Green Mars

Green Mars

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In the Nebula Award winning Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson began his critically acclaimed epic saga of the colonization of Mars, Now the Hugo Award winning Green Mars continues the thrilling and timeless tale of humanity's struggle to survive at its farthest frontier. Nearly a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed, but the transformation of Mars to an Earthlike planet has just begun The plan is opposed by those determined to preserve the planets hostile, barren beauty. Led by rebels like Peter Clayborne, these young people are the first generation of children born on Mars. They will be joined by original settlers Maya Toitovna, Simon Frasier, and Sax Russell. Against this cosmic backdrop, passions, rivalries, and friendships explode in a story as spectacular as the planet itself. From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c1994.
ISBN: 9780553096408
Characteristics: 535 p. :,map ;,22 cm.


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Jun 19, 2019

This second installment in the Mars trilogy is every bit as good as the first, with an exceptionally detailed and engaging portrayal of a potential future setting on Mars (I found to be most helpful in following the action). Robinson has done a truly admirable job of keeping the science credible, at least in terms of the geology/areology, particularly given that it was written in 1994 (so some technologies have inevitably already surpassed what he envisioned) and considering that he doesn’t have a science background himself. The deeper subject matter is also very relevant today, with serious questions being asked about where the world is going with technology, with politics and with corporate vs national power, as it pertains to both the ecology and to social justice here on earth. I seriously hope that we can avoid some of the problems that Robinson was warning us about in this book. This is the best kind of Science Fiction and I look forward to reading the final installment.

Apr 28, 2015

Green Mars --- by --- Kim Stanley Robinson
This one didn’t pass the 50 rule: if by page fifty the novel hasn’t yet hooked you, if the story, the situation or the characters still haven’t found traction, then the book might as well be consigned to the “might have been” shelf. I made an exception for this novel and read on. To page seventy five. Still nothing. So many books, so little time. Goodbye “Green Mars” Good-bye Kim.

Dec 28, 2014

Another magisterial entry in the expanding Mars saga. I recently described it to a cousin as having more thought-provoking scientific and social ideas per page than most entire books, a comment I repeat and stand by here. The only drawback is how it suffers from part-2-of-3-itis: one knows going in that nothing too definitive is likely to occur.

Jun 25, 2014

The first book in the trilogy is not here on bibliocommons.........Red Mars.

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