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Mars in Popular Culture (Blue Earth and Green Mars)

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List of novels, television programs, news reports, etc. dealing with Mars

Novels and short stories

  • 1808: Emptiness by Washington Irving. A story about humanity's colonization of an empty Mars and the revolution soon after.
  • 1838: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. A line says: "As empty as the plains of Mars".
  • 1870: From the Earth to Mars by Jules Verne. A sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, in which Michel Arden, Barbicane and Nicoll travel on another expedition to Mars and come into contact with a tribe of reptilian creatures.
  • 1898: War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. Similar to the story in the OTL.
  • 1916: Blue and Red by Jake Keene. An alternate history story in which a World War I weakened Earth was invaded by the Martians. Eventually, they establish Adolf Hitler as earth's puppet leader.
  • 1940: The Martian Reich by Elizabeth Billings. Another alternate history in which insect-like Martians come down to aid Hitler and Nazi Germany.
  • 1946: The Green Planet by James Nickelson. A children book which describes life on Mars as observed.
  • 1955: Lovers away by Gregory Ulman. Based on Romeo and Juliet, the story tells about a Green Martian who falls in love in a human girl. However, the girl's family is racist, preventing them from being together.
  • 1985: Red Hills by Tracey Young. A mission to Mars leads to the discovery that the Red and Green Martians have become barbarian tribes.

Newspaper articles

  • The Roswell Daily Record correctly reports the crashlanding of a Martian craft trying to observe Earth.

Television

Movies

  • Back to the Future: A Green Martian named Zad is depicted as Marty Mcfly's best friend and very aggressive. During their time in the past, Zad meets his father, who is Marty's dad's best friend

Plays

  • West Side Story: Similar to OTL, except that the Hispanics are changed to Martians

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