The forest was young when humanity was old, and now the forest was old… “It’s a spring morning and I can love you like no one has loved for millions of years,” she told him when they rested. “We aren’t old; the stars are old. We’re young. We are ten million years young and it’s all just beginning.” The planet shuddered in agreement, and some rocks fell in the distance. The saga of Mars after the Vikings is told by noted hard science fiction author G. David Nordley in a series of tales from the first landing in Martian Valkyrie; through a race to save a life in A Life on Mars; with terraformers called Comet Gypsies; during the first alien contact in The Day of Their Coming; and to the far distant future of human and Martian evolution in Morning on Mars. The stories unfold one by one as, under a dying sun, alien archaeologists uncover the mysteries of the Red Planet’s rich and varied future history.