Red Mars (Mars Trilogy #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Mars Trilogy series.

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For about six months after finishing these books, I seriously wanted to move to Mars. Robinson’s hard science makes the whole venture seem possible and his invocation of a classically American revolutionary and frontier spirit makes it painfully desirable. By the end of the third volume, Robinson has laid out three generations of complex, believable characters that I didn’t want to leave behind. More subtle are the allegorical aspects of the story and characters that quietly evoke Ray Bradbury’s efforts at dealing with the myth of Mars. This series ability to express our growing claustrophobia, anxiety, and guilt for the impending possible demise of life on earth only becomes more relevant with time. All in all, one of the best scifi epics I’ve ever read.

— From Charles


Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel • Discover the novel that launched one of science fiction’s most beloved, acclaimed, and awarded trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson’s masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.
“A staggering book . . . the best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written.”—Arthur C. Clarke

For centuries, the barren, desolate landscape of the red planet has beckoned to humankind. Now a group of one hundred colonists begins a mission whose ultimate goal is to transform Mars into a more Earthlike planet. They will place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light onto its surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels drilled into the mantle will create stupendous vents of hot gases. But despite these ambitious goals, there are some who would fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed.

About the Author

Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, Sixty Days and Counting, The Years of Rice and Salt, and Galileo’s Dream. In 2008 he was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment.” He serves on the board of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He lives in Davis, California.

Praise For…

“Absorbing . . . a scientifically informed imagination of rare ambition at work.”The New York Times Book Review
“Tremendous . . . a high-water mark in novels of Earth emigration.”The Washington Post Book World

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593358825
ISBN-10: 0593358821
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2021
Pages: 640
Language: English
Series: Mars Trilogy