The Empress of Mars

The Empress of Mars

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When the British Arean Company founded its Martian colony, it welcomed any settlers it could get. Outcasts, misfits, and dreamers emigrated in droves to undertake the gruelling task of terraforming the cold red planet - only to be abandoned when the BAC discovered it couldn't turn a profit on Mars. This is the story of Mary Griffith, a determined woman with three daughters, who opened the only place to buy a beer on the Tharsis Bulge. It's also the story of Manco Inca, whose attempt to terraform Mars brought a new goddess vividly to life; of Stanford Crosley, con man extraordinaire; of Ottorino Vespucci, space cowboy and romantic hero; of the Clan Morrigan; of the denizens of the Martian Motel, and of the machinations of another Company entirely; all of whom contribute to the downfall of the BAC and the founding of a new world. But Mary and her struggles and triumphs are at the centre of it all, in her bar, the Empress of Mars.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 22mm | 340.19g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765325519
  • 9780765325518
  • 381,312

About Kage Baker

KAGE BAKER lives in Pismo Beach, California.
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Review quote

"Most writers' alternate universes are fun to visit, but Kage Baker's is one I wouldn't mind moving to: the Barsoom of Edgar Rice Burroughs . . . seen through the eyes of a writer far more poetic, vastly more scientifically literate, and with an infinitely superior sense of humor. Even as science-fictional taverns go, the Empress of Mars is memorable, a joint I hope I'll be able to return to many times."
--Spider Robinson, author of "Very Hard Choices""
""For my money, "The Empress of Mars" is the one to read."
--Mike Resnick, author of "Starship: Rebel"
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns on all of Mars, the Empress is the one to visit. Let's raise a round to Kage Baker."
--Jack McDevitt, author of "The Devil's Eye"
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903 ratings
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5 22% (203)
4 43% (387)
3 27% (242)
2 6% (55)
1 2% (16)
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