Blue Mars

Blue Mars

Book - 1997
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel * One of the most enthralling science fiction sagas ever written, Kim Stanley Robinson's epic trilogy concludes with Blue Mars --a triumph of prodigious research and visionary storytelling.

"A breakthrough even from [Kim Stanley Robinson's] own consistently high levels of achievement." -- The New York Times Book Review

The red planet is no more. Now green and verdant, Mars has been dramatically altered from a desolate world into one where humans can flourish. The First Hundred settlers are being pulled into a fierce new struggle between the Reds, a group devoted to preserving Mars in its desert state, and the Green "terraformers." Meanwhile, Earth is in peril. A great flood threatens an already overcrowded and polluted planet. With Mars the last hope for the human race, the inhabitants of the red planet are heading toward a population explosion--or interplanetary war.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1997, c1996
ISBN: 9780553573350
Branch Call Number: SF ROB
Characteristics: 761 p. :,ill., map ;,18 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Aug 03, 2019

This third installment in the Mars trilogy is every bit as good as the first two, with ample doses of scientific detail, a rich cast of characters, lively political/sociological debate, and dramatic action. Robinson does an outstanding job of describing the physical, emotional and psychological landscape of Mars (as well as quite a few other destinations within our solar system) as a dangerous but survivable environment that may one day be habitable and even enjoyable. While I would have to admit that the scenario he presents is undoubtedly overly optimistic and even idealistic, if you prefer to be inspired rather than depressed then you should enjoy this book.

Apr 19, 2015

The stunning conclusion to the visionary trilogy. Let's your imagination soar as you sail the stormy seas of Mars in the distant future.

Jan 21, 2012

This is book 3 of the Mars trillogy.

Sep 11, 2010

explaines in detail the politics and organization of a potential Martian government that is radically different than any that earth has yet to see.

May 22, 2007

Great trilogy set in the future after the colonization of Mars. Great characters and plotting. Well paced and a great read.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at PMPL

To Top