‘I was suddenly struck with the sight of a trail of rich red vegetation of several miles in the midst of the eternal snows. I approached with curiosity this oasis in the frozen desert.’ An antique shop owner gets a glimpse of the red planet through an intriguing artefact. A Martian’s wife contemplates the possibility of life on Earth. These ten short stories from the golden age of science fiction feature classic SF writers including H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, and J.G. Ballard, as well as lesser-known writers from the genre.