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by Greg Bear

eBook Moving Mars: A Novel ePub
Author: Greg Bear
Language: English
ISBN: 0765318237
ISBN13: 978-0765318237
Publisher: Orb Books; 1 edition (May 1, 2007)
Pages: 448
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 313
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ePub file: 1777 kb
Fb2 file: 1429 kb

Moving Mars is an accomplished, thoroughly mature novel that should be placed at the top of anyone's ‘to be read' stack.

Moving Mars is a science fiction novel written by Greg Bear. Published in 1993, it won the 1994 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and was also nominated for the 1994 Hugo, Locus, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, each in the same category

Moving Mars is a science fiction novel written by Greg Bear. Campbell Memorial Awards, each in the same category. The main focus of Moving Mars is the coming of age and development of Casseia Majumdar, the narrator, as political tensions over revolutionary scientific discoveries build between Earth and Martian factions, and Mars tries to unify itself.

Gregory Dale "Greg" Bear (born August 20, 1951) is an American writer and illustrator best known for science fiction. His work has covered themes of galactic conflict (Forge of God books), artificial universes (The Way series), consciousness and cultural practices (Queen of Angels), and accelerated evolution (Blood Music, Darwin's Radio, and Darwin's Children). His most recent work is The Forerunner Saga, written in the Halo universe. Greg Bear has written 44 books in total

Moving Mars is a science fiction novel by the award winning author Greg Bear. I nearly stopped reading this book around page fifty. Seldom had I been so bored and seldom had I felt so little sympathy for a lead character.

Moving Mars is a science fiction novel by the award winning author Greg Bear. Seldom have I been so happy that I hang on to it, but more about that later. Martian born and raised Casseia Majumdar tells that story of Moving Mars and starts when she and a bunch of follow students are voided from University of Mars, where she’s a student. They fight for their rights and starts a small rebellion.

No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents

No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form. or by any means, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, scanning or any information storage retrieval system, without explicit permission in writing from the Author. Names, characters, places and incidents. are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously.

This is a fantastic novel

This is a fantastic novel. Greg Bear gives the reader a very well rounded view of a future Mars (and Earth) and provides fascinating ideas about a variety of topics, including future politics (both Earth and Mars), artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and genetic engineering.

Booklist Greg Bears Moving Mars dramatizes life in a young society struggling against both a powerful Earth and the rigors of its own inhospitable world.

Booklist Greg Bears Moving Mars dramatizes life in a young society struggling against both a powerful Earth and the rigors of its own inhospitable world tails regarding the nature of Mars and the difficulties in settling the planetThe novels best moments involve Bears ingenious biological and physical speculations, which do not simply color the narrative but (it is one of Bears characteristic strengths) shape and inform its texture.

His Moving Mars is a masterful extrapolation of contentious humanity’s possible future and a modern classic to be shelved alongside the acclaimed Mars novels of Ben Bova and Kim Stanley Robinson. It’s as good as hard science fiction gets (The Oregonian). Sci-fi & Fantasy Space Opera Military Sci-fi. One fee. Stacks of books. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline.

From the author of the classic Eon Trilogy, the Nebula Award-winning novel of human courage and love set within the greater saga of a planetary liberation movement.

Mars is a colonial world, governed by corporate interests on Earth. The citizens of Mars are hardworking, but held back by their lack of access to the best education, and the desire of the Earthly powers to keep the best new inventions for themselves. The young Martians -- the second and third generations born on Mars -- have little loyalty to Earth, and a strong belief that their planet can be independent. The revolution begins slowly, but will grow in power over decades of political struggle until it becomes irresistible.

Told through the eyes of an extraordinary character, Casseia Majumdar, a daughter of one of Mars' oldest, most conservative Binding Multiples, Moving Mars is Greg Bear's brilliant conception of the human colonization of the red planet, with lovingly painted details and a grand historical sweep, embellishing an audacious scientific speculation.

I am reading the Nebula Award winning novels in chronological order. This is the winner for 1996.

