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Red Mars

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.

Year: 1992     Genre: Hard SF

Green Mars

Nearly a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed, but the transformation of Mars to an Earth-like planet has just begun. In Green Mars the colonists will attempt to turn the red planet into a lush garden for humanity. They will bombard the atmosphere with ice meteorites to add moisture. They will seed the red deserts with genetically engineered plants. Then they will tap the boiling planetary core to warm the planet's frozen surface. But their heroic efforts don't go unchallenged.

Year: 1993     Genre: Action & Adventure SFHard SF

Blue Mars

The red planet is no more. Now green and verdant, Mars has been dramatically altered from a desolate world into one where humans can flourish. The First Hundred settlers are being pulled into a fierce new struggle between the Reds, a group devoted to preserving Mars in its desert state, and the Green "terraformers." Meanwhile, Earth is in peril. A great flood threatens an already overcrowded and polluted planet.

Year: 1996     Genre: Space Opera


The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future.

Year: 2012     Genre: Action & Adventure SFHard SFSpace Opera

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1992Red MarsHard SF, Mars Trilogy, Mars
1993Green MarsAction & Adventure SF, Hard SF, Mars Trilogy, Mars
1996Blue MarsSpace Opera, Mars Trilogy, Mars
2004Forty Signs of RainEco-Disaster, Science in the Capital
2005Fifty Degrees BelowEco-Disaster, Science in the Capital
2007Sixty Days and CountingEco-Disaster, Hard SF, Near Future, Political Thriller, Science in the Capital
20122312Action & Adventure SF, Hard SF, Space Opera




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