EISF: Mission to Mars Stories

As part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, we asked the public to volunteer candidates to set up a new colony on Mars. Once chosen, those candidates were put in the hands of Scottish authors and previous New Writers Awardees Pippa Goldschmidt, Basil Davies and Olga Wojtas, all of whom created new stories centred around these characters.

The stories were presented at a special event on Friday 1 April, but if you missed it, fear not: The stories are all available below. Simply click on the author and start reading!


Basil Davies (photo by Rob McDougall)
Pippa Goldschmidt
Olga Wojtas (photo by Rob McDougall)

Basil Davies's Story

Pippa Goldschmidt's Story

Olga Wojtas's Story