The storming second volume in the bestselling Mars trilogy – ‘the ultimate in future history’ (Daily Mail)
Mars: the Green Planet. Man’s dream of a new world is underway but corrupted. Red Mars is gone, ripped apart by the violent and failed revolution of 2062. The First Hundred have scattered or died, and for the moment their dreams with them. The rebels are underground, dreaming of their utopia.
The transnational corporations have a dream, too. Mars can be plundered – for the benefit of a ravaged Earth. It can be terraformed to suit Man’s need – frozen lakes form, lichen grows, the atmosphere slowly becomes breathable. But most importantly, Mars can be owned. On Earth, countries are bought and sold by the transnationals. Why not Mars too?
Man’s dream is underway, but so is his greatest test. The survivors of the First Hundred – Hiroko, Nadia, Maya and Simon among them – know that technology alone is not enough. Trust and co-operation are need to create a new world – but these qualities are as thin on the ground as the air they breathe.