The concluding volume in the Mars trilogy, which sees Mars as politically independent and Earth facing troubled times. With terminal overpopulation, reduced resources and the bitter nationalism that these problems create, many Terrans see Mars as a potential escape.
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The final volume of a trilogy that began with Red Mars and continued with Green Mars, Blue Mars completes the story of the "First Hundred", a pioneering group of explorers who have overseen a terraforming project that transformed Mars from a lifeless planet into a world habitable by humans. An anti-ageing breakthrough has kept the First Hundred alive for three centuries and in that time, their motives, desires and passions have evolved in ways that parallel the changes on Mars itself. Conceptually complex and daring, the publication of Blue Mars marks the completion of a modern science fiction masterpiece.Review:
'A beautiful book - to be lived in. Let most of it be true'
‘Red Mars is the ultimate in future history’
'One of the undisputed leaders of the field in contemporary science fiction' Guardian
'If I had to choose one writer whose work will set the standard for science fiction in the future, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson…' New York Times
‘One of the finest works of American sf’
Times Literary Supplement
‘Absorbing, impressive, fascinating… Utterly plausible’
‘Red Mars may simply be the best novel ever written about Mars’
‘A staggering book. The best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written.’
Arthur C. Clarke
'A mighty trilogy… forecasting every detail and facet, triumph and tragedy, crucial breakthroughs and trivialities of humanity's colonization of another world'
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Book Description Voyager, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002243156