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Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, Bk 3)
Blue Mars - Mars Trilogy, Bk 3
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
The red planet is red no longer, as Mars has become a perfectly inhabitable world. But while Mars flourishes, Earth is  threatened by overpopulation and ecological disaster. Soon people look to Mars as a refuge, initiating a possible interplanetary conflict, as well as political strife between the Reds, who wish to preserve the planet in its des...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780586213919
ISBN-10: 0586213910
Pages: 800
Edition: New Ed
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Publisher: Voyager
Book Type: Paperback
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Red Mars, the kickoff to Robinson's epic Mars trilogy, won the Nebula for best SF novel of 1992; its follow-up, Green Mars, won the parallel Hugo for 1994. The conclusion to the saga is not unlike the terrain of Robinson's Red Planet: fertile and fully developed in some spots, vast and arid in others?but, ultimately, it's an impressive achievement. Using the last 200 years of American history as his template for Martian history, Robinson projects his tale of Mars's colonization from the 21st century, in which settlers successfully revolt against Earth, into the next century, when various interests on Mars work out their differences on issues ranging from government to the terraforming of the planet and immigration. Sax Russell, Maya Toitovna and others reprise their roles from the first two novels, but the dominant "personality" is the planet itself, which Robinson describes in exhaustive naturalistic detail.
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Great third and last book in the Mars trilogy. A lot of book to read but it is well worth it and ties up everything, well almost everything. There is a threat to Mars in terms of Earth immigration because of overpopulation and environmental disasters. The First Hundred, those that landed on Mars to colonize it, are living to be over 200 years old because of longevity treatments. They organize to set up their own government by writing their own constitution and trying not to repeat the mistakes of Earth. They do come up with something different and it works for them. The book also continues about some of the First Hundred and what problems they go through as they age. There are other things dealt with and it wrapped up to be a good book. There are times it gets sidetracked with some scientific things in great detail, but that's part of the story.

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