The Resource The Martians, Kim Stanley Robinson, (electronic resource)

The Martians, Kim Stanley Robinson, (electronic resource)

Label
The Martians
Title
The Martians
Statement of responsibility
Kim Stanley Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A modern-day classic of the genre, this epic saga deftly portrays the human stories behind Earth's most ambitious project yet: the terraforming of Mars. From a training mission in Antarctica to blistering sandstorms sweeping through labyrinths of barren canyons, the interwoven stories of The Martians set in motion a sprawling cast of characters upon the surface of Mars. As the planet is transformed from an unexplored and forbidding terrain to a troubled image of a re-created Earth, we meet men and women who are bound together by their experiences on Mars and with each other. Among them are Michel, a French psychologist dazzled by the beauty around him; Maya, a woman whose ill-fated love affairs lead to her first voyage to Mars; and Roger, a tall Martian-born guide who lacks social skills but has the courage to survive on the planet's dangerous yet strangely compelling surface. Beginning with the First Hundred explorers, generations of friends, enemies, and lovers are swept up in the drama that is Earth's tenuous toehold on Mars. International exploration turns into world building; world building degenerates into political conflict, revolution, and war. Following the strands of these lives and events, in an age when human life has been extended for decades, The Martians becomes the story of generations lived on the edge of the ultimate frontier, in a landscape of constant man-made and natural transformation. This new masterpiece by Kim Stanley Robinson is a story of hope and disappointment, of fierce physical and psychological struggles. Both deeply human and scientifically cutting edge, The Martians is the epic chronicle of a planet that represents one of humanity's most glorious possibilities
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Kim Stanley
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O2893
LC item number
M37 2000eb
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Bantam spectra book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Martians
  • Mars (Planet)
Label
The Martians, Kim Stanley Robinson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7A23B1EF-D229-4205-BC5C-187774F5AAB8
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Bantam spectra pbk. ed.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553898309
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276447525
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1396 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 634 KB)
Label
The Martians, Kim Stanley Robinson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7A23B1EF-D229-4205-BC5C-187774F5AAB8
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Bantam spectra pbk. ed.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553898309
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276447525
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1396 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 634 KB)

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