By Kim Stanley Robinson
Winner of the Nebula Award for most sensible Novel • quickly to be a chain on Spike TV
Discover the radical that introduced one among technology fiction’s such a lot cherished, acclaimed, and provided trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson’s masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.
for hundreds of years, the barren, desolate panorama of the crimson 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're going to position great satellite tv for pc mirrors in Martian orbit to mirror mild to the outside. Black dirt sprinkled at the polar caps will catch heat and soften the ice. and large tunnels drilled into the mantle will create stupendous vents of scorching gases. yet regardless of those formidable pursuits, there are a few who could struggle to the loss of life to avoid Mars from ever being changed.
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“A surprising booklet . . . the simplest novel at the colonization of Mars that has ever been written.”—Arthur C. Clarke
“Absorbing . . . a scientifically knowledgeable mind's eye of infrequent ambition at work.”—The big apple occasions e-book Review
“Tremendous . . . a high-water mark in novels of Earth emigration.”—The Washington publish publication World
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