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This is a vast book: a chronicle of the exploration of Mars with some of the most engaging, vivid, and human characters in recent science fiction. Robinson fantasizes brilliantly about the science of terraforming a hostile world, analyzes the socio-economic forces that propel and attempt to control real interplanetary colonization, and imagines the diverse reactions that humanity would have to the dead, red planet.
Red Mars is so magnificent a story, you will want to move on to Blue Mars and Green Mars. But this first, most beautiful book is definitely the best of the three. Readers new to Robinson may want to follow up with some other books that take place in the colonized solar system of the future: either his earlier (less polished but more carefree) The Memory of Whiteness and Icehenge, or 1998's Antarctica. --L. Blunt Jackson --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Endless and tedious descriptions of imaginary landscapes and geology. Utterly implausible "just so" stories of technical and scientific advances that appear on demand and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by ca1879
The Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson is without a doubt a must for anyone who loves to read or write about this planet. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anakina
Excellent book. One of the best sci-fi novels out there. Good writing and interesting characters make this a really good read.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Pretty good, creative but some of the characters were flat - responding typically. I will definitely read the rest in the series.Published 10 months ago by NC in Ottawa
I liked the concept, and was captivated almost immediately by the story. However, as the story progressed, the novel slowed down significantly, almost to a boring pace. Read morePublished 17 months ago by David Sapira
Great research and discription went into this book really enjoyed it. The story on both Mars and discussion on what is happening on Earth are quite realistic. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Diego Garzon
There are lots of stories of meetings with strange alien creatures, and battles in space, etc.
This is not one of those books. Read more
This whole series: RED, GREEN and BLUE, fully explores Mars like we wish we could, but can't afford. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2012 by fastreader
If you want a good book about Mars, try "Mars" by Ben Bova. This book is not entertaining. I stopped halfway through it, not something I do often.Published on May 6 2010 by Eric Cote