We , but Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars is the next best thing. The science fiction classic is coming to Spike TV soon, with the network ordering up a full scale, 10 part mini-series adaptation of the dense tome.
Red Mars takes place on the first human colony on Mars, as humans struggle to form a new order while also terraforming the red planet. It weaves in hard sci-fi with an intense dissection of political and economic theories, discussing not just the formation of a new Mars biosphere, but of the humans living within it.
While it could be a dicey proposition (and Spike TV's original programming slate tends more toward tattoo reality shows, Bar Rescue, and that celebrity lip sync show), the reins of the show were handed to J. Michael Straczynski will serve as writer and executive producer of the show. Straczynski created Babylon 5; co-created the Netflix cult hit Sense 8; and has written a variety of top-tier comics, including The Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Thor, along with the acclaimed, creator-owned Rising Stars.
Filming will begin in summer 2016, with an intended air date of 2016. If the show is a hit, it could spur on adaptations of the sequels, Green Mars and Blue Mars. So if you couldn't get enough of The Martian after this summer, just wait for Red Mars. Or read the whole book series while you wait for the premiere.