Green Mars

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Random House Publishing Group, May 27, 2003 - Fiction - 624 pages
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In the Nebula Award winning Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson began his critically acclaimed epic saga of the colonization of Mars, Now the Hugo Award winning Green Mars continues the thrilling and timeless tale of humanity's struggle to survive at its farthest frontier.

Nearly a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed, but the transformation of Mars to an Earthlike planet has just begun The plan is opposed by those determined to preserve the planets hostile, barren beauty. Led by rebels like Peter Clayborne, these young people are the first generation of children born on Mars. They will be joined by original settlers Maya Toitovna, Simon Frasier, and Sax Russell. Against this cosmic backdrop, passions, rivalries, and friendships explode in a story as spectacular as the planet itself.

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The plot and character development drag a little bit. - Goodreads
Superb!!!! KS Robinson is really a *great* writer. - Goodreads
Red Mars moved at a better pace. - Goodreads
Really strong character development. - Goodreads

Review: Green Mars (Mars Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Ben Nathan - Goodreads

a quality continuation from the first book. little lighter on the science (though still lots of quality hard science fiction happenings). and a while lot more political intrigue. I'm a fan of it and ... Read full review

Review: Green Mars (Mars Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Sam Julian - Goodreads

Satisfying, if not as dramatic as the first one. I'm curious where it's headed for the final conclusion. This felt like a great transition piece. Read full review


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Page 17 - ... More or Cyrano, let alone to the fantastic as such in general. Rather than marshalling various traditional or a priori conceptions of realism, it seems best to begin with the Mars trilogy's own answer to this question, which can surely be glimpsed in Sax's musings about the way he thinks of science: 'I try to understand. I pay attention to things, you see, very closely. As closely as I can. Concentrating on the specificity of every moment. And I want to understand why it happens the way it does....
Page 5 - ""As the generations pass, all the members of a biosphere evolve together, adapting to their terrain in a complex communal response, a creative self-designing ability. This process, no matter how much we intervene in it, is essentially out of our control. Genes mutate, creatures evolve: a new biosphere emerges, and with it a new noosphere.
Page 11 - On the other side of the mind-body dualism, human consciousness receives unchecked warrant to intervene in a godless universe as its imperial and directing consciousness in order to spread seeds of life.

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About the author (2003)

Writer Kim Stanley Robinson was born in Orange County, California in 1952. He earned a B. A. and Ph. D. at the University of California at San Diego and an M. A. at Boston University. His first trilogy of books, concerning a post-nuclear holocaust: Orange County, collectively won a Nebula Award and two Hugos, but he may be better known for his Mars trilogy, which chronicles the colonization of Mars and spans hundreds of years. He has won an Asimov Award, a World Fantasy Award, a Locus Reader's Poll Award, and a John W. Campbell Award. His title 2312 (Firsttion) made The New York Times Best Seller list for 2012.

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