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Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3) Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
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“Economics was like psychology, a pseudoscience trying to hide that fact with intense theoretical hyperelaboration. And gross domestic product was one of those unfortunate measurement concepts, like inches or the British thermal unit, that ought to have been retired long before.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“In an expanding universe, Spencer had said, order was not really order, but merely the difference between the actual entropy exhibited and the maximum entropy possible.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“The intense desire to talk with someone, sharp as any pain; this was what people meant when they talked about love. Or rather; this was what Sax would acknowledge to be love. Just the super-heightened desire to share thoughts. That alone. ”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“Without an observer at a twenty three degree angle to the light being reflected off a cloud of spherical droplets, there is no rainbow. The whole universe is like that. Our spirits stand at a twenty three degree angle to the universe. There is some new thing created at the contact of photon and retina, some space created between rock and mind.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“Enough is as good as a feast. And it’s when everyone is equal that your kids are safest.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“And some part of him saw it was going to be all right. the heart is pleased by one thing after another. ”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“That is what capitalism is—a version of feudalism in which capital replaces land, and business leaders replace kings. But the hierarchy remains. And so we still hand over our lives’ labor, under duress, to feed rulers who do no real work.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“A square object was visible at a greater distance than a round object of the same area.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“He did not want to be struck by her again. Or worse, denied her company.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“it left what John used to call the necessity of creation; and creation was hard. Not everyone was as good at creation as they were at complaining.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“If you can’t afford housing then the right to vote is a bad joke.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“Capital itself is simply the useful residue of the work of past laborers, and it could belong to everyone as well as to a few.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“this was what Sax would acknowledge to be love. Just the super-heightened desire to share thoughts. That alone.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“Odd how a few sticks of furniture hung around like that. It made her feel better to see them. They would unpack, deploy the furniture, use it until it became invisible. Habit would once again cloak the naked reality of the world. And thank God for that.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars
“Every astronomer loves the stars.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars

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