Blue Mars

Blue Mars

eBook - 1996
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Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel * One of the most enthralling science fiction sagas ever written, Kim Stanley Robinson's epic trilogy concludes with Blue Mars --a triumph of prodigious research and visionary storytelling.

The red planet is no more. Now green and verdant, Mars has been dramatically altered from a desolate world into one where humans can flourish. The First Hundred settlers are being pulled into a fierce new struggle between the Reds, a group devoted to preserving Mars in its desert state, and the Green "terraformers." Meanwhile, Earth is in peril. A great flood threatens an already overcrowded and polluted planet. With Mars the last hope for the human race, the inhabitants of the red planet are heading toward a population explosion--or interplanetary war.

Praise for Blue Mars

"A breakthrough even from [Robinson's] own consistently high levels of achievement." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Exhilarating . . . a complex and deeply engaging dramatization of humanity's future." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"[ Blue Mars ] brings the epic to a rousing conclusion." -- San Francisco Chronicle
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1996.
ISBN: 9780553898293
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (609 p.)
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)


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Aug 03, 2019

This third installment in the Mars trilogy is every bit as good as the first two, with ample doses of scientific detail, a rich cast of characters, lively political/sociological debate, and dramatic action. Robinson does an outstanding job of describing the physical, emotional and psychological landscape of Mars (as well as quite a few other destinations within our solar system) as a dangerous but survivable environment that may one day be habitable and even enjoyable. While I would have to admit that the scenario he presents is undoubtedly overly optimistic and even idealistic, if you prefer to be inspired rather than depressed then you should enjoy this book.

Apr 19, 2015

The stunning conclusion to the visionary trilogy. Let's your imagination soar as you sail the stormy seas of Mars in the distant future.

Jan 21, 2012

This is book 3 of the Mars trillogy.

Sep 11, 2010

explaines in detail the politics and organization of a potential Martian government that is radically different than any that earth has yet to see.

May 22, 2007

Great trilogy set in the future after the colonization of Mars. Great characters and plotting. Well paced and a great read.


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