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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 am only 20% through Red Mars, and author wrote about a character grinning while working with machines at least four times within a few pages. Read morePublished 3 days ago by KKSmith39
As a scientist, I was thrilled to read a novel not only containing the spirit of exploration and political intrigue, but also having realistic scientific content, from the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Katherine
Great book! I love science fiction that is big on "hard science" and this book is well researched and thought through. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Bob LAzar
I read all three books in this trilogy (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars), and waited until I had finished the third before writing a review. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Hard Rocking Jonny G
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 14 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 26 days ago by cystennin