Kevin J. Anderson
They were prisoners, exiles, pawns of a corrupt government. Now they are Dr Rachel Dycek's adin: surgically transformed beings who can survive new lives on the surface of Mars. But they are still exiles, unable ever again to breathe Earth's air … And they are still pawns.They were prisoners, exiles, pawns of a corrupt government. Now they are Dr. Rachel Dycek’s adin: surgically transformed beings who can survive new lives on the surface of Mars. But they are still exiles, unable ever again to breath Earth’s air . . . And they are still pawns.For the adin exist to terraform Mars for human colonists, not for themselves. Creating a new Earth, they will destroy their world; killed by their own success. Desperate, adin leader Boris Tiban launches a suicide campaign to sabotage the Mars Project, knowing his people will perish in a glorious, doomed orgy of mayhem. Unless embattled, bitter Rachel Dycek can find a miracle to save both the Mars Project and the race she created.
Kim Stanley Robinson
WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD
MARS. THE RED PLANET.
Closest to Earth in our solar system,
surely life must exist on it?
We dreamt about the builders of the canals we could see by telescope, about ruined cities, lost Martian civilisations, the possibilities of alien contact. Then the Viking and Mariner probes went up, and sent back – nothing. Mars was a barren planet: lifeless, sterile, uninhabited.
In 2019 the first man set foot on the surface of Mars: John Boone, American hero. In 2027 one hundred of the Earth’s finest engineers and scientists made the first mass-landing. Their mission? To create a New World.
To terraform a planet with no atmosphere, an intensely cold climate and no magnetosphere into an Eden full of people, plants and animals. It is the greatest challange mankind has ever faced: the ultimate use of intelligence and ability: our finest dream.
‘A staggering book … The best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written’
Arthur C. Clarke
‘First of a mighty trilogy, Red Mars is the ultimate in future history’
‘Red Mars may simply be the best novel ever written about Mars’
ISBN 0 586 21389 9
who has collaborated with me on many books and still remains one of my best friends. Imagine that …
Bend your heart, proud man,
And bow your pride before all.
Bend your head, insignificant man,
And suffer on Earth before all.
When the heart is bleeding, only home does not disappoint us.
RUSSIAN PEASANT SONG
It is easy to start a revolution in a country like this.
It is easier than picking up a pen.
VLADIMIR ILITCH LENIN
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