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Green Mars

Green Mars

  • Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher: Spectra
  • ISBN: 0553898280
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel • Kim Stanley Robinson’s classic trilogy depicting the colonization of Mars continues in a thrilling and timeless novel that pits the settlers against their greatest foes: themselves. Nearly a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed on Mars, and its transformation to an Earthlike planet is under way. But not everyone wants to see the process through. The methods are opposed by those who are determined to preserve their home planet’s hostile, barren beauty. Led by the first generation of children born on Mars, these rebels are soon joined by a handful of the original settlers. Against this cosmic backdrop, passions, partnerships, and rivalries explode in a story as spectacular as the planet itself. Praise for Green Mars “One of the major sagas of the [latest] generation in science fiction.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Dense as a diamond and as sharp; it makes even most good novels seem pale and insignificant by comparison.”—The Washington Post Book World “Grand in scope, meticulous in detail.”—The New York Times Book Review

The Complete Mars Trilogy: Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars

The Complete Mars Trilogy: Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars

  • Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000812177X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 2256
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All three volumes of the worldwide bestselling Mars trilogy.

Red Mars and Green Mars

Red Mars and Green Mars

  • Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher: Spectra
  • ISBN: 0553898310
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 592
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John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars in order to release moisture onto their desolate landscape

Blue Mars

Blue Mars

  • Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher: Spectra
  • ISBN: 0553898299
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 784
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Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel • One of the most enthralling science fiction sagas ever written, Kim Stanley Robinson’s epic trilogy concludes with Blue Mars—a triumph of prodigious research and visionary storytelling. The red planet is no more. Now green and verdant, Mars has been dramatically altered from a desolate world into one where humans can flourish. The First Hundred settlers are being pulled into a fierce new struggle between the Reds, a group devoted to preserving Mars in its desert state, and the Green “terraformers.” Meanwhile, Earth is in peril. A great flood threatens an already overcrowded and polluted planet. With Mars the last hope for the human race, the inhabitants of the red planet are heading toward a population explosion—or interplanetary war. Praise for Blue Mars “A breakthrough even from [Robinson’s] own consistently high levels of achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review “Exhilarating . . . a complex and deeply engaging dramatization of humanity’s future.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “[Blue Mars] brings the epic to a rousing conclusion.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Mars

Mars

A Tour of the Human Imagination

  • Author: Eric S. Rabkin
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275987190
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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As both an enduring object of curiosity and as a celestial embodiment of abstract ideas, Mars offers a fascinating and revealing focus for the historical understanding of the interplay of the physical world, the fanciful world, and the purportedly scientific world that grows from both.

Little Green Man from Mars

Little Green Man from Mars

  • Author: Michael Casher
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1435753852
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  • Page: 300
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Michael Casher's sixth novel is a sci-fi treatment of the Antichrist and Rapture prophecies. Dwight Tinker is a humble, unemployed man whose luck has run out. When his best friend offers him a menial job, suddenly there are others who need Dwight for a more important job: to give the world a sign and save planet Earth in the biblical Latter Days. Dwight must soon decide if he is the right man for the job and if the new woman in his life is really from the afterlife. He must also search his own conscience for a reason to fight or to help the mythical Illuminati who have a desperate stake in the prophesied Rapture. As Dwight Tinker endures the abrasive personality of the alien man sent to Earth to protect him during his mission, the eyes of Providence are watching and judging. In this deadly, end-of-days struggle the stakes are nothing less than the destiny of those who will be rescued from a troubled Earth and those who will be left behind.

