Genesis

Genesis Originally published in Genesis was the first major work of fiction that addressed the idea of terraforming Mars It not only suggested the idea but provided a feasible solution for doing so Dur
  • Title: Genesis
  • Author: Frederick Turner
  • ISBN: 9780933071261
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Genesis
    Originally published in 1988, Genesis was the first major work of fiction that addressed the idea of terraforming Mars It not only suggested the idea, but provided a feasible solution for doing so During its initial publication, Genesis was on the list of recommended reading at NASA, and has since gone on to enjoy cult status Its acknowledged list of admirers includes sOriginally published in 1988, Genesis was the first major work of fiction that addressed the idea of terraforming Mars It not only suggested the idea, but provided a feasible solution for doing so During its initial publication, Genesis was on the list of recommended reading at NASA, and has since gone on to enjoy cult status Its acknowledged list of admirers includes such literary luminaries as Brian Aldiss, Amy Clampitt, Arthur C Clarke, Thomas M Disch, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, James Merrill It is with great pride that Ilium Press brings this influential and prescient work back into print.
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  • Epic poetry has not been popular for awhile now, although James Merrill, Stephen Vincent Benet, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Hart Crane, and several other American poets have produced works that might not be traditional epics, but certainly are long and complex enough to be considered epic poems Genesis by Frederick Turner is a master work that sets out to be a science fiction epic, and it succeeds in its ambitions What sets an epic poem apart from a long novel, of course, is its poetry Turner tell [...]


  • On an artistic level, this book is an amazing accomplishment Writing a novel in metered poetic form is not a task often undertaken, for a reason But Turner carries it off both as a poem and as a novel Fitting for an epic poem, the characters are are outsized and Heinleinian, both in their virtues and their their their shortcomings But they are all distinct, interesting personalities Also fitting for the form, Turner weaves in monologues on morality, justice, nature, and philosophy More astonishi [...]


  • It s got everything that an epic poem needs love and war, tragedy and betrayal, death and renewal, and a grand stage for a great story It s also science fiction which is something you don t see very often in poetry about terraforming Mars Though the story is a bit too fantastic in places to be plausible, and the ending gets a little sidetracked with hippie metaphysics, it s a glorious read that expresses the values, anxieties, and dreams of its culture, just like any epic poem should.


  • I had the pleasure of learning from Professor Turner as an undergrad student at UTD, and I have to say that perhaps no one else could make this work so well, with such a perfect balance between the beauty of verse and the brilliance of hard SF As a universal scholar Turner succeeds spectacularly in creating an elegant modern epic poem that is rich in both the classic epic and modern science fiction traditions.


  • Turner s second sci fi epic poem, and a brilliant work The terraformers of Mars, to protect their lives and living, must declare independence from Earth and its Leftist Ecotheist government.



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