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    DescriptionThe final novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's massively successful and lavishly praised Mars trilogy. 'The ultimate in future history' Daily Mail Mars has grown up It is fully terraformed - genetically engineered plants and animals live by newly built canals and young but stormy seas. It is politically independent. A brave and buzzing new world. Most of the First Hundred have died. Those that remain are like walking myths to Martian youth. Earth has grown too much Chronic overpopulation, bitter nationalism, scarce resources. For too many Terrans, Mars is a mocking utopia. A dream to live for, fight for...perhaps even die for.


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    Title
    Blue Mars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kim Stanley Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 800
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007310180
    ISBN 10: 0007310188
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    DC22: FIC, 813.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: CKFS
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028030
    Thema V1.0: FLS
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperVoyager
    Publication date
    06 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952 and, after travelling and working around the world, has now settled in his beloved California. He is widely regarded as the finest science fiction writer working today, noted as much for the verisimilitude of his characters as the meticulously researched hard science basis of his work. He has won just about every major sf award there is to win.
    Review quote
    'A beautiful book - to be lived in. Let most of it be true' Daily Telegraph 'Red Mars is the ultimate in future history' Daily Mail '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' Financial Times 'Red Mars may simply be the best novel ever written about Mars' Interzone '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' Daily Mail
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    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 desert state, and the Green "terraformers." The ultimate fate of Earth, as well as the possibility of new explorations into the solar system, stand in the balance.