Sticking with the Martian theme I thought I'd share my top ten Martian tales. So there they are - in reverse order:
(10) The Martian Way by Isaac Azimov - No SF list would be complete without Azimov, so here he is.
(9) Voyage by Stephen Baxter - an excellent alternate history where mankind is already out exploring space.
(8) The Outward Urge by John Wyndham - Not a writer normally associated with hard SF but this is an exception to the rule.
(7) Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson - okay, so this is really three books, but they deserve a slot of their own - Martian terraforming in all its glory!
(6) We can remember it for you Wholesale by Philip K Dick, which you probably know as the film Total Recall - the first one that is - the latest one isn't set on Mars, which I think spoils it.
(5) Captain Scarlett and the Mysterons - I just had to include this - well, just - because :-)
(4) The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut - because he's one of my all time favourite writers!
(3) Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein - an all time classic in my opinion - that stayed with me long after I'd finished the last page!
(2) War of the Worlds by HG Wells - The original Martians and probably the best!! (And I have to mention here the Jeff Wade album by the same name which I love)
(1) The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury - Both the book and the TV series - I loved these stories! Really original Martians too.
So what would be on your list?