Moving Mars (Queen of Angels #3)
The story follo...more
I was mesmerized by the far thinking plot of political struggle of the Martians as they try to seperate themselves from the domination of the Earth/Moon system. It actually made for good "continuation" of Robinsons colonization trilogy, because when we meet t...more
I tend to prefer minimalist scifi, where everything flows from a few premises about future technology or society. MOVING MARS, on the other hand,...more
The story is a reluctant politician's coming-of-age during a colonized Mars' coming-of-age. Bear paints Earth as the British tyrant to Mars' own "American Revolution", and it works very well.
There's hard science here too, but not so much that the storyline was lost. I've read some reviewers saying...more
The "tell don't show" style of the author really detracted from my enjoyment of the story. The first part of the story seemed like a list of barely related events. The main character, who wasn't the most interesting person in the story by far, always seemed to be irritated about something. It was rarely clear what she had to be so mad about.
This same story told in third person about the main scientist in a more detaile...more
Unfortunately for me, Mr. Bear takes a long time setting up and developing his characters and the socio-political background for his Mars colony. If that's your cuppa, you'll probably love it.
If, like me, that just doesn't interest you,...more
MOVING MARS concerns a rebellion of the people of Mars against a hostile government on Earth. Central to this event is the discovery of a small team of Martian scientists that space-time is malleable and objects can be easi...more
This novel features a lot of interesting nano technology in action, and a re-used Bear idea that everthing can be reduce to information and therefore if you want to move Mars you actually can just by tweaking its location information.
The main plot is of a Martian colonist revolt, but it is not the highlight of the novel, the science fiction ideas are the main event.
The plot started thin, but got more and more interesting as it built.
The first 1/3 is mostly character introductions, which almost lost me. The middle 1/3 was interesting and intriguing, once the politics got more complex and the science got more fantastic. The final 1/3 was great.
Wow. I can still remember a lot of details about a lot of books I have read a long time ago. But I wouldn't have known I had read this already - I didn't remember much at all beyond the title concept.
Incredible technology ideas in this book. And Bear kept this one relatively clean; I have put more than one of his down due to graphic sexual themes.
I am not one to try to get deep messages out of fiction; I just read to enjoy. But I can imagine that the author could have been speculatin...more
A full-time writer, he lives in Washington State with his family. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear. He is the son-in-law of Poul Anderson. They are the parents of two children, Erik and Alexandra.