Our Movie Reviews Moving Mars
Author: Greg Bear
Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: March 13, 2000 (by Scott)
(Peanut Press version)

Scott's Review:
4 out of 5 stars on March 13, 2000

A great story, even though, it suffers from the problem of dues ex machina. Moving Mars talks us to a future, where mankind has made dramatic advances, but lately has stagnated in the realm of sciences, unable to proceed further. With the help of our technological advances, Mars has matured, and just barely passed the stage of an outpost. Earth and the inhabitants of Mars are in a political battle for the controllership of Mars.

The second half of the book takes us through the astonishing breakthrough that some humans make, a knowledge that changes our very understanding of the universe. It explores both the scientific and political ramifications of the discovery. As I said, I felt the discovery was a bit too much like the machine of God my tastes. It seems the author artificially limited it to control the ramifications it could have, but nonetheless, the story is a fascinating one, and well worth the read.

-- Scott and Michelle