Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Robinson's achievement here is on a par with Bradbury's 'The Martian Chronicles' and Herbert's 'Dune,' even if his clinical detachment may leave some readers wondering whether there really is life on Mars." Publishers Weekly
"This is an ambitious and outstanding trilogy; 'Blue Mars' is the capstone of Robinson's achievement." VOYA
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel Soon to be a series on Spike TV
One of the most enthralling science fiction sagas ever written, Kim Stanley Robinson s epic trilogy concludes with Blue Mars a triumph of prodigious research and visionary storytelling.
The red planet is no more. Now green and verdant, Mars has been dramatically altered from a desolate world into one where humans can flourish. The First Hundred settlers are being pulled into a fierce new struggle between the Reds, a group devoted to preserving Mars in its desert state, and the Green terraformers. Meanwhile, Earth is in peril. A great flood threatens an already overcrowded and polluted planet. With Mars the last hope for the human race, the inhabitants of the red planet are heading toward a population explosion or interplanetary war.
Praise for Blue Mars
A breakthrough even from Robinson s] own consistently high levels of achievement. The New York Times Book Review
Exhilarating . . . a complex and deeply engaging dramatization of humanity s future. The Philadelphia Inquirer
Blue Mars] brings the epic to a rousing conclusion. San Francisco Chronicle"
About the Author
Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. He is the author of eleven previous books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Fifty Degrees Below, Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt, and Antarctica-for which he was sent to the Antarctic by the U.S. National Science Foundation as part of their Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. He lives in Davis, California