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Moving Mars Paperback – 17 Nov 1994


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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; New edition edition (17 Nov. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009978050X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099780502
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3 x 11 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 953,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bert Hubert on 19 Mar. 2003
Format: Paperback
I've owned this books for many years now and I keep rereading it. The politics of Mars come across as a very interesting way to run a society but Earth isn't neglected either and is presented as having a fascinating life of its own. Both the 'Thinkers' and the nano-tech come to life in a great way in this story. The physics is grand, to boot.
A classic!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian J. Cox on 4 Aug. 2012
Format: Paperback
This 1995 Nebula Award winner has waited 17 years on my shelves to be read, and so much has changed in the world since then - ubiquitous internet, Middle East conflict, banking collapses - I doubted if it would stand the test of time well. The first 100 pages frankly weren't very promising, setting the scene in a rather leaden way which made you wonder why it won the Writers' Award. But then, suddenly, it took off and maintained its pace and interest through a further 350 pages. The story is a simple enough one of a young frontier Mars still displaying frontier attitudes and upsetting a sophisticated, effete and yet very powerful Earth which wants to maintain control over the human diaspora and use its combined strength to push on to the stars. Mars doesn't object to this long-term goal, but there's plenty to do there first. Matters become serious and then rapidly escalate when Earth discovers that Mars scientists have made a breakthrough that can not only protect Mars but could also threaten Earth. The story plays out through two former student lovers whose paths soon diverge, one to become the scientist who makes the breakthrough, the other to find herself rather against her will becoming President of Mars and having to make the decision whether to fight Earth or choose an even riskier alternative.

This is a splendid novel about power politics and the uses to which science is put. It's all about dataflow - think internet but much, much more ambitious; think the strong determined to protect its interests against the weak, at any cost - American and Iran?; think globalisation and how governments are increasingly unable to control events. Some of the scenarios may have changed, but the subjects of this novel are if anything even more germane than they were in 1994. It's a novel with the sad ring of truth and a great hard SF story too - not an ounce of dreary fantasy in sight, hurrah! Highly recommended, and don't worry that it takes a while to really get going.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Hurst on 19 Mar. 2002
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This is the fourth and final book in one of Bear's best series; Queen of Angels, Slant, and the short and forgetful Heads. Thankfully Moving Mars provides a suitably spectacular ending to the series, although like the other three, it's set some distance apart from the other books.
The social and political stresses between Earth, Mars, and within Mars itself are all detailed in the usual Bear style, complete with deep characters, scary weapons, and a decent pace that if you're not careful will keep you up late to read "just one more chapter".
Grab it if you can; it's not exactly one of the easiest books to get hold of.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christian De Coninck Lucas on 29 Aug. 2002
Format: Hardcover
A few years ago I came off Kim Stanley Robinsons Mars Trilogy with an appetite for more Mars. Walking into a bookstore there was a book called Moving Mars by Greg Bear. I knew off him, but had never read any of his work.
I was mesmerized by the far thinking plot of political struggle of the Martians as they try to seperate themselves from the domination of the Earth/Moon system. It actually made for good "continuation" of Robinsons colonization trilogy, because when we meet the Martians they are a well established planet...no longer a sparse colony.
The setting in a nanotech developed future follows freedom fighters from their first college insurrection through their careers as key political figures...and then war begins.
I loved it......great ending with far fetched quantum physical tricks that Bear makes perfectly believable.
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Master science fiction writer Greg Bear knows his business. This novel is not as dazzling as Eon and Eternity (in my view among the best science fiction ever written), and it is quite slow in built up, but it leads to an exciting story. Written from a woman's point of view (maybe he should have chosen to write it from a man's point of view – I at least would not have dared to do so) I wonder how credible women will experience this. The science is dazzling, true enough. It is the kind of story that makes you wonder what would happen if human kind ever were able to discover such physical principles and invent such a technology. Would it lead to the end of mankind?
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Format: Paperback
Far and away my favourite Greg Bear book, this blends politics, action and suspense perfectly. I don't tend to go for much of this type of thing but can wholeheartedly recommend Moving Mars to anyone.
Not to say his other books aren't good, but too many seem to follow a pattern of the writer getting carried away in the final stretch of the (often very enjoyable) novel into bizarre hardcore physics which frankly I often don't understand, spoiling it.
This doesn't happen here- the book stays grounded and believable at all times. The final chapters in particular are brilliantly gripping and very hard to put down. Bit of a classic.
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