Another timeless masterpiece in the Voyager Classics series Mars â?? the barren, forbidding planet that epitomises mankind's dreams of space conquest. From the first pioneers who looked back at Earth and saw a small blue star, to the first colonists â?? hand-picked scientists with the skills necessary to create life from cold desert â?? Red Mars is the story of a new genesis. It is also the story of how Man must struggle against his own self-destructive mechanisms to achieve his dreams: before he even sets foot on the red planet, factions are forming, tensions are rising and violence is brewingâ?¦ for civilization can be very uncivilized.