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Ares Express (2001) [Novel]
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Taking place in the kaleidoscopic future of Ian McDonald's highly-praised Desolation Road, Ares Express is set on a terraformed Mars where fusion-powered locomotives run along the network of rails that is the planet's circulatory system and artificial intelligences reconfigure reality billions of times each second.

One young woman, Sweetness Octave Glorious-Honeybun Asiim 12th, becomes the person upon whom the future - or futures - of Mars depends. Driven away from the locomotive that has always been her home by the thought of a boring marriage and an all-consuming wanderlust, she consults her dead twin, Little Pretty One, about her future. But that future will take in religious cults, artificial intelligences that are as gods - and the gods themselves.

Big, picaresque, funny; taking the Mars of Ray Bradbury and the more recent, terraformed Red Planets of authors such as Kim Stanley Robinson and Greg Bear, Ares Express is a wild and wooly magic-realist SF novel, with many bizarre philosophies, strange, mind-stretching ideas and trains as big as city blocks.

Original title: Ares Express
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionTechnologyComputers, Automation, Artificial Intelligence

Edition #1: Ares Express

Ares Express (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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(March 4, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Earthlight
ISBN: 9780671037543
Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 1.5 in
Pages: 352

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