By Kim Stanley Robinson

Rating: 2 stars

This is a book about memory, and what happens to it when humans start living four or five times their “natural” lifespan. Set in the solar system in the 22nd and 25th centuries, a giant monument is found on Pluto. Could it be the key to a forgotten rebellion on Mars?

Even early in his career, Robinson (who would later write the Mars Trilogy) seemed interested in Mars, hence a large chunk of this book being set there, and some aspects of the later series being foreshadowed here. The book raises interesting questions about what we can trust when memory fails us, but I found the conclusion open and unsatisfying.

Book details

ISBN: 9780312866099
Publisher: Orb Books
Year of publication: 1984

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