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The Trickster trilogy follows a troubled teenaged protagonist with mystical powers. The Trickster trilogy follows a troubled teenaged protagonist with mystical powers dealing with all manner of monstrous problems. The third novel will take that further. Following the promotional tour for Trickster Drift , Robinson plans on hunkering down to write the third book.
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The trilogy has since been optioned for a short-run television series. Want more great journalism? Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. All three volumes of the worldwide bestselling Mars trilogy. From the first pioneers who looked back at Earth and saw a small blue star, to the first colonists—hand-picked scientists with the skills necessary to create life from cold desert—Red Mars is the story of a new genesis. It is als All three volumes of the worldwide bestselling Mars trilogy. It is also the story of how Man must struggle against his own self-destructive mechanisms to achieve his dreams: before he even sets foot on the red planet, factions are forming, tensions are rising and violence is brewing… for civilization can be very uncivilized.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Mars Trilogy , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I found their debates are fascinating, even though some of the technical discussion forced me out of the novel to seek clarification of some of the terms. I loved the descriptions, the colours, the sheer size of the landscape. And then, there are a series of disasters. Corporations on earth seek to exploit rich mineral deposits on Mars. There are underground factions as well: those on Mars seek control over their destiny.
Alongside the political machinations and the exploits and adventures of the characters, are beautiful descriptions of the Martian landscape. This book ends with a major catastrophe on Earth which has a huge impact on the importance of Mars. Terraforming efforts, resulting in liquid water being present, help to enable Mars to become preeminent. Events on Earth diminish the power of the corporations. Sadly, politics and intrigue exist on Mars as they did on Earth, and despite the wonderful scientific achievements enabling Mars to be inhabited, it seems that existing problems have been imported.
Will we even learn? By the end of the trilogy, the longevity of characters thanks to the development of a gerontological treatment has potential to have a significant impact on population growth. Believable or not, it enables us to follow the key characters for more than two hundred years. Also, by the end of the trilogy, humanity has colonies across the solar system, and is looking beyond.
I enjoyed this trilogy, and I intend to reread it. Mr Robinson has created a detailed Martian world and while I sometimes became lost in the detail, I could appreciate the whole.
At times the behaviour of some of the characters frustrated me, but I can just imagine the mono-focus of individuals who believe that they are right and acting in the best interests of both planet and people. Many of the characters are interesting, especially Arkady, Ann, Nadia and Sax.
While we have access to their internal viewpoints, we also see them through the eyes of others. Some viewpoints may be more reliable than others. I finished the last page thinking that the colonisation of Mars as written in this trilogy could well be possible, but probably not in my normal mortal lifetime. Jennifer Cameron-Smith Jan 27, Nick Murphy rated it it was amazing.
One of the greatest sci fi series I have ever been fortunate enough to experience. I have never found myself so inspired by anything. The characters are remarkably unique and engaging, while all contrasting eachother and melding perfectly. The landscapes are painted onto your mind with ease and it becomes more difficult to believe that KSR has not been to Mars himself.
He seems to have captured what is ostensibly the most realistic depiction of how we as a species will experience the red planet. This leans HEAVILY towards the sci portion of sci fi, so if you aren't into somewhat esoteric delvings into the sciences it may seem a bit dry. But if you love science fiction for the science and the fantasy of what could be, this has to be the greatest depiction of near future humanity out there.
Even if you generally find yourself bored by abstruse musings, you may just find this series is what could change that. Jan 30, Lucas Chance rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-for-thesis , favorites , favorites-of One of the most hopeful sagas in sci fi that I have read. A perfect encapsulation of everything I love about the genre.
It made me both saddened by the flaws of the characters but gave me the hope of a brighter future. An absolute marvel of a series that needs to be read as one whole. I can not recommend it highly enough. Dec 09, Kevin Carson rated it it was amazing. The semi-anarchist network of self-governing communities in the underground resistance in Green Mars, and the attempt at working out a "Bogdanovist" economics, was really intriguing. Also the long-term progress of terraforming the planet. Aug 26, Kathryn rated it it was amazing.
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Social and scientific aspects of this story are so realistic and believable I loved all three! This is an amazing trilogy. It recounts a human endeavor to colonize Mars, in a very plausible and realistic possible future. There are enough details about geology, terra-forming, biology, agriculture, material science, bio-engineering, and psychology to suggest that KSR pursued graduate degrees in all these areas and kept us posted as to his progress.
On top of that, there are lengthy explorations of the political complications and opportunities that would arise when colonizing another planet. Wrapped in and around all of these things is an intriguing story about a cast of central characters who change in surprising and exciting ways over their long lifetimes. So, in short, an imaginative, gripping, and realistic tale that has a whole lot of science and politics to chew your way through which is pretty much the KSR MO.
Apr 07, Katie rated it liked it. Three stars to book two and two stars to book three. Sep 27, Ry Herman rated it really liked it Shelves: science-fiction. The first book is a true classic of science fiction.
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The second book is good but flawed. The third book is frankly awful -- tedious, dull, and uninteresting. Still, the strength of the earlier parts leads me to give the series as a whole a good rating. Jan 16, Brian rated it liked it.
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Sorry, but I'm not sure I'll be able to finish the first book. While the science seems well researched and some of the ideas novel, the characters are shallow stereotypes. Worst of all, the author gives the impression that he has spent a lifetime mastering authorship, but hasn't spent much time in the real world of science and engineering. Or in bureaucracy, either. The participant selection process seemed ridiculous. There would be one commanding officer, not two weeklings. And Boone would Sorry, but I'm not sure I'll be able to finish the first book.
And Boone wouldn't be selected at the last minute with or without an excessive lifetime accumulation of REMs already. The trip to Mars was completely unrealistic because of the best scientists and engineers in their fields would not be spending a year bored and playing foolish games like college freshmen.
They would have real work to do to prepare and they would spend most of their time doing it. This is where the author's naivete really shows. I've worked with some of the best people in their fields before and that's how they are: driven. Some would go stir crazy during the voyage and there would be some highjinx, but they would all have spent most of their time working or sleeping.