The Martians

The Martians

  • Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher: Spectra
  • ISBN: 9780553898309
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is one of science fiction's most honored series, with Red Mars winning the distinguished Nebula Award, and both Green Mars and Blue Mars honored with the Hugo. A modern-day classic of the genre, this epic saga deftly portrays the human stories behind Earth's most ambitious project yet: the terraforming of Mars. Now, following the publication of his acclaimed adventure novel, Antarctica, Robinson returns to the realm he has made his own, in a work that brilliantly weaves together a futuristic setting with a poetic vision of the human spirit engaged in a drama as ancient as mankind itself. From a training mission in Antarctica to blistering sandstorms sweeping through labyrinths of barren canyons, the interwoven stories of The Martians set in motion a sprawling cast of characters upon the surface of Mars. As the planet is transformed from an unexplored and forbidding terrain to a troubled image of a re-created Earth, we meet men and women who are bound together by their experiences on Mars and with each other. Among them are Michel, a French psychologist dazzled by the beauty around him; Maya, a woman whose ill-fated love affairs lead to her first voyage to Mars; and Roger, a tall Martian-born guide who lacks social skills but has the courage to survive on the planet's dangerous yet strangely compelling surface. Beginning with the First Hundred explorers, generations of friends, enemies, and lovers are swept up in the drama that is Earth's tenuous toehold on Mars. International exploration turns into world building; world building degenerates into political conflict, revolution, and war. Following the strands of these lives and events, in an age when human life has been extended for decades, The Martians becomes the story of generations lived on the edge of the ultimate frontier, in a landscape of constant man-made and natural transformation. This new masterpiece by Kim Stanley Robinson is a story of hope and disappointment, of fierce physical and psychological struggles. Both deeply human and scientifically cutting edge, The Martians is the epic chronicle of a planet that represents one of humanity's most glorious possibilities. A Letter from Kim Stanley Robinson: "When I finished Blue Mars, I realized I wasn't done with Mars yet. There were things I still wanted to say about the place, and about my characters from the trilogy, and there were a number of sidebar stories and characters that had found no place in the trilogy's structure. I also had a couple of precursor Mars stories that did not fit the trilogy's history--'Exploring Fossil Canyon' and 'Green Mars'--and I had held these out of my earlier story collections thinking they belonged with the Mars group." So all this material was there, and as I wrote Antarctica, I found myself drawn back into the matter of Mars repeatedly, by the discovery of possible life in meteorite AHL8004 and by the Pathfinder landing. I decided to make a collection of Martian tales, and as I put them in roughly chronological order, I saw that they seemed to be adding up to their own larger story, functioning as the trilogy's 'unconscious' or 'secret history'. Using all kinds of modes, from folk tales to scientific articles, from personal accounts to the full text of a constitution, I arranged things so that the book altogether tells the story of an underground and hard-to-see resistance to the terraforming described in the trilogy proper. I had a great time doing these stories, and hope they add up to my own version of a Martian Chronicles." From the Paperback edition.

Imagining Mars

Imagining Mars

A Literary History

  • Author: Robert Crossley
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 9780819571052
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 396
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For centuries, the planet Mars has captivated astronomers and inspired writers of all genres. Whether imagined as the symbol of the bloody god of war, the cradle of an alien species, or a possible new home for human civilization, our closest planetary neighbor has played a central role in how we think about ourselves in the universe. From Galileo to Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Crossley traces the history of our fascination with the red planet as it has evolved in literature both fictional and scientific. Crossley focuses specifically on the interplay between scientific discovery and literary invention, exploring how writers throughout the ages have tried to assimilate or resist new planetary knowledge. Covering texts from the 1600s to the present, from the obscure to the classic, Crossley shows how writing about Mars has reflected the desires and social controversies of each era. This astute and elegant study is perfect for science fiction fans and readers of popular science. Ebook Edition Note: The photo of Arthur C. Clarke photo on p. 209 has been redacted.

Worldmakers

Worldmakers

SF Adventures in Terraforming

  • Author: Gardner Dozois
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 9781429961868
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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When mankind moves out to the stars, the colonists of the future will remake the worlds they inhabit in their image. Included here are twenty stories from the most imaginative writers in the field, including: Poul Anderson * Stephen Baxter * Gregory Benford * Arthur C. Clarke * Greg Egan * Joe Haldeman * Philip Jennings * William H. Kieth * Geoffrey A. Landis * Ian McDonald * Richard McKenna * Laura Mixon * G. David Nordley * Robert Reed * Kim Stanley Robinson * Pamela Sargent * Cordwainer Smith * Bruce Sterling * John Varley * Roger Zelazny These are the stories of the explorers and pioneers who transform their destinations in the image of their distant home--exciting tales of alien landscapes and the struggle to make them suit human desires.

The Cross, the Plow and the Skyline

The Cross, the Plow and the Skyline

Contemporary Science Fiction and the Ecological Imagination

  • Author: Ernest J. Yanarella
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781581124026
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 319
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The apocalyptic, pastoral, and urban traditions have fundamentally shaped Western history and influenced American religion, culture, and politics. This book argues that these traditions have not only been decisive in giving form and substance to classic and modern American literature, but have been appropriated by contemporary science fiction. As a loosely connected set of cultural narratives, the Cross, the Plow, and the Skyline have through the medium of science fiction provided a bold vista on the future grounded in an emergent ecological imagination. This challenging vision, the author claims, may yet settle into the New Millennium's cultural consciousness and inform an ecological politics dedicated to confronting the nation's and the world's social and environmental problems.