You could classify these books as hard science fiction, however they are also jam packed with philosophy. To me, this trilogy is obviously about the characters lives (Philosophical/political Soft Sci Fi) as well as the stages of terraforming. 454 more words
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Long on the short list of favorites to throngs of fans of “hard” science fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars series is one of those rare book series that transcends hypothetical and roots itself square in the realm of prophecy. 629 more words
Or, how to get started with Venus, minus the hardware to do the job.
There is quite a bit of talk about terraforming planets. The basic premise is that you find a planet that’s in a star’s “habitable” zone and you change it’s atmospheric conditions, and possibly other elements of the planet’s characteristics, to make the planet substantially more comfortable for humans to live on. 2,872 more words