Green Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson

Not as immediately gripping at Red Mars, but it only took one section for that to change.

We meet the second generation of the Mars settlers, the first generation to be true “martians”, born and bred on Mars, and get to know some of the original settlers a bit better. The story takes us through the years from the unsuccessful revolution of 2061, to the successful uprising 60 or so years later, a period during which the temperature continues to rise and the vegetation thrives, turning red Mars green. On Earth, population growth continues, pressure on space and resources intensifies, and sea levels rise.

More marvellous “future history”. Blue Mars already underway…. link: Green Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson