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Red Mars
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
In his most ambitious project to date, award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research and cutting-edge sceince in the first of three novels that will chronicle the colonization of Mars. for eons, sandstorms have swept the barren desolate landscape of the red planet. For centuries, Mars has beckoned to mankind to come and conquer its hostile climate. Now, in the year 2026, a group of one hundred colonists is about to fulfill that destiny. John Boone, Maya Toitavna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars. For some, Mars will become a passion driving them to daring acts of courage and madness; for others it offers and opportunity to strip the planet of its riches. And for the genetic "alchemists, " Mars presents a chance to create a biomedical miracle, a breakthrough that could change all we know about life... and death. The colonists place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the planets surface. black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels, kilometers in depth, will be drilled into the Martian mantle to create stupendous vents of hot gases. Against this backdrop of epic upheaval, rivalries, loves, and friendships will form and fall to pieces--for there are those who will fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed. Brilliantly imagined, breathtaking in scope and ingenuity, "Red Mars" is an epic scientific saga, chronicling the next step in human evolution and creating a world in its entirety. "Red Mars" shows us a future, with both glory and tarnish, that awes with complexity and inspires with vision."The best tale of space colonization--a lyrical, beautiful, accurate legend of the future by one of the best writers of our time." -- David Brin
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SleepyDragon
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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"You can't make love to your fame. Even though some people try."

Reminds me of a certain current president ... hmmm ...????

Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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SleepyDragon
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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My new favorite mug and my current read ... 🚀🤩

Yesterday, I chaperoned on my oldest's 6th grade field trip to the California Science Center, which is home to the Endeavor. Some day I will go back in less stressful circumstances so I can enjoy the exhibits more. But this mug was my reward for not losing or killing five pre-teens.

I thought I would get to read this book on the bus, but the environment was not conducive. Lol

madamereadsalot1 I love that mug! I grew up, and still live, near Johnson Space Center, home of "Houston, we have a problem". So I have an affection for all things NASA! 6mo
RamsFan1963 @SleepyDragon I'd be interested to hear what you think of Red Mars. I've always found Robinson difficult to read, I bailed on the Mars trilogy. 6mo
SleepyDragon @madamereadsalot1 That is so cool! My dad has always been really into all things space related, and I guess it rubbed off a lot on me. I didn't have the aptitude for all the science and math required, so I've had to content myself with reading about space exploration.

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SleepyDragon @RamsFan1963 I'm not very far into it yet, haven't had much time to read lately. It's a bit more political than I was expecting, but we'll see if I can get into the story enough to read the entire trilogy. 6mo
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taraWritesSci
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Bailedbailed

I'm starting to feel self-conscious over the number of bails lately. In this case, I thought for sure it was going to work for me. It's a Nebula award winning book about near-future Mars colony.

Alas, after the first chapter that was a pretty intriguing hook, the book turned into a brick wall of "telling". I tried skimming but that didn't help, and I could not get invested in the characters at all.

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Andrew65 Hope you get to a good book soon. 6mo
RamsFan1963 I bailed on this one too, despite all the buzz and great reviews I'd read. Robinson just isn't an author I enjoy, I've bailed on other books by him. 6mo
LauraJ Not a fan of “telling“ instead of “doing“ either. 6mo
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taraWritesSci @RamsFan1963 Glad it's not just me! 6mo
taraWritesSci @LauraJ Right! Telling is necessary, but not 45 minute long chapters worth, oy. 😖 6mo
taraWritesSci @Andrew65 Kevin Kwan's got my back 😜 6mo
Reggie If you wanna feel better about bailing check out @shawnmooney ‘s page. Lol He made it ok for me to start bailing on books. I never used to at all. 6mo
taraWritesSci @Reggie 😮 I suddenly don't feed so bad. That's a crazy number of bails for a feed! 6mo
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TheSpineView
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌎🙌🏻 7mo
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TheSpineView
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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#PreMondayVibes @pepsicola

📘 Saturday!
🎤 Too many to choose... I love classical music and popular music how can I compare the two..
💼 Back to work
📘 Just finished Red Mars

pepsicola Thanks for playing! 8mo
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TheSpineView
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Pickpick

In a several ways this book reminded me of The Martian. Lots of scientific information writen into the story and characters that are relatable. The plot was a little slow sometimes but it was so well written it didn't bother me much. I thought the story was a realistic view of how things might progress if humans ever colonized another planet. 4.5 stars

juliegumdrop I am going to try to read some Kim Stanley Robinson this year. 8mo
Books_n_Whatnot I read this in my college English class! The class topic was sci-fi. 😂If you‘re looking for another good sci fi read, try “A Princess of Mars” (also read it for that class). 8mo
TheSpineView @Books_n_Whatnot Thanka for the recommendations.😊 8mo
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TheSpineView
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

📘 The Glass Ocean
📘 Red Mars

📘 I never want the weekend to end.

🌸 Plumeria

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JLaurenceCohen
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson

This is a sci-fi classic that I need to find time to read.

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Schlinkles
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Hour 3 of the stand off between Sophie and myself for the sweet spot on the couch...I‘m fairly sure she‘s more committed than I.

britt_brooke 😆💚🐾 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😄 🐶💙 12mo
AmyG She is beautiful and you lnow you aren‘t getting the couch at all, right? 12mo
Schlinkles @AmyG Yeah, I know. It‘s Sophie‘s world and I just live in it. 12mo
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LindseysLibrary
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
Bailedbailed

This book is expertly written and explores a really fascinating idea, (what would it be like if we actually attempted to terraform and colonize Mars?) but I was just not in the mood. Got about halfway through and still wasn‘t feeling it, then realized it‘s a trilogy, and decided it‘s just not something I‘m interested in right now. Maybe later!

