Green Mars

Green Mars

by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel • Soon to be a series on Spike TV
 
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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553572391
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1995
Series: Martian Romance Series , #2
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 83,320
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.86(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, Sixty Days and Counting, The Years of Rice and Salt, and Galileo’s Dream. In 2008 he was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment.” He serves on the board of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He lives in Davis, California.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy this book! Detail oriented. Educated. Plausible story line. With our current exploration of Mars (in it's infancy) the possibilities in this book could be our future. It is a must read.
InvictusNW More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed Green Mars. I had trouble getting into the previous Red Mars, but once I was hooked into the characters and the culture - I was really hooked. I went on to read Green Mars and Blue Mars and had trouble putting them down. This book is realistic science fiction. The culture and people evolve in realistic ways over the time in which the book takes place. I especially liked the fact that every character was at times unlikeable. There was plenty of human frailty and heroism, political intrigue and even war. If you enjoy realistic sci-fi that concentrates on rich characters, I recommend this book and the trilogy.
Yann More than 1 year ago
This trilogy has the width and breadth of Lord of the Rings on Mars. The description of Mars is grand. The imagination and research contained in these books are truly impressive. The story overall is epic. My only issue with it is that the style may be a bit heavy and the action a bit slow with sudden bursts of activity, which are very quickly described. Kim Stanley Robinson seems to like spending time describing landscapes and settings rather than action itself. The characters are somewhat complex but too many of them to fully develop them, except for the character of Hiroko, Maya, and Sax. Finally, despite the slow pace, it is a great trilogy with a long-lasting impression, which is probably what should matter in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tedious character relationships is the common theme. Btw, use of "elegiac" is incorrect. Kim likes to show off his thesaurus often that someone got him for his birthday. I wish someone still wrote hard scifi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
no wonder he has been awarded by his piers the hugo award so many times. one of the finest scifi writers of our time. all the books in the series will leave you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story has science,sociology and a top notch story line.It is seldom that every aspect of life is included in a story.Two thumbs up !
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