6 sci-fi cities that will blow your mind

As Perseverance inspires the entire world about the thrill of visiting our nearest solar neighbor, Mars, it’s easy to start fantasizing about what it will be like when human beings regularly live on the red planet in the future.

Between SpaceX and NASA, it feels reasonable that human beings will be living on Mars before the end of the century. The question is when they do, what will the first Martian cities look like?

Science fiction should never be used as an actual forecast for human culture, but it is a lot of fun to think about how sci-fi stories have imagined our future lives on Mars. Here are six of the best very best Martian cities, ranked not in order of livability, but instead, but pure sci-fi coolness.

6. Bradbury City – Mars trilogy

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There are several fictional cities in Kim Stanely Robinson’s seminal SF books

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PlayStation State of Play: How to watch, what to expect, start times

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There are big things in the PlayStation 5’s future. Horizon: Forbidden West, God of War, Final Fantasy 16, as well as the delayed Gran Turismo 7. But beyond the fact that these game’s exist, we don’t know too much about them. Hopefully that will change on Thursday.

After Nintendo last week announced Splatoon 3, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and Mario Golf: Super Rush at its Nintendo Direct presentation, Sony announced it’ll have a keynote presentation of its own for Thursday in State of Play.  

The previous State of Play, in October, was all about the upcoming PlayStation 5 and its user interface. On Thursday, State of Play will focus entirely on games.

How to watch

Easy peasy: Right here!

Or, if you’d rather Twitch, right here

Start times

State of Play kicks off at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m ET on Thursday, Feb. 25

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