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Works of Stanley G. Weinbaum - A Martian Odyssey

Works of Stanley G. Weinbaum - A Martian Odyssey by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
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Stanley G. Weinbaum is best known for his short story “A Martian Odyssey” which has been influencing Science Fiction since it was first published in 1934. Weinbaum is considered the first writer to contrive an alien who thought as well as a human, but not like a human. A Martian Odyssey and its sequel are presented here as well as other Weinbaum gems including 3 stories featuring the egomaniacal physicist Haskel van Manderpootz and his former student, playboy Dixon Wells.

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This eBook was produced from the 1949 book A Martian Odyssey and Others by Stanley G. Weinbaum, pp. 1 27. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.


Jarvis stretched himself as luxuriously as he could in the cramped general quarters of the Ares .

"Air you can breathe!" he exulted. "It feels as thick as soup after the thin stuff out there!" He nodded at the Martian landscape stretching flat and desolate in the light of the nearer moon, beyond the glass of the port.

The other three stared at him sympathetically Putz, the engineer, Leroy, the biologist, and Harrison, the astronomer and captain of the expedition. Dick Jarvis was chemist of the famous crew, the Ares expedition, first human beings to set foot on the mysterious neighbor of the earth, the planet Mars. This, of course, was in the old days, less than twenty years after the mad American Doheny perfected the atomic blast at the cost of his life, and only a decade after the equally mad Cardoza rode on it to the moon... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 14, 2015
Subject: A Martian Odyssey
A Martian Odyssey has been said to be the best short SF story of all time. I agree!!!! Don't miss it. Unfortunately Stanley died at the age of 33 of lung cancer. Had he lived longer I'm sure he would have become one of the greatest SF writers. Gregg Margarite is a consumate reader.
Reviewer: - March 4, 2014
Great sci-fi stories, not dated as one would expect, well worth the listen and Gregg does a great job of reading them too!
Reviewer: - May 17, 2013
Subject: Collected Public Works of Stanley Weinbaum
Brilliant early sci-fi. Fun writing, sometimes hilarious. Greg Margarite does a great job of reading and brings out the humor well. Very delightful. Technically, good mic placement, and recording environment.

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