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Red Mars / Green Mars (Mars Trilogy #1-2)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  477 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Two eBooks in One! Red Mars: 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 ...more
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Published (first published May 27th 2003)
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DO NOT BUY. I purchased this from the Sony Reader Ebook store.

The text is OCR-scanned and NOT PROOFREAD at all. Misspellings and randomly-accented characters are frequent and a few times the text drops into pure unintelligibility.

I don't understand where Random House/Spectra gets off charging money for this shoddy product.
Jacob O'connor
This is not your teenager's science fiction. Robinson can write, and he has a grownups grasp of politics. You get a healthy dose of that in this book. Its pretty heavy on exposition, and I could have used a little more action. Especially because Robinson handles those parts well. Not to worry, unlike quite a bit in this genre, he never gets preachy or distracts from the story. The climax is worth the wait. I'll likely give the sequel a try. Recommended for thinking science fiction fans.
Jordan Hollinger
Green Mars began slower than Red Mars, but the second half was fascinating. Given our history of colonies on Earth, there is every reason to believe that an off-world colony would want to throw off Earth's control and head in a different direction.
Interesting that this has a bunch of negative reviews... So far I am enjoying it even more than the first. The terraforming and plant growth aspect appeal to me quite a bit.
Took awhile to get into but worth it as the story developes, looking forward to green mars
Not a huge science fiction guy, so not all too impressed.
Incredible. I have been to Mars.
the best of his Mars books
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Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer, probably best known for his award-winning Mars trilogy.

His work delves into ecological and sociological themes regularly, and many of his novels appear to be the direct result of his own scientific fascinations, such as the 15 years of research and lifelong fascination with Mars which culminated in his most famous work. He has, due to his
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Mars Trilogy (3 books)
  • Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
  • Green Mars (Mars Trilogy, #2)
  • Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3)
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