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RED MARS

Robinson, Kim Stanley.

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ISBN 10: 0246138815 / ISBN 13: 9780246138811
Published by HarperCollins., London:, 1992
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. True first edition the first book of the Mars trilogy and winner of the Nebula Award for best novel. This copy signed by Robinson. Some soiling to the outside edge of the page block and bumping to the head and heel of the spine. Front free endpage has a small rough spot where a sticker was removed. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 13957

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Title: RED MARS

Publisher: HarperCollins., London:

Publication Date: 1992

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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Synopsis:

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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The first novel in the astounding trilogy, Red Mars chronicles the lives of the first arrivals to Mars. The planet that the settlers find is empty of life and many of the pioneers want to begin changing the ecosystem right away to be suitable for human life. But the purity of the stark landscape convinces some scientists that it should be preserved. The stakes are high and the players on both sides range from politically naive idealists to ambitious manipulators without discernible scruples. No one can be sure that "terraforming" the planet will succeed, but it is certain to change the face of Mars beyond recognition. Red Mars won the 1994 Nebula Award.

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