Monday, 8 June 2015
Poul Anderson's Martians: The Full List?
Provisional conclusion - Anderson imagined at least six native Martian races:
hibernating natives in the Psychotechnic History;
Martians resisting Terrestrial rule in "Duel on Syrtis" and "War-Maid of Mars;"
avian Martians in "The Martian Crown Jewels;"
small tentacled Martians in The Makeshift Rocket/"A Bicycle Built For Brew" and "Captive of the Centaurianess;"
Martians who conquer Earth in The War Of Two Worlds;
powerful, undescribed Martians in Shield -
- and two different groups that become "Martians" by colonizing Mars. There is always more to say but later.