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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.
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 5 hours 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 2 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 6 days ago by J. Drzewiecki
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 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book won the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction..... need I say More??Published 24 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 1 month ago by GloriaExcel