6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Technically superb; but plot is unfocussed & anticlimactic,
By A Customer
This review is from: Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, Book 3) (Hardcover)I bought and read Blue Mars because I was astonished at the results of what was obviously an incredible amount of technical research done for its predecessors, "Red Mars" & "Green Mars" - and, from a layman's point of view, the seamless integration of same with speculative science fiction, and a gripping storyline. However, while Blue Mars did not disappoint with attention to detail, the fundamental issues of focused plot and reader entertainment appeared to have been forgotten, with soap-like chronology and milling sub-plots that threaten to confuse and alienate the reader. Expecting a thrilling conclusion to an otherwise-marvellous trilogy I was disappointed with one that had instead an air of wistful melancholy.
On the other hand, some fascinating insights into the future of society, especially with respect to sexual politics and the culture shock of an ever widening generation gap provide challenging food for thought