In his most ambitious project to date award winning author Kim Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research cutting edge science in the 1st of a trilogy chronicling the colonization of MarsFor eons sandstorms have swept the desolate landscape For centuries Mars has beckoned humans to conquer its hostile climate Now in 2026 a group of 100 colonists is about to fulfill that destinyJohn Boone Maya Toitavna Frank Chalmers Arkady Bogdanov lead a terraforming mission For some Mars will become a passion driving them to daring acts of courage madness For others it offers an opportunity to strip the planet of its riches For the genetic alchemists it presents a chance to create a biomedical miracle a breakthrough that could change all we know about life death The colonists orbit giant satellite mirrors to reflect light to the surface Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth Massive tunnels kilometers deep will be drilled into the mantle to create stupendous vents of hot gases Against this backdrop of epic upheaval rivalries loves friendships will form fall to pieces for there are those who will fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changedBrilliantly imagined breathtaking in scope ingenuity Red Mars is an epic scientific saga chronicling the next step in evolution creating a world in its entirety It shows a future with both glory tarnish that awes with complexity inspires with vision


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