History Literature / RedMarsTrilogy

21st Feb '17 8:40:29 PM NOYB
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* TheFogOfAges: In ''Blue Mars'' it becomes clear that this is a possible side-effect of the longevity treatment, as the extremely long-lived main characters begin to forget things they did when they were in their ''100's''. Eventually [[spoiler:a cure for this is found that not only reverses the effect but also reinforces all the previous memories the person has, including memories from their childhood they normally didn't remember anyway]].

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* TheFogOfAges: In ''Blue Mars'' it becomes clear that this is a possible side-effect of the longevity treatment, as the extremely long-lived main characters begin to forget things they did when they were in their ''100's''.''100s''. Eventually [[spoiler:a cure for this is found that not only reverses the effect but also reinforces all the previous memories the person has, including memories from their childhood they normally didn't remember anyway]].
28th Jan '17 2:33:30 AM moloch
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More recent works by KSR appear to share the universe of the Mars Trilogy, but differ in various important ways that show that they are not part of the same continuity at all, and have major underlying differences. The as the novel ''2312'' picks up on many of the settings and tropes that were only briefly alluded to in the Mars Trilogy, with its two central characters natives of Mercury and Titan. It can be seen however that the Mars of ''2312'' is far less terraformed than the Mars of the trilogy, and the economics of the solar system are rather different, too. According to WordOfGod, ''2312'' is ''definitely'' not the same fictional universe, [[BroadStrokes but the basics of Martian history are similar]]. {{Aurora}} is similar again, but lacks the longevity technologies and terraformed Mars of the Mars Trilogy and may not even by in the same universe as ''2312''.

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More recent works by KSR appear to share the universe of often feature recurring elements from the Mars Trilogy, [[ThematicSeries but differ in various important ways that show that they none are not part of the same continuity at all, and have major underlying differences. direct sequels]]. The as the novel ''2312'' picks up on many of the settings and tropes that were only briefly alluded to in the Mars Trilogy, with its two central characters natives of Mercury and Titan. It can be seen however that According to WordOfGod, [[BroadStrokes the basics of Martian history are similar]], but the Mars of ''2312'' is far less terraformed than the Mars of the trilogy, and the economics of the solar system are rather different, too. According to WordOfGod, ''2312'' is ''definitely'' not the same fictional universe, [[BroadStrokes but the basics of Martian history are similar]]. {{Aurora}} ''Literature/{{Aurora}}'' is similar again, but lacks the longevity technologies and terraformed Mars of the Mars Trilogy and may not even by in the same universe as ''2312''.
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22nd Dec '16 4:40:49 PM Xtifr
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The ''Red Mars'' trilogy is a series of novels by sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson. It explores the settlement and subsequent {{terraform}}ing of Mars over the course of nearly two centuries. The series is known for its accurate science, complex characters, realistic portrayals of politics and economics, and for its ultimately optimistic tone, shading towards a utopia rather than a {{dystopia}}.

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The ''Red Mars'' trilogy is a series of novels by sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson.Creator/KimStanleyRobinson. It explores the settlement and subsequent {{terraform}}ing of Mars over the course of nearly two centuries. The series is known for its accurate science, complex characters, realistic portrayals of politics and economics, and for its ultimately optimistic tone, shading towards a utopia rather than a {{dystopia}}.
22nd Dec '16 4:39:51 PM Xtifr
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The '''''Red Mars''''' trilogy is a series of novels by sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson. It explores the settlement and subsequent {{terraform}}ing of Mars over the course of nearly two centuries. The series is known for its accurate science, complex characters, realistic portrayals of politics and economics, and for its ultimately optimistic tone, shading towards a utopia rather than a {{dystopia}}.

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The '''''Red Mars''''' ''Red Mars'' trilogy is a series of novels by sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson. It explores the settlement and subsequent {{terraform}}ing of Mars over the course of nearly two centuries. The series is known for its accurate science, complex characters, realistic portrayals of politics and economics, and for its ultimately optimistic tone, shading towards a utopia rather than a {{dystopia}}.
10th Oct '16 5:12:18 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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More recent works by KSR appear to share the universe of the Mars Trilogy, but differ in various important ways that show that they are not part of the same continuity at all, and have major underlying differences. The as the novel ''Literature/{{2312}}'' picks up on many of the settings and tropes that were only briefly alluded to in the Mars Trilogy, with its two central characters natives of Mercury and Titan. It can be seen however that the Mars of ''2312'' is far less terraformed than the Mars of the trilogy, and the economics of the solar system are rather different, too. According to WordOfGod, ''2312'' is ''definitely'' not the same fictional universe, [[BroadStrokes but the basics of Martian history are similar]]. {{Aurora}} is similar again, but lacks the longevity technologies and terraformed Mars of the Mars Trilogy and may not even by in the same universe as ''2312''.

