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Preview — Moving Mars by Greg Bear
Moving Mars (Queen of Angels #3)
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
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
Maybe it's two books in an awkward dance, with author Greg Bear unable to tweak the pacing enough to bring more balance to the novel.
Don't get me wrong - when this book is good, it is VERY VERY GOOD! One of the finest books you'll read.
But when it's boring, it's several hundred pages of boredom. And unfortunately, the dull parts occur fairly early. I wonder how many people gave up on thi ...more
If you want to read a good M ...more
2) '''Earth is really something,' Orianna said with a wonderfully languid blink. 'I see it a lot more clearly now that I've been to Mars.'''
3) ''The Moon hung clean si ...more
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
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
My biggest complaint is that I didn't feel much of a connection to the characters. That said, the world is richly imagined and appropriately complex.
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.