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      [b]Testing[/b] this system... :x

      I suggest setting up a shared set of markers for Google Mars that depict the sites from the Mars trilogy.

      Not sure if you're familiar with NASA's World Wind; it's similar to Google Earth. One of the users created an add-on that shows many of the features discussed in the Trilogy:

      http://worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Add-on:Mars_landmarks_%28fictional%29

      Sun Symbiosis – by Forrest Sol

      The following review of my unpublished first novel was written by the best-selling science fiction author Piers Anthony. It can be found in the June, 2010 newsletter on his website:

      www.hipiers.com

      “I read Sun Symbiosis, by Forrest Sol, a pen name for a PhD in environmental science. This is presented as a novel, but is actually a book-length essay phrased as an extended interview. I had to tell the author that it really didn't work for me as a novel, because there is no human interaction other than between the interviewer and his subject, both male. A novel does better with a rich background of science or fantasy and a telling human story, preferably a romantic one, and perhaps a moral theme. An example is the movie Avatar. I'm not sure whether that was a novel first, but if so, it was surely a good one. Sun Symbiosis has the background, and is in fact a work of formidable imagination, and a moral theme: saving the environment. The author clearly knows what he is talking about; I am judging not by his doctorate but by my own awareness of the issues. For example he has a major project to reverse global warming by flooding deserts with sea water and letting it evaporate. Ah, I thought, but that would load the land with salt. Then he addressed that aspect too, so it was factored in. He addresses the arguments made by the naysayers, those who prefer to pretend that there is no warming, and if there is, it is not by human hand. There is an impassioned speech made by the female president of the USA invoking God, I think not really as a religious concept, but as a common belief most of the world shares, so that there can be a way to unify diverse people in the effort to save the planet. "You are right to believe in God. I know that some of you become very uncomfortable when I speak this way. If it is any consolation to the skeptics, I have great respect for science, and I defer to the advice of scientists in all technical matters. But it is also science that informs my faith. And it is my joy to affirm the miracle that nature and the natural world are more clear than any ancient text written by human hands in the search for consciousness greater than our own." As a lifelong agnostic I find this a worthy statement.
      But this is only part of it. Much of the story centers around a special project to study dark energy. This president fully supported that, and it seemed to be on the verge of a phenomenal breakthrough, when she abruptly canceled it, erased the records, and arranged to have laws passed to prevent any continuation of the study made for three generations. What happened? That is the mystery of this story. Because as it turns out, they discovered a universe of dark energy beings who might be considered alive but not at all in the manner we think of life. One inhabits the sun, and is a significant component of it. Others travel across the universe to tune in on the flickering consciousnesses that we know as people. It seems the dark energy beings are addicted to consciousness; it's like a drug or perhaps pornography. We are not aware of them, and they do not harm us; they are part of that other, overlapping realm we can barely fathom even conceptually. But with this dark energy project we could become aware of them, and just possibly interact with them. Are we as a species mature enough to safely do that? Maybe in three generations.
      So I deem this book not to be a proper novel, and I suspect the average reader would not understand or appreciate it. But it ranges into territory that not much science fiction does, and I think it should be worth the while of the intelligent, motivated, moral (in the sense of doing what is best for the world) reader. If it can find a publisher.”

      Thank you Adam! Will add them up to the list at the wiki shortly!

      Kim Stanley Robinson Short Speech Accepting Thankyou Gifts:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjYZKumE3VM

      Bioethics of Terraforming panel:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2eSC9Xbexw

      Kim Stanley Robinson Short Speech Accepting Thankyou Gifts:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjYZKumE3VM

      Bioethics of Terraforming panel:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2eSC9Xbexw

      Sorry did not add urls as links...

      Just started to read Forty signs of rain. On page 3, third line one calorie will raise the temp of one kilogram of water should read one GRAM. This is the type of mistakes that are being made at NASA where they can loose space craft on Mars. Stick to one system. One calorie=4.185 joules.
      Regards,
      Bernard.

      This article in the BBC news entitled "Applicants wanted for a one way ticket to Mars" reads almost like the first chapter of Red Mars.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22146456

      j'aime beaucoup vos livres,
      depuis plusieurs années
      merci
      vraiment
      je vous souhaite d'être heureux, empli de bonheurs
      bien sincèrement
      françoise

      I have read the trilogy and 'The Martians' and found I am always trying to find a map or illustration... So I compiled a list. Here goes...

      RED MARS
      Frontispiece, Mars Map, 2 pages
      Page 110 The Martian Calendar Year 1, (2027 AD)
      Pages 196,197,198 Greimas Schematic Rectangle

      GREEN MARS
      Frontispiece, Mars Map, 2 pages
      Page 30 Map: Mars Polar Region
      Page 130 Map: Burroughs C. 2100 AD
      Page 500 Map: Burroughs Region
      Page 537 Diagram: Temperature Comparisons

      BLUE MARS
      Frontispiece, Mars Map, 2 pages
      Sub-Frontispiece,The Martian Calendar Year 1, (2027 AD)
      Page 6 Map: Pavonis Mons Caldera (Sheffield)
      Page 208 Map: Tempe Terra (Kasei Fjord)
      Page 308 Map: North Sea Polar Projection (North Pole)
      Page 334 Map: Chryse Gulf (Da Vinci, Kasei Fjord, Sinai Peninsula)
      Page 450 Map: The Grand Canal (Isidus Bay, Hellas Sea, Odessa)
      Page 549 Map: Olympus Mons Caldera

      The Martians
      Frontispiece, Mars Map, 2 pages (From BLUE MARS)

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      Hi there Kim from a big fan.
      Here's some ideas for a future novel, it's a story I wrote, mostly unknown, a successful anarcha-feminist revolution set in the near future amid climate chaos and the collapse of capitalism.. also funny, tragic.... :idea: :idea:
      You can read it online or download at the above site.
      Great to see you still going strong, we're almost the same age!
      all the best... salud... mike gilliland

