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
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
The story follo...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
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
Other than that, the concepts were interesting, and the drama unfolding was gripping. I liked the technical aspects in MM, and felt that i...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
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.
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.