Falling onto Mars


"Falling onto Mars"
AuthorGeoffrey A. Landis
CountryUnited States
Genre(s)Science fiction
Published inAnalog Science Fiction and Fact
Publication typePeriodical
Media typePrint (Magazine)
Publication dateJuly/August 2002

"Falling onto Mars" is a science fiction short story by Geoffrey A. Landis, published in 2002. It won the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.[1]

Plot summary

The story is told from the point of view of a great-great-grandchild of a prisoner exiled to Mars. The narrator gives a brief history of how prisoners came to be sent to Mars in the first place, and then tells the story of Jared Vargas and his wife Kayla.


  1. ^ The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2003 Archived 2008-01-12 at the Wayback Machine

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