ONLINE CLASS: Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy (2176)

Six Wednesdays (bi-weekly): June 16, 30 and July 14, 28 and August 11, 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

Price: 
$135 (10% off for members)

Mars captures our imaginations: from the Martians of early science fiction to emotional investments in NASA’s Mars rovers to Space X’s stated mission to settle the red planet. Thinking about Mars allows us to think about the future of humanity and the possibilities for life in the universe. Kim Stanley Robinson’s epic Mars Trilogy (1992-1996) — Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars — is arguably the definitive science fiction work exploring what it might be like for humans to reach a point of interplanetary civilization. Join us this summer when we’ll take six meetings over three months, meeting bi-weekly, to make our way through this must-read work of science fiction.

In June we’ll read Red Mars focusing on the psychological and technical basics of interplanetary travel and founding a Martian Colony. In July Green Mars will lead us to discuss the biological and political nuances of terraforming a planet alongside establishing a new political and social infrastructure. By the time we read Blue Mars in August, we’ll be thinking through the impact of major climate change events and what happens to interplanetary politics when there’s a generation that sees themselves as native Martians. Six Wednesdays (meets every other week): June 16, 30 and July 14, 28 and August 11, 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET Online.

Can’t make every class? Not to worry! All sessions will be recorded and available for participants.

Class Books:

Red Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson (9780553560732)

Green Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson (9780553572391)

Blue Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson (9780553573350)

Leigha McReynolds has a PhD in English Literature. Her dissertation was on science and the supernatural in 19th Century British Literature, but her current research focus is contemporary science fiction. Leigha is a professor in the writing program at The George Washington University where she uses science fiction to engage students across disciplines. In addition to teaching, she runs a writing coaching business to help aspiring writers of all kinds achieve their personal and professional goals.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Red Mars (Mars Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780553560732
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Published: Spectra - October 1st, 1993

Green Mars (Mars Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780553572391
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Published: Spectra - May 1st, 1995

Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780553573350
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Published: Spectra - June 2nd, 1997