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  • Publication: Blue Mars Publication Record # 396263
  • Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Date: date unknown
  • ISBN: 0-586-21391-0 [978-0-586-21391-9]
  • Publisher: Voyager / HarperCollins
  • Price: 6.99
  • Pages: [10]+789
  • Format:
    pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
  • Type: NOVEL
  • Cover: Blue Mars (1996) • by Peter Elson
  • Notes:
    • Second printing, according to number line 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 (no printing date stated).
    • "This paperback edition 1996" stated on copyright page, which most probably is a mistake, since 'Locus' and 'Interzone' both reported April 1997 for it.
    • No cover art credit or artist's signature, but the artwork is same as in the first edition, and is shown on the artist's website here, as the full version of the wrap-around on the book.
    • Contents on p. [7].
    • "Blue Mars (map)" on pages [8-9] is a 360-degree coverage of the Martian surface between latitudes 65N - 65S. Reasonably accurate depiction of the major surface features and names, overlaid with fictitious features and names from the novel.
    • An uncredited diagram 'The Martian Calendar Year 1 (20278AD)' is on p. [10], an uncredited table 'Chronology in Blue Mars' is on p. 787 and Acknowledgements are on p. 789.
    • Additional pricing on rear cover;
    • A$14.95
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