'Blue Mars' is the third and final volume in Kim Stanley Robinson's monumental trilogy which began with 'Red Mars' and continued with 'Green Mars'. The 'Mars' trilogy is the product of years of dedicated research, and the author's fascination with the Red Planet. The result is a timeless masterpiece, the ultimate in future history.
Mars has grown up. It is fully terraformed - genetically engineered plants and animals live by newly built canals and young but stormy seas. It is politically independent. A brave and buzzing new world. Most of the First Hundred have died. Those that remain are like walking myths to Martian youth.
Earth has grown too much. Chronic overpopulation, bitter nationalism, scarce resources. For too many Terrans, Mars is a mocking utopia. A dream to live for, fight for . . . perhaps even die for.