By Kim Stanley Robinson
Winner of the Nebula Award for most sensible Novel • quickly to be a chain on Spike TV
Discover the unconventional that introduced one in all technological know-how fiction’s such a lot loved, acclaimed, and presented trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson’s masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.
for hundreds of years, the barren, desolate panorama of the pink planet has beckoned to humankind. Now a bunch of 1 hundred colonists starts a project whose final target is to remodel Mars right into a extra Earthlike planet. they are going to position immense satellite tv for pc mirrors in Martian orbit to mirror gentle to the skin. Black airborne dirt and dust sprinkled at the polar caps will seize heat and soften the ice. and large tunnels drilled into the mantle will create stupendous vents of scorching gases. yet regardless of those formidable targets, there are a few who might struggle to the dying to avoid Mars from ever being changed.
Praise for Red Mars
“A astonishing ebook . . . the simplest novel at the colonization of Mars that has ever been written.”—Arthur C. Clarke
“Absorbing . . . a scientifically trained mind's eye of infrequent ambition at work.”—The manhattan occasions e-book Review
“Tremendous . . . a high-water mark in novels of Earth emigration.”—The Washington publish ebook World
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