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Red Mars

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Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK, 1993
Bantam Spectra, 1993
Series: Mars Trilogy: Book 1
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Colonization
Terraforming
Hard SF
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Synopsis

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.

John Boone, Maya Toitavna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars. For some, Mars will become a passion driving them to daring acts of courage and madness; for others it offers and opportunity to strip the planet of its riches. And for the genetic "alchemists, " Mars presents a chance to create a biomedical miracle, a breakthrough that could change all we know about life... and death.

The colonists place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the planets surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels, kilometers in depth, will be drilled into the Martian mantle to create stupendous vents of hot gases. Against this backdrop of epic upheaval, rivalries, loves, and friendships will form and fall to pieces--for there are those who will fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed.


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Red Mars

- ethawyn
  (9/22/2009)
Highly Detailed Story of Martian Colonization

- Allie
  (4/9/2011)
Red Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson

- valashain
  (6/29/2011)
FRONTIER LIFE

- charlesdee
  (7/31/2011)
Breathtaking in scope - a trilogy to live in

- Emil
  (9/5/2012)
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Red Mars -- Long, but worth it

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Five Words (not really)

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Red Mars - skip the first few hundred pages

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