The Empress of Mars

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"The Empress of Mars"
Author Kage Baker
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction novella
Published in Asimov's Science Fiction
Publication type Magazine
Publication date July 2003

"The Empress of Mars" is a science fiction novella published in 2003 by Kage Baker. It won the 2004 Sturgeon Award and was nominated for the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Novella as well as the 2004 Nebula Award for Best Novella.[1] The novella was expanded into a novel published in 2009.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

The story follows Mary, a woman who owns the only bar on Mars. After being let go as the xenobotanist for an alternate history British Arean Company, she and a few loyal supporters work very hard to create not only a bar, but a business empire that deals in everything from barley to diamonds.


  1. ^ The Locus Index to SF Awards
  2. ^ Baker, Kage (2009). The Empress of Mars. New York: Tor. ISBN 978-0-7653-1890-9. OCLC 263983936. 

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