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Captain Wilder Captain Wilder is the leader of the fourth Mars expedition and one of the few long-term survivors. Read More
Jeff Spender Jeff Spender is a member of the fourth Mars expedition; he takes sides with the Martians and attempts to kill his entire crew. Read More
Hathaway Hathaway is a member of the fourth Mars expedition and one of the few long-term survivors. Read More
Sam Parkhill Sam Parkhill is a coarse, rude member of the fourth Mars expedition and one of the few long-term survivors. Read More
Mr. Aaa Mr. Aaa is a Martian man in "August 1999: The Earth Men." He is annoyed by Captain Williams and his men because he believes them to be delusional Martians who are wasting his time.
Belter Belter is a black man on Earth in "June 2003: Way in the Middle of the Air" who wants to emigrate to Mars; he owes Samuel Teece money.
Mr. Bigelow Mr. Bigelow is the human architect of the Stendahl mansion of revenge on Mars in "April 2005: Usher II."
Biggs Biggs is a member of the fourth human expedition to Mars in "June 2001: —and the Moon Be Still As Bright." He is killed by Spender for being an oaf.
Ed Black Ed Black is a Martian who takes the form of Captain John Black's lost brother in "April 2000: The Third Expedition" in order to kill him.
John Black John Black is the captain of the third human expedition to Mars in "April 2000: The Third Expedition." He is killed by a Martian impersonating his brother Ed.
Miss Blunt Miss Blunt is a human settler on Mars in "April 2005: Usher II." She is Stendahl's rival. Stendahl kills her in the fashion of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue."
Muhe Ca Muhe Ca is a Martian who meets Tomás Gomez in "August 2002: Night Meeting."
Cheroke Cheroke is a member of the fourth human expedition to Mars in "June 2001: —and the Moon Be Still As Bright." He is killed by Spender when he refuses to take his side.
Benjamin Driscoll Benjamin Driscoll is a human settler on Mars in "December 2001: The Green Morning"; he is a budding environmentalist.
Miss Drummond Miss Drummond is a human settler on Mars in "April 2005: Usher II." She is Stendahl's rival and is killed by him in the fashion of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Premature Burial."
Garrett Garrett is a human settler on Mars in "April 2005: Usher II." He is the Investigator of Moral Climates and Stendahl's main rival. Stendahl kills him in the fashion of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado."
Tomás Gomez Tomás Gomez is a human settler on Mars in "August 2002: Night Meeting." He meets Martian Muhe Ca.
Walter Gripp Walter Gripp is a human settler on Mars in "December 2005: The Silent Towns." He searches for Genevieve Selsor but is disappointed when he finds her. He may still be living on Mars.
Alice Hathaway Alice Hathaway is a robot Hathaway built in "April 2026: The Long Years" to impersonate his dead wife. She may still be living on Mars.
John Hathaway John Hathaway is a robot Hathaway built in "April 2026: The Long Years" to impersonate his dead son. He may still be living on Mars.
Marguerite Hathaway Marguerite Hathaway is a robot Hathaway built in "April 2026: The Long Years" to impersonate his dead daughter. She may still be living on Mars.
Susan Hathaway Susan Hathaway is a robot Hathaway built in "April 2026: The Long Years" to impersonate his dead daughter. She may still be living on Mars.
Samuel Hinkston Samuel Hinkston is the archaeologist in the crew of "April 2000: The Third Expedition."
Mr. Iii Mr. Iii is a Martian man in "August 1999: The Earth Men." He commits Captain Williams and his men to an insane asylum.
Anna LeFarge Anna LeFarge is a human settler on Mars in "September 2005: The Martian." She accepts a Martian as her son Tom without question.
Mr. "Lafe" LeFarge Mr. LeFarge is a human settler on Mars in "September 2005: The Martian." He accepts a Martian as his son Tom to please his wife Anna.
Tom LeFarge Tom LeFarge is the titular Martian in "September 2005: The Martian." He assumes the form of LeFarge's dead son Tom, and then that of Spaulding's daughter Lavinia.
The luggage-store proprietor The luggage-store proprietor is a human settler on Mars in "November 2005: The Luggage Store." He appears also in "November 2005: The Watchers."
David Lustig David Lustig is the navigator of the crew in "April 2000: The Third Expedition."
Martian leader The Martian leader confronts Sam Parkhill in "November 2005: The Off Season." He gives Sam a deed to half of Mars.
Martian little girl The Martian little girl is uninterested in Captain William and his men; she appears in "August 1999: The Earth Men."
Martian "Mom" Martian "Mom" pretends to be Captain Black's long-dead mother in "April 2000: The Third Expedition."
Martian woman The Martian woman confronts Sam Parkhill in "November 2005: The Off Season." Sam kills her.
