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Moving Mars

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The young may not remember Mars of old, under the yellow Sun, its cloud-streaked skies dusted pink, its soil rusty and fine, its inhabitants living in pressurized burrows and venturing Up only as rite of passage or to do maintenance or tend the ropy crops spread like nests of intensely green snakes over the wind-scoured farms. That Mars, an old and tired Mars filled with young lives, is gone forever. Now I am old and tired, and Mars is young again. Our lives are not our own, but by God, we must behave as if they are. When I was young, what I did seemed too small to be of any consequence; but the shiver of dust, we are told, expands in time to the planet-sweeping storm.... Casseia Majumdar was a daughter of one of Mars' oldest, most conservative Binding Multiples - the extended family syndicates that had colonized the red planet. But her life was changed forever by the student protest of 2171. Those brief days of idealism forged bonds that would last a lifetime, and set the stage for a more dramatic act of revolution than anyone could have imagined. Charles Franklin, too, was caught up in those days of passionate youth. A brilliant young physicist with a deep love for his native planet, he was forced to leave his world behind to gain the training he needed. And in those years, the political distance between Earth and Mars was growing wider than the empty reaches of interplanetary space. Moving Mars is Greg Bear's brilliant conception of humanity's colonization of the red planet, with lovingly painted details and a grand historical sweep, embellishing an audacious scientific speculation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 34mm | 499.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765318237
  • 9780765318237
  • 1,181,933

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"No one spins out ideas like Greg Bear. He explores the very frontiers of possibility, weaving tapestries of wonder. And yet, all of Bear's ideas, all the adventure and action, don't half compare to his finest creation yet--that treasure of a Martian, Casseia Majumdar!" --David Brin
"Strong characterization and compelling prose." --"Library Journal"
"Stunning and remarkable invention and extrapolation." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"Great! Great characters, science, cultures, action. "Moving Mars" brings together all the things that make science fiction wonderful!" --Vernor Vinge
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About Greg Bear

Greg Bear is the author of some of Tor's bestselling titles, including Eon and The Forge of God. He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards for his novels and short fiction. Bear lives in the Seattle, WA area with his wife, Astrid, and their two children.
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6,249 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (2,476)
3 28% (1,757)
2 6% (346)
1 1% (86)
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