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All three volumes in the sf trilogy. RED MARS IS INSCRIBED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR AT TIME OF PUBLICATION/''for Jane, with best from Stan, thanks for the interview, London 1992, K S Robinson''. Red Mars was Winner of the 1993 Nebula Award for best novel. GREEN MARS AND BLUE MARS ARE BOTH SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Green Mars was Winner of the 1994 Hugo award for best novel. Green Mars was Winner of the 1997 Hugo award for best novel.
''of much greater significance was the Mars trilogy, the second of Robinson's three series to date, all of these series being deeply ambitious attempts to argue the future as a cognitively sound extrapolation from human history. Red Mars (1992), which won the 1993 Nebula; Green Mars (1993), which won the 1994 Hugo; and Blue Mars (1996), which again won a Hugo in 1997, plus the Locus Award. The narrative unpacks in detail a Future History during the course of which the human settlers of Mars gain political independence of Earth (a full constitution is provided in the text) while engaging in a debate over the ethics and practicalities involved in terraforming the planet. With suitable cognitive caution, the cast (and the sequence) comes down on the side of planetary transformation. Faced with a long (and sometimes dogged) presentation of complex arguments - all based on thorough research into the science and technology of terraforming, and into the physical nature of Mars itself - Robinson has shaped his tale around the experiences over time (a longevity drug proves helpful here, as well as other effects of some moderate genetic engineering) of some of the First Hundred colonists, who reappear from volume to volume over the 200 years of the story arc; the resulting sense of continuity is, quite deliberately, diluted, as though to sidestep a certain sweet-tooth for the transhuman that Robinson shares with many writers of Hard SF'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3td Edition).
Title: Red Mars (and) Green Mars (and) Blue Mars (each signed by the author).
Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 1992.
ISBN Number: 0246138815
ISBN Number 13: 9780246138811
Grading: Fine copies in fine dustjackets (as new).
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