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Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy)
by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Blue Mars — 7 years ago


About one quarter of the way into Blue Mars I was afraid I was going to be disappointed. There was extensive talk of politics, economy, and related government building activities that just weren’t very gripping. While the pace and tone of the reading matched the section’s main character’s mood, it was almost too much.

Fortunately things picked up from there and the book finished stronger than I anticipated. One character’s problem was resolved better than expected, and another’s was left unresolved. The book closed on notes of joy and sadness, the dawning of a golden age combined with the decline of its principal architects.

A story about this — 9 years ago


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A story about this — 9 years ago

This is the third book in the massive “Red Mars” series. The scope and imagination of this series is a little mind boggling. The main character in this book is the planet itself. The perspective jumps around a bit and is told from the different points of view, mostly of some of the surviving “first hundred”. Sometimes I find myself skimming over some of the more technical parts relating to the planet itself – I’m more interested in the people and the story than the planet itself. These books aren’t my usual cup of tea, but they’re considered “classics” in the genre, so I figured I’d bite and do my homework. :-)

I flamed out on this half way through. Maybe I’ll come back to it, maybe it won’t. It’s a bit ponderous.

A story about this — 9 years ago

Re-reading this to keep me on my toes.

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