Old Mars

Editors George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois assemble a stellar crew of high-powered contributors to cover an inhabited Mars full of aliens, canals and ruins, recreating the exotic ambiance of Bradbury and Burroughs.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.