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Martians Abroad

Martians Abroad

A Novel

Carrie Vaughn

Tor Books


A great new stand-alone science fiction novel from Carrie Vaughn, author of the Kitty Norville series.

Well-known for her bestselling series Kitty Norville, Carrie Vaughn moves to science fiction with Martians Abroad. Polly Newton has one single-minded dream, to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy. Her mother, the Director of the Mars Colony, derails Polly's plans when she sends Polly and her genius twin brother, Charles, to Galileo Academy on Earth.

Homesick and cut off from her plans for her future, Polly cannot seem to fit into life on Earth. Strange, unexplained, dangerous coincidences centered on their high-profile classmates begin piling up. Charles may be right—there's more going on than would appear, and the stakes are high. With the help of Charles, Polly is determined to find the truth, no matter the cost.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


There are a thousand shades of brown.

My scooter skimmed above the surface so fast the ground blurred, kicking up a wake of dust that hazed from the color of dried blood to beige, depending on the angle of light. Ahead, rust-colored...

Praise for Martians Abroad

“A tribute to the power of science fiction, evoking a giddy sense of wonder and adventure about space exploration, technology, and human ingenuity.” —NPR

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"This is a classic...adventurous...with retro SF twists that nod to Heinlein’s oeuvre." —Booklist

“This easygoing adventure has an affable appeal.”—Kirkus

he whole story is great fun. Your Heinlein itch will be scratched in a 21st-century way" —RT Book Reviews

“Exciting, entertaining.”—The Irresponsible Reader

A refreshing mix of teen drama and science.”—Elitist Book Reviews

“Evokes the same wide-eyed enthusiasm and sense of limitless possibilities contained in many Golden Age stories and novels, but with a modern eye toward inclusivity and a realistic vision of future technologie.”—Fantasy Literature (4-1/2 out of 5 stars)

“Exciting, entertaining.”—The Irresponsible Reader


Reviews from Goodreads

Carrie Vaughn

CARRIE VAUGHN, the New York Times bestselling author of the Kitty Norville books, is also the author of the standalone novels After the Golden Age and Discord's Apple, and the young adult books Voice of Dragons and Steel.

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