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  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Voyager; New edition edition (15 Nov. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0586213902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0586213902
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 4.2 x 11 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kim Stanley Robinson has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. He is the author of over twenty previous books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the highly acclaimed FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN. He lives in Davis, California.

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Kim Stanley Robinson has earned a reputation as the master of Mars fiction, writing books that are scientific, sociological and, better still, fantastic. Green Mars continues the story of humans settling the planet in a process called "terraforming". In Red Mars, the initial work in the trilogy, the first 100 scientists chosen to explore the planet disintegrated in disagreement--in part because of pressures from forces on Earth. Some of the scientists formed a loose network underground. Green Mars, which won the 1994 Hugo Award, follows the development of the underground and the problems endemic to forming a new society.

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‘If I had to choose one writer whose work will set the standard for science fiction in the future, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’
New York Times Book Review

‘One of the finest works of American sf’
TLS

‘No other Martian epic comes close: a novel of splendid characters in a brilliantly realized and utterly convincing setting’
Publishers Weekly


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Alison C. Hancock on 12 Oct. 2001
Format: Paperback
The first book in the Mars series brought us into a newly settled world and made us want to be there - although maybe not having to deal with all those fascinating problems with concrete. Green Mars continues developing characters that we met in the first book and tracking the political and ecological developments of a terraforming world. Unlike much sci fi involving habitation of a new planet, Robinson takes an intelligent understanding of anthropology and social theories and applies it to a well written and engaging plot. I will admit now to reading the whole series already and enjoying almost every moment of them and yearning to see the expansive red landscapes and the gradual terraforming mutating the planet, slowly but surely. If you've read the first book(Red Mars), don't worry about the sequel letting you down. If you haven't read the first one, then read it first, or Green Mars won't make sense.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Nov. 1999
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This book is the continuation of Red Mars, it shows how Mars has been changed by the people and how the people have been changed by Mars. It is an extremely good book, filled with a good plot, some science and the socio-poltical observations I have come to expect from Robinson. Be warned though, this is NOT a light read, in fact it is often very heavy going and the non-scientifically minded might get confused by some of the explanations. However, if you can make your way through it then it is an enjoyable and rewarding read.
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Green Mars is the second book of a series of 3 books (Red, Green and Blue Mars). All of these totalize around 2500/3000 pages of real science fiction if I could say. The story gravitates around the 100 first humans to colonise the planet and their subsequent struggle to save it from earth's greedy exploitation.

For some reasons, Mars has always fascinated man's imagination. Probably because it is the most likely planet we will move next. Or is it because it could be our savior?

The series is lengthy and many people can find it boring which in some extent I could understand. Lets say if you dont like it after 200pages, you will probably not like it at all and struggle to finish the book. The books are relatively consistant in terms of rythm, style or content thus if few things anoy you, it is likely that you will suffer to read it.

For the rest of us who enjoy the Mars series, this is a monumental piece of work. i do not think the author is trying to show off his knowledge but rather wants us to open our eyes on the multi-science requirements for colonising a planet. Everything is in there: geology, climatology, sociology, ethics, revolutions and rebellions, racism, cold war legacy, politics, etc.

One of my favourite subject is the anti-ageing treatment that is commercialised few years after the initial landing. This creates havoc on earth. Imagine: Rich citizens only can access it while the remainder of the earth population is dying of hunger !
I never came across a book that asks so many questions regarding immortality: boredom, lost of memory, change of personality, polygamism, etc..

On the contrary, one of the criticism of the book is the way some characters are pictured.
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This is the second volume of a trilogy which is most definitely not for the faint hearted. I read the three books while recovering from surgery, and would recommend them only to SF fans in a similarly compromised situation.

It follows the first Martian colonists as they regroup in the wake of their unsuccessful first revolution and prepare for a second revolution, rebranded a 'phase change' by diplomat Art Randolph who masterminds it. This leads to the running question throughout the book, bearing in mind that Art works for one of the Terrestrial 'multinationals', as to whether the Martians are being duped.

It is slower moving than the first volume, 'Red Mars'. So much space is given to discussions of the philosophy of science and economics that it might be described as 'self indulgent'. One gets the impression that because Robinson won the Nebula award for 'Red Mars', no copy editor would dare suggest he prune any padding from a sequel.

Its great saving grace is that the characters, who appeared to represent ideas rather than human beings in 'Red Mars', become more real. My favourite character became the scientist Sax Russell: certainly partly because I could relate to his perception of scientific conferences as 'Utopia'; possibly also because of the endearing way in which he allows himself to be seduced by the evil Phyllis Boyle; probably mostly because of his irrepressible ability to see positive opportunities in every situation. There is, however, a circle of shadowy secondary characters who are harder to get to know, and I often found myself annoyingly flicking back through both books to try and find earlier references to them, in order to rediscover their roles.

There is more humour than in 'Red Mars' - as if the author is more relaxed now that he has won a Nebula Award. Again, there are surprises in the plot, and I frequently had the feeling that I had absolutely no idea where it was going.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kenny Macleod on 5 Jan. 2005
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Like the first book, Red Mars, at times this can read more like a history textbook than a novel. The book is broken up into sections, each written from the point of view of various characters. This gives each part a personal spin, but breaks up the overall narrative somewhat, leaving the reader a bit dislocated. It also lacks the exploring-the-unknown, hard science aspects of Red Mars, but that was inevitable given the plot.

That said, it's superbly well thought out, and utterly, completely convincing. If you liked Red Mars, this is worth the follow-up.
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