Red MarseBook - 2003
Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel • Soon to be a series on Spike TV
Discover the novel that launched one of science fiction’s most beloved, acclaimed, and awarded trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson’s masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.
For centuries, the barren, desolate landscape of the red planet has beckoned to humankind. Now a group of one hundred colonists begins a mission whose ultimate goal is to transform Mars into a more Earthlike planet. They will place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels drilled into the mantle will create stupendous vents of hot gases. But despite these ambitious goals, there are some who would fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed.
Praise for Red Mars
“A staggering book . . . the best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written.”—Arthur C. Clarke
“Absorbing . . . a scientifically informed imagination of rare ambition at work.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Tremendous . . . a high-water mark in novels of Earth emigration.”—The Washington Post Book World
From the Paperback edition.
Baker & Taylor
On a mission to provide Mars with an Earth-like atmosphere, John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov meet stiff resistance from those who will fight to the death to prevent Mars from being changed. Reprint
From Library Staff
Dan from Main is a trilogy fanatic, but the Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is a top choice.
PimaLib_JohnM Mar 18, 2015
During a recent Blog Picture Science podcast, Kim Stanley Robinson admitted that colonizing Mars won't be as easy as described in his Mars trilogy, in light of everything we've learned about Mars in the past 20 years. Robinson explained that his ideas about terraforming Mars — back in the 1990s —... Read More »