Reviews

  • Beautifully written, emotive - a love letter to a planet

    Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio 2
  • Elegantly written and boundlessly entertaining

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Beguiling

    The Times
  • Johnson's prose swirls with lyrical wonder, as varied and multi-hued as the apricot deserts, butterscotch skies and blue sunsets of Mars

    Anthony Doerr, New York Times Book Review
  • The inside story of the exploration of Mars. A young woman scientist shows what it is like to be in the thick of exciting and ground-breaking research.

    Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford
  • Exhilarating, informative, always engaging and at times beautiful in its descriptions.

    Andrew Crumey, Literary Review
  • This elegantly crafted book conveys what it's like to be a young scientist involved in the quest.

    Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and author of On the Future: Prospects for Humanity
  • A celebration of human curiosity, passion and perseverance. Superb in its storytelling, majestic in its vision, The Sirens of Mars will give readers a new appreciation for the preciousness of life in the cosmos.

    Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams
  • The Sirens of Mars provides the prospect of great discovery, and an introduction to a writer of the first rank.

    Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
  • There's no better guide to what NASA's various Mars missions have revealed ... A true love letter to geology, on this world and others

    Nature

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