      Not knowing what the above may portend I humbly abstain. First I am not a writer I am a muse. That is I freely give great ideas to writers for what it's worth. For example, RAH wrote the "Puppet masters" wonderful science fiction satire. Just imagine though if the slugs returned with a proposal that would allow humans to voluntarily accept symbionts for the benefits accrued from suddenly acquiring a super intellect and body control possible only with 4 pounds of additional
      functioning grey matter. If the slugs agreed to a partnership rather than total control wouldn't some adventuresome people try it? Think of the possibilities as well as the risks. This is just one example of the myriad ideas I have to offer. I always wanted to try expanding on some of Heinleins stories. Or write an ode titled "TANSTAAFL". Catchy right? In the proper hands the commercial possibilities of continuing to right tales in the universe of Oscar Gorden or Lazarus Long. Of course my lockerful of original concept material is equally bountiful. I hope this note may find it's way to an interested or even an interesting writer. Your servant sir.

      It may interest you to know that [u]The Years of Rice and Salt[/u] inspired this map: [url]http://www.cyon.se/#!alkebu-lan/ck0q[/url]

      [quote=Jeffrey A. Ehrnman]I have read the trilogy and "The Martians" and found I am always trying to find a map or illustration... So I compiled a list. Here goes...

      RED MARS
      Frontispiece, Mars Map, 2 pages
      Page 110 The Martian Calendar Year 1, (2027 AD)
      Pages 196,197,198 Greimas Schematic Rectangle

      GREEN MARS
      Frontispiece, Mars Map, 2 pages
      Page 30 Map: Mars Polar Region
      Page 130 Map: Burroughs C. 2100 AD
      Page 500 Map: Burroughs Region
      Page 537 Diagram: Temperature Comparisons

      BLUE MARS
      Frontispiece, Mars Map, 2 pages
      Sub-Frontispiece,The Martian Calendar Year 1, (2027 AD)
      Page 6 Map: Pavonis Mons Caldera (Sheffield)
      Page 208 Map: Tempe Terra (Kasei Fjord)
      Page 308 Map: North Sea Polar Projection (North Pole)
      Page 334 Map: Chryse Gulf (Da Vinci, Kasei Fjord, Sinai Peninsula)
      Page 450 Map: The Grand Canal (Isidus Bay, Hellas Sea, Odessa)
      Page 549 Map: Olympus Mons Caldera

      The Martians
      Frontispiece, Mars Map, 2 pages (From BLUE MARS)
      [/quote]

      A quote from Green Mars on www.breakingillusion.com

      Kim Stanley Robinsons work is simply extraordinary.

      what do you think about the"The Man in the High Castle'? being filmed.

      Technically it looks very impressive and sleek, like most TV productions the quality is really high. I have only seen the pilot. There is enough worldbuilding potential to sustain a series, however this is rather off the point the book tries to make. I don't know how they'll handle the whole forgery / "fakeness of reality" aspect, which is the core of the book, and which sounds like a recipe for disaster for a TV show if they base a whole mystery around it for years on end and build expectations towards "that" reveal.

      Thank you KRS for The Capital Trilogy and the mission of popularizing global science you suggested via your charecter Edguardo.  This is my idea dreamofheavenonearthwithus@blogspot.com

      however i am an artist and writing and the computer are new to me and given the Supreme Courts actions regards the Paris Climate Talks, the Human Race  and the planet Earth dont have time for an amature right now.  Then i discovered your sight with this format and it moved me to hope that you and your readers would help me write it on line and get it produced as a series that would broaden the audiance to Billions of people in a more timely manner, say a single year.

      The synopsis is 44 pages.  The story involves a quest to save a future ecotopian society and the Earth from certain anihelation.  It's an metaphisical odyssy of disfunctional charecters of our day across time and  a pristine planet Earth into their own being to liberation.  Our major motivation to show billions of people what a functional looks like by weaving existing brilliant sollutions to human based problems, including the teachings of the great masters, into an interesting sci fi adventure story they can watch in a weekly series.  

      I think this will be of interest to fans of the 'Mars' trilogy; the link is to part 3 of a blogpost on the 'VolcanoCafe' site about the martian volcanoes the first two parts presented as a fictional account

      http://www.volcanocafe.org/the-science-behind-mars-2067-the-olympus-mons...

      I just finished a painting that was inspired by the book Aurora. I just wanted to share it with folks who read the book. Any suggestions where I can upload the image? It's not for sale or anything like that, I just want to share it.

      After a few years of thinking through the concept of The Long Emergency, as a way to communicate and a way to act, I went and registered the primary domains. Now I'm thinking about how to put them to good use. Not as a "scare the people straight" but as a positive tool for collaboration around the issues from the level of policy down to adaption and global accomodation. 

      While I have a bunch of concrete thoughts, I would like to see what others think. I'm not a social media person, be gentle :-)

      Reading this new compilation of FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN, FIFTY DEGREES BELOW & SIXTY DAYS AND COUNTING. Awesome.
      On page 234, KSR mentions "Ice-plant berms". I'd never heard the term before and assume it refers to some way that the factories producing ice in San Diego cut into the cliffs. But!
      I can't find any mention of this term or practice online. Does anyone have a link?

      First-time reader with a question:  In 2140, if the boys could not read, how were they able to read out the detailed epitaphs in the Bronx Cemetery?  Just asking.

      On page 510, about 2/3 of the way down: "Nightstick in one hand, hand on pistol in holster, ready to shout if she had to."

      Should this be "shoot if she had to"?

       

      FWIW,

      Scott

      <p>What is a Bacino??????</p>

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