Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson

Red Mars looks like a science fiction book on the surface. It’s set on Mars for goodness sake. I have an admission to make, I started reading this book (first of a trilogy) about ten years ago and never finished it. It’s seldom that happens to be honest and more frequent now than it was ten years ago.

Red Mars seemed to me like a political drama, built around the bureaucracy of setting up a colony that might as well be in a remote part of Scotland as on a different planet. Now I’m a bit older and less determined to drop science fiction books that don’t have extravagant space battles in them, I thought I’d give it another go. So far, so same as. This does not bode well…

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