Red Mars Mars Trilogy #3 Kim Stanley Robinson 1993
The first novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's massively successful and lavishly praised Mars trilogy. Mars the barren, forbidding planet that epitomises mankind's dreams of space conquest.
From the first pioneers who looked back at Earth and saw a small blue star, to the first colonists hand-picked scientists with the skills necessary to create life from cold desert Red Mars is the story of a new genesis.
It is also the story of how Man must struggle against his own self-destructive mechanisms to achieve his dreams before he even sets foot on the red planet, factions are forming, tensions are rising and violence is brewing, for civilization can be very uncivilized.