A City on Mars

A City on Mars: Can We Settle Space, Should We Settle Space, and Have We Really Thought This Through?

Hardback Published on: 07/11/2023
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A City on Mars
A Martian Chronicle
The space settlement arm of science publishing is fairly narrow so it can be forgiven for generally advocating rapid expansion into space and planetary spa... READ MORE
Richard Hayden in Rye
A City on Mars
Not just for the space nerds
If you were expecting a quick-guide on how to make Star Trek a reality, you will be slightly disappointed. From the outset, Dr. Kelly and Zach Weinersmith ... READ MORE
A City on Mars
Maybe I don't want to go to Mars after all...
A really fun and interesting overview of the barriers to space settlement in the near term. The science and legal wranglings are challenging knotty subject... READ MORE
Emma Southon


ONE OF THE TIMES BEST SCIENCE BOOKS OF THE YEAR THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER From the bestselling authors of Soonish, a brilliant and hilarious off-world investigation into space settlement Earth is not well. The promise of starting life anew somewhere far, far away - no climate change, no war, no Twitter - beckons, and settling the stars finally seems within our grasp. Or is it? Bestselling authors Kelly and Zach Weinersmith set out to write the essential guide to a glorious future of space settlements, but after years of original research, and interviews with leading space scientists, engineers and legal experts, they aren't so sure it's a good idea. Space tech and space business are progressing fast, but we lack the deep knowledge needed to have space-kids, build space-farms and create space nations in a way that doesn't spark conflict back home. In a world hurtling toward human expansion into space, A City on Mars investigates whether the dream of new worlds won't create a nightmare, both for settlers and the people they leave behind. With deep expertise, a winning sense of humour and art from the beloved creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, the Weinersmiths investigate perhaps the biggest questions humanity will ever ask itself - whether and how to become multiplanetary.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241454930
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 760g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 154 x 40 mm

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