LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Speculative Fiction

The Mars Trilogy
Kim Stanley Robinson

The recent success of NASA’s Curiosity landing on Mars reminded me of a series of books I read in the mid-90s called the Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson. These award-winning science fiction novels (Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars) chronicle the lives of several characters and events spanning 200 years, from the time man first lands on Mars in the year 2020 and begins to colonize the planet, through the terraforming transformation of growing plants and bringing water to the planet’s surface. Meanwhile, Earth suffers from overpopulation and ecological mayhem. Mars is an egalitarian utopia, but as naturally happens when humans are in charge, politics, greed, and egos threaten to make a mess of the process.

-Angie Dilmore

1 thought on “LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Speculative Fiction

  1. Elisha I went through the same thing when I first read Dune – very difficult to get into, but soooo worth it!

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