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by Kim Stanley Robinson

  • ISBN: 0553560735
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Spectra; Reprint edition (October 1, 1993)
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  • Rating: 4.3
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The Mars trilogy is a series of science fiction novels by Kim Stanley Robinson that chronicles the settlement and terraforming of the planet Mars through the personal and detailed viewpoints of a wide variety of characters spanning almost two centuri.

The Mars trilogy is a series of science fiction novels by Kim Stanley Robinson that chronicles the settlement and terraforming of the planet Mars through the personal and detailed viewpoints of a wide variety of characters spanning almost two centuries. Ultimately more utopian than dystopian, the story focuses on egalitarian, sociological, and scientific advances made on Mars, while Earth suffers from overpopulation and ecological disaster.

The author of Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson, clearly did the necessary homework to displace the reader from our natural environment and deposit us deep into the vast desert-like terrain of Mars. The multicultural facets explored along the way, and their inclusion into the martian mindset, make this a work of SciFi artistry.

Mars was empty before we came. That’s not to say that nothing had ever happened. The planet had accreted, melted, roiled and cooled, leaving a surface scarred by enormous geological features: craters, canyons, volcanoes

Mars was empty before we came. The planet had accreted, melted, roiled and cooled, leaving a surface scarred by enormous geological features: craters, canyons, volcanoes. But all of that happened in mineral unconsciousness, and unobserved. There were no witnesses- except for us, looking from the planet next door, and that only in the last moment of its long history. We are all the consciousness that Mars has ever had.

The Mars trilogy is a series of award-winning science fiction novels by Kim Stanley Robinson that chronicles the settlement and terraforming of the planet Mars through the intensely personal and detailed viewpoints of a wide variety of characters spanning almost two centuries. Mars Trilogy 00 - The Martians. 84. KB. Mars Trilogy 01 - Red Mars.

Author: Kim Robinson. Publication date: 1993. For eons, sandstorms have swept the barren desolate landscape of the red planet. For centuries, Mars has beckoned to mankind to come and conquer its hostile climate. Now, in the year 2026, a group of one hundred colonists is about to fulfill that destiny.

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Robinson Kim Stanley. None of this mother goddess of the world stuff

Robinson Kim Stanley. Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson PART 1 Areoformation The point is not to make another Earth. Not another Alaska or Tibet, not a Vermont nor a Venice, not even an Antarctica. The point is to make something new and strange, something Martian. In a sense our intentions don’t even matter. Even if we try to make another Siberia or Sahara, it won’t work. None of this mother goddess of the world stuff. But by and by she started to read books that were not her technical manuals, and it went on and on and by the time she got to Mars she was crazy. Which is lucky for me as that is why I’m here.

Red Mars mt-1 (Mars Trilogy Kim Stanley Robinson. Year Published: 1993. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel • Discover the novel that launched one of science fiction’s most beloved, acclaimed, and awarded trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson’s masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.   For centuries, the barren, desolate landscape of the red planet has beckoned to humankind. Now a group of one hundred colonists begins a mission whose ultimate goal is to transform Mars into a more Earthlike planet. They will place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels drilled into the mantle will create stupendous vents of hot gases. But despite these ambitious goals, there are some who would fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed.   Praise for Red Mars   “A staggering book . . . the best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written.”—Arthur C. Clarke   “Absorbing . . . a scientifically informed imagination of rare ambition at work.”The New York Times Book Review   “Tremendous . . . a high-water mark in novels of Earth emigration.”The Washington Post Book World
Reviews about Red Mars (Mars Trilogy) (7):
Shazel
I really wanted to love this book and I tried very hard. The writing is beautiful, the descriptions about Mars were incredible. The idea was good but it was too scattered. The characters were so so and the story just didn't fit together for me. I felt I was wading through descriptions without caring about the characters or the story very much.
Blueshaper
I kept being hopeful that this book was going somewhere. I can't figure out why people think it was so great. It had so many great possibilities but the story organization made no sense, and why did war happen? How is it 30 years later? I kept thinking I missed a chapter. Also, the characters had no depth. There was no relationship development so you just don't care. I did love the realistic nature of the Mars descriptions. I stopped reading with 5% left. I just couldn't be curious about the ending.
Kearanny
Of the "Mars Trilogy" this by far the best. The characterizations & hard science makes this stand out. I don't know how well the author planned the sequels. The sequel science was ok but of course bacame more & more speculative. He then used one plot device that ruined the rest of the series. Out of nowhere we suddenly had near imortal life spans. This allowed the same characters to live through the terraforming changes. Lazy writing. I still highly recommend this book. I read the sequels but don't recommend them.
invincible
Red Mars is a long, albeit good hard Science Fiction novel that takes the reader deep into the ruddy landscape of Mars via a massive cast of characters. I must admit that I found the central love triangle a tiresome repetition of soap opera-like dialogue, but the level of realism combined with the scope of the work is truly admirable.

The author of Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson, clearly did the necessary homework to displace the reader from our natural environment and deposit us deep into the vast desert-like terrain of Mars. The multicultural facets explored along the way, and their inclusion into the martian mindset, make this a work of SciFi artistry.

While a bit drawn out, the perseverant reader will walk away from Red Mars with his head held high, a mouthful of Martian dust, and a deeper understanding of what it is to tackle a completely alien world and redefine it in only a way humans might.

A very good read for the dedicated, hardcore Science Fiction enthusiast.
Royce Sears
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Chilele
I bought the Red/Blue/Green Mars series when they were originally published. My son's recently read the book "The Martian", and I thought this was the perfect time to introduce them to Mr. Robinson's books, so I purchased them again. They are college age students and absolutely love them, as I did when they came out.

The books are hard science based, with political and personal intrigue to make things interesting. The books are an easy read and keep the reader engaged. I found his style to be somewhat akin to Arthur C. Clark. Both are grounded in science, but incredibly imaginative at the same time.

I highly recommend this series!
Brannylv
This is an extremely credible and insightful look into how humanity will actually achieve the colonization of our neighboring planet, and WHY. The technology and science described are knowledgeably written, and the thrill in reading this book and the two that follow it comes from the familiarity you will find in the descriptions of this most fantastic of all human adventures. You will see exactly how this seemingly impossible dream will be made real using capabilities within our current grasp. It isn't like watching a movie with intergalactic starships and transporter beams. The thrill comes from reading about modern people, using technology we're familiar with, to build sustainable cities and culture on MARS.

There is so much more here than spaceships. This is the examination of a whole new planet, about which we already know SO MUCH, and which we are already prepared to travel to. This book very accurately imagines what kinds of people will be selected to start the first colony, and how they will build it. It envisions the differing attitudes that those early settlers will have concerning the fate of the new world they help to create, and the reaction that those of us here on Earth will have to watching it grow from a tiny scientific research station into a whole new world, with thrills and challenges the human race has never experienced before.

If you need "dogfights" between futuristic spaceships flown by evil aliens, then you just aren't going to get this book. But if you're a child of the NASA years, with dreams about actually creating new cities on a nearby planet using the impressive technology we can already reach, then this book and its two sequels will be a thrill ride for you. Come look at the devastatingly beautiful red-rock world that's right there, waiting for us. The beauty of it will take your breath away.

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