Mars Trilogy

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 6,097 ratings

Red Mars Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Red Mars is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson's best-selling trilogy. Red Mars is praised by scientists for its detailed visions of future technology. It is also hailed by authors and critics for its vivid characters and dramatic conflicts.

For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create - and the hidden power struggles of those who want to control it.

Although it is fiction, Red Mars is based on years of research. As living spaces and greenhouses multiply, an astonishing panorama of our galactic future rises from the red dust. Through Richard Ferrone's narration, each scene is energized with the designs and dreams of the extraordinary pioneers.

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  • Book 1

    • Red Mars

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 23 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,282
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,512
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,530

    Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Red Mars is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson's best-selling trilogy. Red Mars is praised by scientists for its detailed visions of future technology. It is also hailed by authors and critics for its vivid characters and dramatic conflicts.

    For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create - and the hidden power struggles of those who want to control it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Old School Hard Sci Fi, but softly

    • By JLM on 08-21-12

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Red Moon

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Hamilton, Joy Osmanski, Feodor Chin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip to the moon, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance and, without doubt, a person of interest to those in power.   

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Red Moon

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Hamilton, Joy Osmanski, Feodor Chin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    It is 30 years from now, and we have colonized the moon. American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival, he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he, too, will find the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder and politics on the moon

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 01-25-19

    Regular price: $34.21

  • Book 2

    • Green Mars

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148

    The initial Martian pioneers had fierce disagreements about how the planet should be used by humans. This led to a war that threatened the lives of billions of people on both Mars and Earth. Now, the second generation of settlers continues the struggle to survive the hostile yet strangely beautiful environment of the red planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Green Mars: a textbook scifi novel

    • By Erick on 08-05-13

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 3

    • Blue Mars

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 844
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 864

    The once red and barren terrain of Mars is now green and rich with life - plant, animal, and human. But idyllic Mars is in a state of political upheaval, plagued by violent conflict between those who would keep the planet green and those who want to return it to a desert world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fine end to a good series

    • By Hooga Chacka on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $41.99