Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

592 pages first pub 1992 (editions)

fiction science fiction speculative fiction adventurous challenging slow-paced

Description

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel - Discover the novel that launched one of science fiction's most beloved, acclaimed, and awarded trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson's masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization. For centur...

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Moods

adventurous 80%
challenging 59%
informative 42%
reflective 39%
tense 32%
dark 22%
inspiring 22%
emotional 20%
hopeful 18%
mysterious 16%
sad 6%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 71%
medium 25%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 21% | Plot: 20% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 21%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | No: 29% | Yes: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 13%

Average rating

3.74

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