The Martians

The Martians

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of stories set in the universe of Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars, tells the story of the colonists of the red planet and their experiences during its terraformation.

Blackwell North Amer
From a training mission in Antarctica to blistering sandstorms sweeping through labyrinths of barren canyons, the interwoven stories of The Martians set in motion a sprawling cast of characters upon the surface of Mars. As the planet is transformed from an unexplored and forbidding terrain to a troubled image of a re-created Earth, we meet men and women who are bound together by their experiences on Mars and with each other. Among them are Michel, a French psychologist dazzled by the beauty around him; Maya, a woman whose ill-fated love affairs lead to her first voyage to Mars; and Roger, a tall Martian-born guide who lacks social skills but has the courage to survive on the planet's dangerous yet strangely compelling surface.

& Taylor

A collection of stories tells the tale of the colonists of the red planet and their experiences during its terraformation

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1999
ISBN: 9780553801170
Characteristics: 336 p. : map ; 25 cm


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Aug 05, 2015

American sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson's books have been called "the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing." The literary part is unsurprising, as Robinson has degrees in English and wrote his thesis on Philip K. Dick. His best known work is his Mars trilogy. "The Martians" is a series of short stories set on Mars, which may be a nod to Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles." English majors will enjoy the Melville and Sartre references. Music fans will be disappointed there are no Bowie references.


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