On the whole, this is a fun book. It's not too serious, but not too light either. I couldn't really buy into the characters and their motivations were sometimes obscure. I liked some of the science babble. The political stuff did not strike me as believable. Still, I don'r regret reading it.
Mars is a number of independent business entities. Earth is moving toward a hive mind type society with nearly everyone having undergone therapy to reduce unwanted psychological traits while all add brain enhancements to allow themselves to better emerse in virtual reality sims. Earth wants to dominate all inhabited sections of the solar system but they want to deal with a single Mars government so they begin to try and force this on Mars. Mars rejects this, but later sees it must unite to deal with earth. While this happens physicists on Mars and earth begin to uncover the means to manipulate space time. Earth which supposedly has done away with war within its new societal structure has entities that are willing to destroy Mars if it does not conform to earths wishes. New discoveries in physics allow Mars to show earth it has powers that would allow it to destroy earth. Earth is not far behind getting these same capabilities and twice attacked Mars in ways Mars cannot defend against. Mars new government sees no way but to move Mars. There was no way to coordinate this decision with all of Mars. Once moved Mars population is not happy that the leaders of the new government didn't try an alternate approach. After many years Mars accepts what was done as the only thing that could have been done given how far earth had devolved from being a rational society. We see this through the memoirs of Mars first Vice President/President. Her story is the story of how Mars became what it is.
This book was a tonic to this long-time science fiction fan: MOVING MARS by Greg Bear is epic in scope and with a sense of wonder to rival the classics. Bear incorporates classic SF ideas such as colonizing the moon and Mars as well as concepts from quantum physics. (I guess. I never could follow Dr. Asimov’s math in his popular science writings, so quantum physics – and speculations extrapolating from that – are far beyond me. I’ll take Bear at his word.)

While incorporating sufficient “nuts and bolts” for the hard core SF fan, Bear also engages us in human drama. He explores politics and culture as shaped by the realities of the extrapolated future. He also addresses age-old tangles of love and relationships. In the future, as now and in the past, it is almost impossible to get right.

The “moving Mars” of the title involves (and I don’t think this requires a spoiler alert) using cutting edge science to move Mars, which is threatened with extinction by Earth political forces, to a safer place thousands of light-years distant. In true classic SF tradition, this seemingly impossible feat is shepherded by a small group of brilliant scientists while the clock is ticking down to the end of the world (as the Martians knew it).

I find it a brilliant idea executed brilliantly. Published in 1993, it won the 1994 Nebula Award for Best Novel. I believe that to be a well-deserved honor.
This is the story of Casseia Majumdar, President of Mars, and her friends and lovers, who fight Earth for survival. One of her lovers, a scientist, discovers the cosmic information matrix that regulates the universe. By changing the information in this matrix, the scientist moves the entire planet thousands of light years away in minutes, to escape from Earth’s tyranny. Greg Bear’s talent is to found his fantasies on some kernel of scientific plausibility, so that his flights of fancy generally feel grounded. The description of Mar’s ecology is the best part of the book. The socio-political parts are sometimes interesting but dry, as they are described from outside rather than through the experiences of the characters. Likewise, the characters have interesting things happen to them but, because they have no inferiority, their evolution is also described from outside, and thus not felt by the reader. It’s a long book that often drags. Ideal for fast reading and skimming, and an enjoyable experience if you reach the end.
I've enjoyed other Greg Bear novels, so thought I'd give this one a try. Glad I did. Premise is that humans have colonized the moon and Mars, living in pressurized underground caverns and occasional pressurized buildings. In this environment, we get firsthand experience with some of the political issues that seize the frontier-mentality, independent "red rabbits" of Mars, and some of the political wrangling between Earth and its outposts. There's some leaps of technology here (human-computer interactions, very strange physics ["tweaks"], etc), but basically it's a well-plotted book with interesting characters set in an interesting fictional universe. I liked it.
A good story, with interesting people in it. The book unfortunately is riddled with misspelled words and auto-corrected grammar that pull you out of the story, at least in the Kindle version.
I almost put this book down as I thought it was a book of female teenage angst through the first 25%; however, things changed and this book really found its stride as a thought provoking Scifi. The protagonist is compelling and the supporting characters are integrated into the narrative very well. I will seek out other works by this author.
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