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Podie
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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I can't believe it! This started off so well and now at 70% i feel so fatigued. It doesn't help that this last section is written from the perspective of the character i despise the most. I'm taking a break from it and hopefully can finish it in a day or two but soo disappointed this is how it's ended up.

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Podie
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This book is very heavy on the science part of science fiction but still surprisingly engaging. I'm about half way through it now and enjoying every minute of it so far. #weekendreads #fridayreads

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Cathythoughts
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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#TuneIntoNovember #anothernightonMars @Cinfhen @Robothugs 🤷‍♀️I can‘t think of anything ( I had to consult my friend google) 😘😘

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SailorJohn
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
Mehso-so

If you are a Robinson fan you will like this. Interesting tale about how we react to things different than us. Doomed to failure??

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speljamr
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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The best series ever about off world colonization.

#GIVEAWAYARTEMIS @Liberty

MrBook #KindredSpirits! 🙌🏻 2y
rebecca_lib This book is so deep and complex! Also SPACE MURDER. Love it. 2y
Utopiyll I love this book!! 😍 2y
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shahn77
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Pickpick

I wasn't sure how to rate this book. I really enjoyed parts of this book and other parts were really slow. The story is great. I love the setting and there is an interesting mix of characters. There were a lot of secondary characters and at times I had trouble keeping track of them. There is a lot going on in this book and I hope it will all come together by the end of the trilogy. I do think I will read the next book in the series eventually.

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shahn77
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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It was a long hot day selling veggies at the market, now i am going to spend some time on the quiet and cold planet mars!

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Sha0102
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Pickpick

This is a GREAT book. You can follow the creation of a totally new society in a new planet. One of my top 10 fav books!!! "The story focuses on egalitarian, sociological, and scientific advances made on Mars, while Earth suffers from overpopulationand ecological disaster." Entertainment level: ?????#Clary #DogsOnLitsy #Sha2016

Kaye Sorry this is off topic on your book review. I love your pup's face. What's his name ? Is he old ? 2y
Sha0102 @Kaye Hi !! She is Clary, my sister's dog, she's a rescued dog and she's 5 years old. She is a character lol. 2y
Kaye @ Shay0102 Yes, that pup has personality squeezing out of her. Cute ! 2y
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readordierachel
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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I bought this as a kindle deal a while back. Still #tbr. Anybody read it?

#lifeonmars #septembowie
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MrBook I did a long while ago. Great, great trilogy! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
readordierachel @MrBook Oh good! 😊 2y
Librarianaut Yes! One of my fav series to reread, too. 2y
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Marchpane I haven't read this but that Arthur C Clarke blurb is impressive! 2y
Cinfhen Props for the awesome graphics 👍🏻 2y
batsy Ya, very cool pic! I have him on my TBR so at this rate who knows when I'll get to him 😓 2y
readordierachel @Librarianaut Nice! I'm glad I picked it up. 2y
readordierachel @Marchpane Right? "Best book ever written" is quite an endorsement! 2y
readordierachel @batsy Same ?. Sometimes deciding what to read next stresses me out b/c I feel like there are so many authors I have to "get to." 2y
shahn77 I got it as a kindle deal too. I am about 1/4 of the way through and really enjoying it! 2y
readordierachel @shahn77 Nice! Glad you're enjoying it! 2y
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Librarianaut
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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One of my all time favs
#farflung #maybookflowers

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everlocalwest
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Pickpick

Loved this one! I think sci-fi writers have a deeper understanding of humanity than the rest of us...this 25 year old novel is eerily prescient.

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Soscha
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Pickpick

It look me forever to finish this book. It will likely take me an entire decade to finish the trilogy, but I'd have to say it'll be worth the investment.

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everlocalwest
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Jaime
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Pickpick

If you are a secret science nerd like me who loves when books provide plausible solutions for interstellar travel and life on new planets, then OMG READ THIS. Fabulous "it could happen" story, excellent, sound science, and eerily prescient politics. If you liked The Martian, come see where he got all his ideas from!

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Michaela
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I loved The Martian and I'm hoping this scratches a similar itch. We'll see.

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Tzapotl
Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson

How have I never read this book before? At once it's hopeful and beautiful and devastating. It almost breaks my heart to read it.

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thelibraryofmars
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“They wanted a bath—in their old aquatic dolphin brains, down below the cerebrums, down where desires were primal and fierce, they wanted back into water.” - Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson

thelibraryofmars I feel like I should make another of these manipulated into more appropriate red. And also with "into" stead of "to" in the quote. 4y
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thelibraryofmars
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"Hiroko was an enigma to Maya. Aloof and serious, she always seemed absorbed in her work, and her team tended to always be around her, as if she was the queen of a realm that had nothing to do with the rest of the ship."
Guess who just became my favorite character?

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thelibraryofmars
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Waiting for the bus with my hard sci fi read. So far (80pgs), it's a good blend of science, culture, & character.

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thelibraryofmars
Red Mars and Green Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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TBR, read, read, next TBR. 👽😡❤️

thelibraryofmars I kind of wish Litsy had different options for "want to read" and "to be read." I have a lot of books which are prominently part of my TBR and 100s of books which look interesting and maybe I'll want to read someday. Different things. 4y
Taylor I want "to read" and "am reading." Something like that. 4y
thelibraryofmars Yes. A currently reading option would be appreciated! 4y
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