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In this 1995 Nebula Award-winning novel, a revolution is transforming the formerly passive Earth-colony of Mars. While opposing political factions on Mars battle for the support of colonists, scientists make a staggering scientific breakthrough that at once fuels the conflict and creates a united Mars front, as the technically superior Earth tries to take credit for it. Backed against a wall, colonial leaders are forced to make a monumental decision that changes the future of Mars forever. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Nebula Award winner Bear has long been known for novels of stunning scientific extrapolation and high literary quality from his early novel Blood Music to his more recent Queen of Angels . This new novel of Mars is his finest yet. Bear follows the unlikely career of Casseia Majumdar of the Majumdar Binding Multiple (a sort of cross between an extended family and a corporation) as she goes from lukewarm student activist to president of the fledgling Federal Republic of Mars. Beginning as a coming-of-age story, with Casseia encountering corruption as well as courage and determination in a student uprising, the narrative then becomes a fine, taut and realistic political novel, as Casseia travels to Earth as part of an ambassadorial retinue, and later serves as second in leader Ti Sandra's push for Martian unification. As conflict heats up between upstart Mars and Mother Earth, Bear introduces a wildly intriguing hard-science idea, and the novel spins into a tense science fiction thriller. Bear offers a fast-moving plot; realistic, appealing characters; a vividly imagined future Earth awash in "tailored microbes," nanotechnology and dirty dealing; and the most believable evocation of the workings of politics and science in any recent science fiction novel. It all adds up to a blowout of a book, perhaps the best of the recent Mars novels, and certainly one of the best sf novels of the year.
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This was a great read - could hardly put it down. It has everything a sci-fi fan could ask for and more!Published on Aug. 12 2005
STORY: As one editorial review nicely put: "a revolution is transforming the formerly passive Earth-colony of Mars. Read morePublished on July 24 2003 by Erik1988
The only thing I did not throughly enjoy while reading this was (at the time) I thought Mr Bear had a pretty dim view of human ethics. Read morePublished on June 4 2003
The book exemplifies the passion of human spirit for individualism and independence. Great read for the revolutionaries.Published on Dec 23 2002
A desert planet with an ancient history of very un-Earth-like life, a frontier world that mixes social conservatism and radical experimentation, this is Mars in the late 22nd... Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2002 by Michael K. Smith
In a book that starts quickly then settles in for a long buildup before finishing with a rush, Greg Bear tells the story of the political tensions that develop between an Earth... Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2002 by Orrin C. Judd
Fresh after reading Darwin's Radio, I decided to give Moving Mars a try. As many reviewers have mentioned, the first 200-300 pages of the book are slow and sometimes unbearably... Read morePublished on April 20 2002
Greg Bear's MOVING MARS was nominated for the Hugo Award in 1993, sold well, and was acclaimed by some reviewers. Read morePublished on March 18 2002 by Christopher Culver