We Have Always Lived on Mars

  • Title: We Have Always Lived on Mars
  • Author: Cecil Castellucci
  • ISBN: 9781466844179
  • Page: 231
  • Format: ebook
  • We Have Always Lived on Mars Nina one of the few descendants of human colony on Mars that was abandoned by Earth is surprised to discover that she can breathe the toxic atmosphere of the Martian surface The crew thinking that
    Nina, one of the few descendants of human colony on Mars that was abandoned by Earth, is surprised to discover that she can breathe the toxic atmosphere of the Martian surface The crew, thinking that their attempts at terraforming and breeding for Martian adaptability have finally payed off, rejoice at the prospect of a brighter future But Nina s about to unlock the mystNina, one of the few descendants of human colony on Mars that was abandoned by Earth, is surprised to discover that she can breathe the toxic atmosphere of the Martian surface The crew, thinking that their attempts at terraforming and breeding for Martian adaptability have finally payed off, rejoice at the prospect of a brighter future But Nina s about to unlock the mystery of the disaster that stranded them on Mars and nothing will ever be the same.At the publisher s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software DRM applied.

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      Published :2019-07-07T14:55:43+00:00

    About Cecil Castellucci


    1. Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels and comic books Titles include Boy Proof, The Year of the Beasts illustrated by Nate Powell , First Day on Earth, Rose Sees Red, Beige, The Queen of Cool The Plain Janes and Janes in Love illustrated by Jim Rugg , Tin Star Stone in the Sky, Odd Duck illustrated by Sara Varon and Star Wars Moving Target A Princess Leia Adventure Her short stories have been published in various places including Black Clock, The Rattling Wall, Tor, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine and can be found in such anthologies such as After, Teeth, Truth Dare, The Eternal Kiss, Sideshow and Interfictions 2 and the anthology, which she co edited, Geektastic.She is the recipient of the California Book Award Gold Medal for her picture book Grandma s Gloves, illustrated by Julia Denos, the Shuster Award for Best Canadian Comic Book Writer for The Plain Janes and the Sunburst Award for Tin Star The Year of the Beasts was a finalist for the PEN USA literary award and Odd Duck was Eisner nominated.She splits her time between the heart and the head and lives north and south of everything Her hands are small And she likes you very much.


    706 Comments


    1. It wasn't bad, just painfully predictable from the first lines.

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    2. This was a quick read, fairly predictable, and not all that original. (view spoiler)[The premise is very reminiscent of Margaret Peterson Haddix's Running Out of Time and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village which basically have the same premise, anyway. (hide spoiler)]The writing is just so-so. The editing isn't great. People kept "laying" when they should've been "lying", and when someone was already lying on the ground, she said her knees buckled (huh?). Characters are sparse and not developed. T [...]

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    3. The story captured my attention, and having seen The Martian, I was ready for similar. The twist was nice, even if I did see it coming, and it still left me wanting to know more.I could see this being a pilot or a great introduction to a novel.

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    4. 'We Have Always Lived on Mars' was quite a fascinating little short. I enjoyed how well it introduced this idea of terraforming and breeding humans for adaptability. It is an interesting topic which I would love to see more of in the YA sci-fi genre! I thought it would also work very well as a prologue to a real novel which further explores terraforming and selective breeding of humans.The characters were also pretty awesome, though I would have enjoyed exploring them a little further. I also en [...]

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    5. This was not a bad story but it was predictable, IMO. Almost like I had heard it before.

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    6. Decent story, kind of obvious twist ending. 2.5 starsr/2013/05/07/we-hav

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    7. O. Henry would be proud

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    8. A fascinating look at how populations are controlled by beliefs more than needs. The rest can't be said without dealing with spoilers.

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    9. I'm an avid fan of the Twilight Zone, so I should have known the ending, but I didn't. I never see the twist coming, not even in the movie theater. :-) So, I loved this story. It's extrememly reminiscent of one of my favorite TZ episodes. I wonder if the author was inspired by it?I loved the voice and style. I found myself wishing I could spend more time with it.

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    10. 3.5 starsLong ago, the first astronauts landed on Mars. Their mission? To explore establishing a permanent Martian settlement. But more settlers and supplies never came. Instead, a terrible storm arrived, leaving a lasting darkness and radio silence in its wake. Now, the descendants of those original colonists struggle to survive in the alien planet’s harsh environment. All, that is, except one: Nina, the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Lt. Commander Yu, who dreams of more than mere s [...]

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    11. This is more like it. This TOR story was great! I really enjoyed the narrator's voice, and how the story unfolds ever so slowly.Nina is part of a colony on Mars. She longs to go outside without a protective suit so she can spend time alone with her own thoughts. She wishes she could see the sky, or even spot Earth in the distance. But instead she's always stuck inside and forced to be around the 20-something people who work hard to survive another day.They lost contact with Earth generations ago [...]

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    12. Excellent story. I hope we can read more from the author!

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    13. A novella narrated by a nondescript main character, but an enjoyable read nevertheless until I reached the ending, upon which I thought "That's all?" Because in such a down-to-earth story, one cannot dispense with explanations without risking dissatisfaction, and I am dissatisfied. There are obviously secretssssssss - which the author, sadly, did not bother to reveal. It seems a pity to end the story with so many loose ends. It is , however, not a unique idea, and I'm sure I'll get round to read [...]

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    14. The quick of this story is that a colony is living isolated for many generations. Through accident a member of the colony can breathe the outside air and eventually discovers a great truth. The manner of the ending and the details that led there provide a variety of explanations, but i am of the mind to believe the "elders have their secrets" theory. Fast read and short.

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    15. I liked this, but as soon as I started to get into it the story ended. It teased at some interesting characters, but ended up being purely plot-driven (in that the protagonist could have really been anyone she didn't really do anything that made the ending happen).

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    16. I liked it, but I really wish there had been more. Rather than feeling intrigued by the ending, I'm merely irritated by the lack of answers or explanation or anything to justify how these people have been living for generations.

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    17. Wow, really short. This is a nice 10-minute read that builds successfully to a fun ending. I would have liked to learn a bit more about some of the characters and heard more of the colony's history. That said, it was still an entertaining story.

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    18. Short but with a nice twist at the end.

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    19. awfully predictable, but the writing was okay, i guess. would've wished for more.

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    20. Nice little story with a twist.

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    21. Man- that is super fucked up and upsetting.

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    22. (view spoiler)[kind of a cliche ending, but a cliche i'm really into (hide spoiler)]

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    23. A neat little story with some fun twists and turns.

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    24. When I got to the end of this story, I had forgotten it was only a short story and was really disappointed. I want this to become Chapter 1 of a whole novel!

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    25. cute fast short story

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    26. Well, not necessarily bad but I thought it way too unremarkable and commonplace.And that, for sci-fi genre, is kind of a disaster.

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    27. Another Tor short story.What a chilling ending, it suddenly opens you up to all these narrative questions that you didn't think to ask before. Awesome.

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