This is kind of awesome. Author Michael Swanwick, apparently in some kind of partnership with SciFi.com, is posting his mini-vignettes from The Periodic Table of Science Fiction over on Blogspot.
Jane Carter of Mars
Imagine having Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, for your great-grandmother! Her likeness, carved in marble, balloon breasts and all, is everywhere in that fabled city. Small wonder Jane Carter became a punk.