Mike Mike is a human settler on Mars in "September 2005: The Martian." He is LeFarge's neighbor.
Elma Parkhill Elma Parkhill is a human settler on Mars in "November 2005: The Off Season." She is Sam Parkhill's wife.
Father Peregrine Fr. Peregrine is a human settler on Mars in "November 2005: The Luggage Store."
Pritchard Pritchard is a human man in "March 2000: The Taxpayer" who insists on boarding a rocket to Mars but is denied.
Pikes Pikes is a human settler on Mars in "April 2005: Usher II" and Stendahl's henchman.
Pop Pop is a human settler on Mars in "August 2002: Night Meeting"; he runs a gas station.
Grandpa Quartermain Grandpa Quartermain is a friend of Samuel Teece on Earth in "June 2003: Way in the Middle of the Air." He volunteers to take Silly's place so Silly can leave for Mars.
Miss Rrr Miss Rrr is an insane Martian woman in "August 1999: The Earth Men"; she believes she is from Earth.
Saul Saul is a human settler on Mars in "September 2005: The Martian." He is LeFarge's neighbor.
Schoenke Schoenke is a member of the fourth human expedition to Mars in "June 2001: —and the Moon Be Still As Bright." He plays the accordion.
Genevieve Selsor Genevieve Selsor is a human settler on Mars in "December 2005: The Silent Towns"; Walter Gripp, the third-person limited narrator of the story, perceives her as so awful he runs away from her even though she is possibly the last woman on Mars. She may still be living on Mars.
Silly Silly is a black staff member of Samuel Teece on Earth in "June 2003: Way in the Middle of the Air." He wants to emigrate to Mars.
Mr. Spaulding Mr. Spaulding is a human settler on Mars in "September 2005: The Martian." He is LeFarge's rival for the Martian that impersonates both LeFarge's son and his daughter.
Mr. Steffens Mr. Steffens is a human settler on Mars in "April 2005: Usher II." He is one of Stendahl's rivals whom Stendahl kills in the fashion of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum."
Mr. William Stendahl Mr. William Stendahl is a wealthy human settler on Mars who has a mansion built in "April 2005: Usher II" to take revenge on his rivals.
Clara Teece Clara Teece is Samuel Teece's wife on Earth in "June 2003: Way in the Middle of the Air."
Samuel Teece Samuel Teece is a racist hardware proprietor on Earth in "June 2003: Way in the Middle of the Air." He tries to prevent his black staff from leaving for Mars.
Mrs. Thomas Mrs. Thomas is a human settler on Mars in "October 2026: The Million-Year Picnic." She is the wife of William Thomas and is living on Mars at the novel's end.
Michael Thomas Michael Thomas is a human settler on Mars in "October 2026: The Million-Year Picnic." He is the son of William Thomas and is living on Mars at the novel's end.
Robert Thomas Robert Thomas is a human settler on Mars in "October 2026: The Million-Year Picnic." He is the son of William Thomas and is living on Mars at the novel's end.
Timothy Thomas Timothy Thomas is a human settler on Mars in "October 2026: The Million-Year Picnic." He is the son of William Thomas and is living on Mars at the novel's end.
William Thomas Referred to mainly as "Dad," William Thomas is the father of three boys and seemingly one of the few survivors of a nuclear holocaust on Earth; he represents humanity's fresh start on Mars.
Mr. Ttt Mr. Ttt is a Martian man in "August 1999: The Earth Men." He is impatient with Captain Williams and his crew.
Mrs. Ttt Mrs. Ttt is a Martian woman in "August 1999: The Earth Men." She ignores Captain Williams and his crew.
Mr. Uuu Mr. Uuu is an insane Martian man in "August 1999: The Earth Men." He believes he is from Earth.
Whitie Whitie is a member of the fourth human expedition to Mars in "June 2001: —and the Moon Be Still As Bright." He plays the harmonica.
Williamson Williamson is part of Captain Wilder's crew in "April 2026: The Long Years"; he discovers Hathaway's family is actually a collection of robots.
Mr. Xxx Mr. Xxx is the head Martian psychologist at the insane asylum in "August 1999: The Earth Men." He kills the men of the second expedition and then himself.
Yll Yll is a Martian man in "February 1999: Ylla" who is the jealous husband who kills the men of the first expedition when his wife dreams about their arrival.
Ylla Ylla is a Martian woman in "February 1999: Ylla." She is unhappily married to Yll and dreams of the coming of Captain Nathaniel York.
Captain Nathaniel York Captain Nathaniel York leads the first human expedition to Mars; he is seen only in Ylla's dreams in "February 1999: Ylla" and is killed offstage by Yll.
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