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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Spectra
Publication date November 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553560732
ISBN-10 0553560735
Dimensions 1.50 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
On a mission to provide Mars with an Earth-like atmosphere, John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov meet stiff resistance from those who will fight to the death to prevent Mars from being changed. Reprint.NYT. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel • Discover the novel that launched one of science fiction’s most beloved, acclaimed, and awarded trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson’s masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.
 
For centuries, the barren, desolate landscape of the red planet has beckoned to humankind. Now a group of one hundred colonists begins a mission whose ultimate goal is to transform Mars into a more Earthlike planet. They will place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels drilled into the mantle will create stupendous vents of hot gases. But despite these ambitious goals, there are some who would fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed.
 
Praise for Red Mars
 
“A staggering book . . . the best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written.”—Arthur C. Clarke
 
“Absorbing . . . a scientifically informed imagination of rare ambition at work.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Tremendous . . . a high-water mark in novels of Earth emigration.”—The Washington Post Book World

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780553092042
 
from Spectra (February 1, 1993)
9780553092042 | details & prices | List price $22.95
About: John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars in order to release moisture onto their desolate landscape
Paperback
Book cover for 9780007115907 Book cover for 9780553371345 Book cover for 9780553560732 Book cover for 9780586213896
 
from Trafalgar Square (June 1, 2001)
9780007115907 | details & prices | List price $10.01
New edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (October 18, 1999)
9780586213896 | details & prices | 400 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $14.40
About: Mars - the red planet - is a barren landscape of mankind's dreams of space.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Spectra (November 1, 1993)
9780553560732 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $7.99
About: John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars in order to release moisture onto their desolate landscape
from Spectra (February 1, 1993)
9780553371345 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $11.95
About: John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars in order to release moisture onto their desolate landscape
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606080668 Book cover for 9780606297721
 
from Demco Media (March 1, 2004)
9780606297721 | details & prices | 4.50 × 6.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.21
About: John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars in order to release moisture onto their desolate landscape
from Demco Media (November 1, 1993)
9780606080668 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $14.53
About: John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars in order to release moisture onto their desolate landscape

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