Blue Mars is the third and final book in the Mars Trilogy, exploring the long-term consequences of human action on Mars.

Plot Summary Edit

Part One: Peacock Mountain Edit

In the direct aftermath of the Burroughs Evacuation, Ann Clayborne tries to stop the Kakaze from launching a final insurrection to stop terraforming on Mars.

Part Two: Areophany Edit

Part Three: A New Constitution Edit

The Pavonis Constitutional Congress occurs as a Martian Constitution is established during many, many debates about politics, economics and fairness.

Part Four: Green Earth Edit

Nirgal, Maya and Michel visit Terra and negotiate a deal around immigration.

Part Five: Home at Last Edit

Michel explores his hometown in France, and becomes horribly depressed upon seeing how much it has changed and how much beauty has been lost.

Part Six: Ann in the Outback Edit

Part Seven: Making Things Work Edit

Nadia becomes first president of Mars and most Terran TransNats collapse, paving the way for cooperatives.

Part Eight: The Green and the White Edit

Nirgal returns to Mars and meets Jackie, where they attempt to stop illegal immigration from Terra.

Part Nine: Natural History Edit

Part Ten: Werteswandel Edit

Part Eleven: Viritidas Edit

Part Twelve: It Goes So Fast Edit

Part Thirteen: Experimental Procedures Edit

Part Fourteen: Phoenix Lake Edit


The red planet is red no longer, as Mars has become a perfectly inhabitable world. But while Mars flourishes, Earth is threatened by overpopulation and ecological disaster. Soon people look to Mars as a refuge, initiating a possible interplanetary conflict, as well as political strife between the Reds, who wish to preserve the planet in its desert state, and the Green "terraformers". The ultimate fate of Earth, as well as the possibility of new explorations into the solar system, stand in the balance.

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