This Week In The ‘Red Mars Book’ Club

I floated the idea last week of doing a book club on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars, the first book in his three-part exploration of human colonization of the Red Planet and the attendant issues of climate change, relationships between Muslims and the West, and how we process culture change in a world of increasing longevity. Enough people seem to be in that we’re going for it, so this is how it’ll work. Let’s read parts 1 and 2—up to, but not including “The Crucible” for Friday. I’ll write a post outlining some issues during the day, and we’ll hash them out in comments.