There was just way too much love story in this for any male reader IMO. I'd only recommend this to women who are into Sci-Fi and love stories. Definitely not my cup of tea! Won't be reading the other two in the series. If you're looking for a Sci-Fi book about life on other planets that not full of love stories, then I suggest you stick with male writers. That's what I'm doing from here on out.
I was born a long time ago in a small town far, far, away. Tanta stultitia mortalium est.
Really tremendous reading/performance of a epic Sci-Fi story. Realistic story line with great characters; Arkady Bogdanov and Nadia were my favorites. Almost too much to comprehend - great for scientist or layman. Highly Recommend.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys speculating about future realities and only bending enough science to get by. This is a book about politics and people who make mars into a home. There are fascinating explorations of potential engineering and social challenges that mars colonization may bring about. How does mars provide for and challenge humanity? Find out with this prescient novel. Now is the perfect time to grasp what Robinson had thought through in so much detail decades ago.
great book. writing keeps you going, multiple story arcs, each with a different flavor. easy to see how it's a classic. narrator is fantastic.
Arthur C. Clarke said this book should be required reading for the first Martian colonists; he was very right. Robinson's novel pays extraordinary attention not only to the various human and political aspects of Martian colonization, but also to the hard science of it. If you're at all curious about the possible future of Mars, I'd highly recommend this novel.
The book is a little confusing with no real main protagonist. But it's a very interesting way of writing. This book is heavy on science, so be prepared for your dose of it. The writer creates a hybrid psychological model that is truly fascinating it borrows from some existing models and philosophy as well as biology.
The writer is definitely a scholar and you can understand why these books are well renowned.
The main themes in this book are
Liberation from earth
Scientists drive for learning
Teenage like relationships
PG sex scenes
Overall really enjoyable but it's going to take your time to get through it. Many people have written pretty negative and vocal reviews, but I think they fail to realize. This heavy type of sci fi book can not be consumed quickly. It takes time to finish. It's like a fine wine, it must be enjoyed slowly. You can't rush this type of book even if you take breaks and go to other books. It's like the ringworld series or non fiction science books you don't read them in one go and try finish it immediately, you read them in amongst other books.
Performance falls flat but still worth it due to the content.
Loved the theories and concepts in this book.
Enjoy it with time everyone!
Going to get green Mars now :)
Good story, but much more political than I expected for sci-fi. Still, well done and entertaining. Author uses good plot devices and ties up lots of loose ends, things that you didn't expect to come back because they had been left unmentioned for so long. I'll recommend it to friends, but I don't know that I will listen to it again.
This is a book that everyone should read. It's simply amazing so much more than a sci-fi novel! It's not really about humans colonising Mars, it's about humanity trying to reinvent itself, and to break out of old norms and ways of thinking.