's class, the Red class, is considered to be the lowest class in the Solar System, as the Red's jobs are to mine Helium-3, which is a valuable…

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  • Analysis Of Matt Williams 'How Can We Live On Mars?'

    In preparation for the destruction of Earth, humans are to be transported to continue life on the planet Mars. Scientists have been studying this planet for decades. Research and experimentation have shown Mars is capable of supporting human life forms and other organisms. However, the time and money necessary to accomplish such a feat would be astronomical. Matt Williams, the Guide to Space Curator for Universe Today, expresses his opinions on this phenomena in his article, “How Can We Live on…

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  • The Tragic Hero In Andy Weir's The Martian

    fatal disasters. This planet, Mars, uncolonized, and only partially discovered, makes Mark face many challenges. In the end, the reader will be surprised that Mark is still even alive. That is, if he is still alive. But most importantly, the reader needs to take some lessons from this book. One of the main things in this book is that everyone should always believe in themselves, and maybe they’ll get to the end! The Martian is a good book that contains elements like humor, suspense, and also an…

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  • Tension, Humor, And Foreshadowing In The Martian By Andy Weir

    Tension, humor, and foreshadowing are some examples of elements that readers will find in The Martian. In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney is left behind on Mars. Because of a dust storm, Mark's teammates believe that he is dead and left him behind. The Martian is a science fiction book that gives readers an idea of how people might be able to colonize Mars and gives readers an idea of what space is like. The Martian has an author that self-published his book, and who used humor and…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Colonization Of Mars

    Imagine a horrific world where the average temperature is -81oF, the atmosphere is 96% carbon dioxide, and one year lasts approximately 687 days (“Mars Facts”). This seemingly inhospitable world is Mars, and recent debates have surfaced over whether humans should explore and settle it. Many believe that we as a species must venture onto planets beyond our own. The arguments in favor of colonization, however, often lack real support and make rushed and misguided assumptions. Analyzing available…

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  • Film Analysis: The Accuracy Of Parts From The Martian

    is a fictional movie about an astronaut, Mark Watney, who gets stranded during the third manned mission to Mars and his survival story. This story can be broken down into three main parts. How he was stranded, what he did to survive, and the rescue mission to return him back to Earth. Each of these categories have smaller sub-sections to them. While analyzing pieces of the main parts in the movie, scientific accuracies and inaccuracies can be found. When looking at parts of how Mark Watney…

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  • Summary: The Martian By Andy Weir

    Reading Response Recently I’ve just completed reading The Martian by Andy Weir after watching the movie. The book illustrates the story of an astronaut and botanist, Mark Watney, on Mars. Overall, the book somehow connects a lot to me. Being stranded on Mars, Watney has to be perseverant and to get through some hardships. However, it is more crucial for him to be adventurous. Watney, the only human being who left on Mars, risking his life for making water from “hydrazine” to maintain…

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  • Extraterrestrial Life Research Paper

    ever reach its end. What inhabits this vastness of space, humanity. However, there has been a long mention of life beside humanity. Space has a vast history filled with fact and fiction. The thought of beings beside humanity seems like foolishness to some, but to others it is almost a certainty. The with massive void of space humanity lives in is filled thousands of stars, planets, and rocks extraterrestrial life seems more than possible. Now, with modern science advancements it…

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