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More recent works by KSR appear to share the universe of the Mars Trilogy, but differ in various important ways that show that they are not part of the same continuity at all, and have major underlying differences. The as the novel ''Literature/{{2312}}'' ''2312'' picks up on many of the settings and tropes that were only briefly alluded to in the Mars Trilogy, with its two central characters natives of Mercury and Titan. It can be seen however that the Mars of ''2312'' is far less terraformed than the Mars of the trilogy, and the economics of the solar system are rather different, too. According to WordOfGod, ''2312'' is ''definitely'' not the same fictional universe, [[BroadStrokes but the basics of Martian history are similar]]. {{Aurora}} is similar again, but lacks the longevity technologies and terraformed Mars of the Mars Trilogy and may not even by in the same universe as ''2312''.
10th Oct '16 5:11:00 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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More recent works by KSR appear to share the universe of the Mars Trilogy, but differ in various important ways that show that they are not part of the same continuity at all, and have major underlying differences. The as the novel ''{{2312}}'' picks up on many of the settings and tropes that were only briefly alluded to in the Mars Trilogy, with its two central characters natives of Mercury and Titan. It can be seen however that the Mars of ''2312'' is far less terraformed than the Mars of the trilogy, and the economics of the solar system are rather different, too. According to WordOfGod, ''2312'' is ''definitely'' not the same fictional universe, [[BroadStrokes but the basics of Martian history are similar]]. {{Aurora}} is similar again, but lacks the longevity technologies and terraformed Mars of the Mars Trilogy and may not even by in the same universe as ''2312''.

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More recent works by KSR appear to share the universe of the Mars Trilogy, but differ in various important ways that show that they are not part of the same continuity at all, and have major underlying differences. The as the novel ''{{2312}}'' ''Literature/{{2312}}'' picks up on many of the settings and tropes that were only briefly alluded to in the Mars Trilogy, with its two central characters natives of Mercury and Titan. It can be seen however that the Mars of ''2312'' is far less terraformed than the Mars of the trilogy, and the economics of the solar system are rather different, too. According to WordOfGod, ''2312'' is ''definitely'' not the same fictional universe, [[BroadStrokes but the basics of Martian history are similar]]. {{Aurora}} is similar again, but lacks the longevity technologies and terraformed Mars of the Mars Trilogy and may not even by in the same universe as ''2312''.
29th Sep '16 9:47:19 AM WorkableGoblin
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** On the other hand, it's implied in ''The Martians'' that the metanats were ''right'', at least if you happen to be a Green; without their heavy industrial efforts pumping heat into the planet, temperatures eventually crash and most of the biosphere dies off, leaving a planet which is neither pristine nor capable of supporting human life.
8th Sep '16 7:30:44 AM Ru
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A companion collection of short stories, ''The Martians'', features tales set in the same universe and more fully explore ideas only hinted at in the novels, as well as featuring fanciful [[AlternateContinuity what-if]] stories. The novel ''2312'' picks up on many of the settings and tropes that were only briefly alluded to in the Mars Trilogy, with its two central characters natives of Mercury and Titan. However, according to WordOfGod, ''2312'' is ''not'' the same fictional universe, [[BroadStrokes but the basics of Martian history are similar]]. Finally, the novel ''Galileo's Dream'' is also related to the series, in the sense that it [[CanonWelding ties much of Robinson's work]] together.

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A companion collection of short stories, ''The Martians'', features tales set in the same universe and more fully explore ideas only hinted at in the novels, as well as featuring fanciful [[AlternateContinuity what-if]] stories. stories.

More recent works by KSR appear to share the universe of the Mars Trilogy, but differ in various important ways that show that they are not part of the same continuity at all, and have major underlying differences.
The as the novel ''2312'' ''{{2312}}'' picks up on many of the settings and tropes that were only briefly alluded to in the Mars Trilogy, with its two central characters natives of Mercury and Titan. However, according It can be seen however that the Mars of ''2312'' is far less terraformed than the Mars of the trilogy, and the economics of the solar system are rather different, too. According to WordOfGod, ''2312'' is ''not'' ''definitely'' not the same fictional universe, [[BroadStrokes but the basics of Martian history are similar]]. {{Aurora}} is similar again, but lacks the longevity technologies and terraformed Mars of the Mars Trilogy and may not even by in the same universe as ''2312''.

Finally, the novel ''Galileo's Dream'' is may also be related to the series, in the sense that it [[CanonWelding ties much of Robinson's work]] together.together, though its rather more fantastic elements conflict somewhat with the hard sci-fi themes of the trilogy.
14th Aug '16 1:38:43 AM ospalh
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* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: On the way to Mars, they do a lot of training runs of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerocapture aerocapture]] maneuver. They go all the way from “mantra runs”, everything works fine, through difficult but possible (not all of it mechanical faults: “‘Arkady (who thinks up the scenarios) has gone mad!’ ‘He has ''simulated'' going mad.’”) to absurdly unlikely and impossible to survive. (“(T)he screens register(ed) a hit by a small asteroid, which sheared through the hub and killed them all.”)
11th Aug '16 3:11:28 PM zrice03
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** Two of the main mythologies that develop are that of Big Man (similar to Paul Bunyan, they even meet in one tale), and the little red men. Often times real people like John Boone (first man on Mars) also get inserted into such tales.



* {{Terraform}}ing: The central focus of the trilogy. The series is considered a realistic portrayal of what terraforming Mars would take (albiet extremely optimistic and in a short period of time, relatively speaking).

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* {{Terraform}}ing: The central focus of the trilogy. The series is considered a realistic portrayal of what terraforming Mars would take (albiet (albeit extremely optimistic and in a short period of time, relatively speaking).
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