Green Mars

Green Mars

Book - 1995
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Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel * Kim Stanley Robinson's classic trilogy depicting the colonization of Mars continues in a thrilling and timeless novel that pits the settlers against their greatest foes: themselves.

Nearly a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed on Mars, and its transformation to an Earthlike planet is under way. But not everyone wants to see the process through. The methods are opposed by those who are determined to preserve their home planet's hostile, barren beauty. Led by the first generation of children born on Mars, these rebels are soon joined by a handful of the original settlers. Against this cosmic backdrop, passions, partnerships, and rivalries explode in a story as spectacular as the planet itself.

Praise for Green Mars

"One of the major sagas of the [latest] generation in science fiction." -- Chicago Sun-Times

"Dense as a diamond and as sharp; it makes even most good novels seem pale and insignificant by comparison." -- The Washington Post Book World

"Grand in scope, meticulous in detail." -- The New York Times Book Review
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1995, c1994
Edition: 1st paperback ed
ISBN: 9780553572391
Characteristics: 624 p. : ill. ; 18 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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