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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
About half way through, I found myself increasingly skipping pages to finish the book.
The characters are interesting and not at all stereotypical, and the plot is well constructed and compelling.
One of the things I love about this book is how much of the Mars geography and geology the author details.
This book is long. It is complicated. It is slow in spots. It is highly technical. It looks sometimes as if Kim Stanley Robinson, who reportedly researched the book for over 20... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jerry D. Rhoades
This is a review for the whole series since the three are one big continuation
> All events seemed believable
> I liked how... Read more
This series is one off the best science fiction ever written. Smart, visionary and inspiring. The only part I hated was that it had to end.Published 15 days ago by cystennin
I read the original hardback years ago, and decided to have a go again in Kindle. Still relevant, still a fantastic read. Thanks mr Robinson.Published 17 days ago by jon stachelrodt
Thoughtful exploration of what eventually settling Mars could look like. Red Mars kept me interested, and I eagerly bought the sequel. Read morePublished 20 days ago by natalie paris
I keep re-reading this book. The exotic locale (Mars) provides the perfect abstract background for the sensitive investigation of human interaction. Read morePublished 23 days ago by J. Drzewiecki