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NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover landed on Mars on 18 February 2021. To celebrate, The Realm has put together a list of some of our favourite sci-fi books starring Mars! Learn more about Perseverance here.


  • The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells

    The classic and terrifying novel of an alien invasion, in which tentacled Martians emerge from a spaceship and prey on humankind.

  • Leviathan Wakes: Book 1 of the Expanse - James S. A. Corey

    In this gripping space adventure, humanity has colonized the solar system, but there are growing tensions between Earth, Mars and the colonies.

  • Martian Time-Slip - Philip K. Dick

    From the bestselling author of BLADE RUNNER, comes a story of a desolate Mars and the stranglehold that the boss of the plumber's union has on the planet's vital water supply.

  • CatStronauts: Race to Mars - Drew Brockington

    An elite group of cat astronauts are thrust into the space-race of the century! Will they be the first cats to reach Mars?

  • Red Rising - Pierce Brown

    A thrilling start to the Red Rising series, starring a miner in the interior of Mars who is intent on taking down the ruling class from the inside.

  • One Way - S.J. Morden

    A murder mystery set on the frozen red wastes of Mars featuring eight astronauts, one killer and no way home.

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