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
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I am reading the trilogy “Red Mars,” “Green Mars,” and “Blue Mars” by Kim Stanley Robinson. 733 more words
The characters of The Mars series are much like Martian volcanoes: flat and shallow at first glance, with little expectation beyond the short horizon. But the horizon deceives, and that gradual slope in development results in a surge that extends miles into the atmosphere. 915 more words