Blue Mars

By Kim Stanley Robinson

The final novel in Kim Stanley Robinson’s massively successful and lavishly praised Mars trilogy. ‘The ultimate in future history’ Daily Mail

Mars has grown up

It is fully terraformed – genetically engineered plants and animals live by newly built canals and young but stormy seas.

It is politically independent. A brave and buzzing new world. Most of the First Hundred have died. Those that remain are like walking myths to Martian youth.

Earth has grown too much

Chronic overpopulation, bitter nationalism, scarce resources. For too many Terrans, Mars is a mocking utopia. A dream to live for, fight for… perhaps even die for.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 06 Aug 2009
Pages: 800
ISBN: 978-0-00-731018-0
Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952 and, after travelling and working around the world, has now settled in his beloved California. He is widely regarded as the finest science fiction writer working today, noted as much for the verisimilitude of his characters as the meticulously researched hard science basis of his work. He has won just about every major sf award there is to win.

‘One of the finest working novelists in any genre’GUARDIAN -

'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 -

Praise for The Mars Trilogy: -

‘One of the finest works of American SF’TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT -

‘The ultimate in future history’DAILY MAIL -

‘Absorbing, impressive, fascinating… Utterly plausible’FINANCIAL TIMES -

‘A staggering book. The best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written’Arthur C. Clarke -

‘Red Mars may simply be the best novel ever written about Mars’INTERZONE -