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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.
A wonderful book that just seems to drive on forever in points. That's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book won the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction..... need I say More??Published 12 days ago by Robert Pylant
This absolutely splendid trilogy is the most inspiring, hopeful, thrilling, and imaginative work put to paper in a very long time. Read morePublished 20 days ago by GloriaExcel
One of the best science fiction books I have ever read. This book tackles the science, leadership, psychology, social and economic factors, relationship with earth, and the ethics... Read morePublished 29 days ago by C. K.
EPIC TRILOGY: Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars.
The breadth, depth and expansiveness of this work is as large as the red planet itself. Read more