Postcards From Mars: The First Photographer on the Red Planet is another amazing book I look forward to having on my shelf. The author is the lead scientist for the color imaging from Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and has this to say in the preface:
My goal in this book is to share the beauty, desolation, grandeur, and sometimes plain old alien strangeness of the [fourth planet from the Sun] Mars, that has been revealed to us through the [Mars Exploratory] Rover [MER] cameras. In editing the enormous number of photographs we’ve taken down to 150 or so [of the best images] included here, I chose images that were representative of different phases of each rover’s journey, and of major scientific successes (or occasionally disappointments) along the way. I’ve included some of the history and the stories behind the [MER] mission [in the text that accompanies the images] and the pictures as well.
Definitely one to pick up, if only to thumb through as you read The Martian Chronicles.