Marooned on Mars by Lester Del Rey 1956 The John C. Winston Company A Science Fiction Novel

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Embark on a thrilling space adventure with Marooned on Mars by Lester Del Rey, published in 1956 by The John C. Winston Company. This hardcover science fiction novel, complete with its original dust jacket, is a captivating read, especially for younger audiences. Although the science might be dated, the story remains a classic, filled with excitement and imagination.

"Marooned on Mars" is the first in Del Rey’s Juveniles series, set twenty-five years after humanity’s first Moon landing. This book is not only a must-read for Del Rey fans but also for anyone who loves tales of space exploration, alien encounters, and grand adventures. Despite the rips and tears on the dust jacket, as shown in the photos, the book itself invites readers to an exhilarating journey to the Red Planet.


  • Title: Marooned on Mars
  • Author: Lester Del Rey
  • Publication Year: 1956
  • Publisher: The John C. Winston Company
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 210
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Rips and tears on the dust jacket

Three Key Elements:

  • Classic Sci-Fi Adventure: A timeless story that captures the essence of adolescent science fiction.
  • Imaginative Setting: The novel presents an intriguing vision of Mars, twenty-five years after the first lunar landing.
  • Engaging Plot: full of space voyages and encounters with alien creatures, offering an enjoyable read for all ages.


This is a vintage item that has been previously owned. It shows signs of wear and tear, as is typical for its age, particularly on the dust jacket. Please refer to the photos for a guide to its condition. If you require more detailed information or additional photos, please feel free to ask.

In Summation:

"Marooned on Mars" by Lester Del Rey is more than a novel; it's a journey into the imagination and a testament to the enduring appeal of classic science fiction. It's a fantastic addition to any sci-fi enthusiast's collection and a great read for those who relish adventure and exploration in outer space.

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