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Red Mars (1993) [Novel]
by Kim Stanley Robinson Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (41 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 3 (show them) Review!

Series: Mars Trilogy, the
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

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 Toitovna, Frank Chalmers and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is to give Mars an Earth-like atmosphere. They will place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the planet's 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 for 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.

Original title: Red Mars
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAdventurePlanetary Exploration and Colonization
FictionScience FictionPlanets & SocietiesWithin The Solar System

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Nebula Awards 29 (1995) [Anthology]
      Authors: Harlan Ellison , Kim Stanley Robinson , Joe Haldeman , Charles Sheffield , John Kessel , Connie Willis , Jane Yolen , Lisa Goldstein , Terry Bisson , Jack Cady , William J. Daciuk

Edition #1: Red Mars

Red Mars (1993)
Awards: (), Nebula: Novel (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A staggering book... The best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written... It should be required reading for the colonists of the next century." Arthur C. Clarke
  • "Promises to become a classic... This is epic science fiction in the best sense of the term - thoughtful, provoking and haunting." St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Red Mars (1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553560735
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 572

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Red Mars (1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Voyager
ISBN: 0586213899
Pages: 671

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