Blue Mars

TitleBlue Mars
Year for Search1996
AuthorsRobinson, Kim Stanley(b. 1952)
Date Published1996
PublisherHarperCollins
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Third volume in a trilogy describing the terraforming of Mars and the growth of societies there. Sequel to 1992 Robinson, Red Mars.  and 1994 Robinson, Green Mars. This volume describes the terraformed Mars, the continuing conflicts over what should be done to change Mars, and the eutopian society that develops there contrasted with the dystopia that Earth has become. The eutopian is one in which a variety of societies coexist peacefully with an emphasis on community. A story set further into the future of Mars is his “A Martian Romance.” Asimov’s Science Fiction. 23.10 (285) (October/November 1999): 14-28; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Seventeenth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000), 434-47 with an editor’s note on 433. Materials related to the trilogy were published as The Martians. New York: Bantam Books, 1999. U.K. edition. London: HarperCollins, 1999, which reprints his “Exploring Fossil Canyon.” Universe 12. Ed. Terry Carr (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1982), 26-47; “Sexual Dimorphism.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 23.6 (281) (June 1999): 28-39; and “A Martian Romance.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 23.10[/11] (285) (October-November 1999): 14-28.

Additional Publishers

U.S. ed. New York: Bantam Books, 1997. Rpt. illus. Ron Miller with an “Introduction” by James Gunn (v-viii). Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1996. 

Info Notes

A story set further into the future of Mars is his “A Martian Romance.” Asimov’s Science Fiction. 23.10 (285) (October/November 1999): 14-28; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Seventeenth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000), 434-47 with an editor’s note on 433. Materials related to the trilogy were published as The Martians. New York: Bantam Books, 1999. U.K. edition. London: HarperCollins, 1999, which reprints his “Exploring Fossil Canyon.” Universe 12. Ed. Terry Carr (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1982), 26-47; “Sexual Dimorphism.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 23.6 (281) (June 1999): 28-39; and “A Martian Romance.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 23.10[/11] (285) (October-November 1999): 14-28.

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Full Text

1996 Robinson, Kim Stanley (b. 1952). Blue Mars. London: HarperCollins. U.S. ed. New York: Bantam Books, 1997. Rpt. illus. Ron Miller with an “Introduction” by James Gunn (v-viii). Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1996. PSt

Third volume in a trilogy describing the terraforming of Mars and the growth of societies there. Sequel to 1992 Robinson, Red Mars.  and 1994 Robinson, Green Mars. This volume describes the terraformed Mars, the continuing conflicts over what should be done to change Mars, and the eutopian society that develops there contrasted with the dystopia that Earth has become. The eutopian is one in which a variety of societies coexist peacefully with an emphasis on community. A story set further into the future of Mars is his “A Martian Romance.” Asimov’s Science Fiction. 23.10 (285) (October/November 1999): 14-28; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Seventeenth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000), 434-47 with an editor’s note on 433. Materials related to the trilogy were published as The Martians. New York: Bantam Books, 1999. U.K. edition. London: HarperCollins, 1999, which reprints his “Exploring Fossil Canyon.” Universe 12. Ed. Terry Carr (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1982), 26-47; “Sexual Dimorphism.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 23.6 (281) (June 1999): 28-39; and “A Martian Romance.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 23.10[/11] (285) (October-November 1999): 14-28.