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Red Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson
Red Mars
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In his most ambitious project to date, award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research and cutting-edge science in the first of three novels that will chronicle the colonization of Mars.For eons, sandstorms have swept the barren desolate landscape of the red planet. For... show more
In his most ambitious project to date, award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research and cutting-edge science in the first of three novels that will chronicle the colonization of Mars.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.Brilliantly imagined, breathtaking in scope and ingenuity, Red Mars is an epic scientific saga, chronicling the next step in human evolution and creating a world in its entirety. Red Mars shows us a future, with both glory and tarnish, that awes with complexity and inspires with vision.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553560732 (0553560735)
ASIN: 553560735
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 572
Edition language: English
Series: Mars Trilogy .5 (#1)
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NiWa
NiWa rated it
3.0 Die Eroberung beginnt
Es ist so weit. Die Menschheit ist dabei, den Mars für sich zu erobern. Nach den ersten Marsmissionen soll nun eine menschliche Kolonie geschaffen werden. Dazu treten 100 Frauen und Männer die Reise zum roten Planeten an und eine neue Art des menschlichen Seins beginnt.2026 stellen sich 50 Frauen un...
in libris
in libris rated it
Red Mars is no mere romp across the red planet, nor is it a simple story of survival. It's an epic of colonization, chronicling in painstaking detail and moving lyricism the lives of its first colonists as they travel to Mars, study the planet, and lay the foundations for a new world. The scope is...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
3.0 Review: Red Mars (Mars Trilogy Book 1 of 3)
I had mixed feelings about this book. Although it took me forever to get through it, that had more to do with my schedule than my interest. This is a very descriptive book, and sometimes I get bogged down with descriptive books, but I didn’t have too much trouble with this one because the descriptio...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.5 Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars
Red Mars is a book that has great strengths and weaknesses. Its srengths are the process of the colonization of Mars itself. The Mars of the book is the real Mars and not a fantasy Mars and the book is steeped in its geology and geography. The time frame of the book is epic spanning several decad...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it
4.5 Red Mars (The Mars Trilogy, #1) by Kim Stanley Robinson
"It always seemed to him that sunset more than any other time of day made it clear that they stood on an alien planet; something in the slant and redness of the light was fundamentally wrong, upsetting expectations wired into the savannah brain over millions of years." KSR is a marmite kind of au...
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