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In Red Mars, why did Frank want to kill John?

There were two main reasons, I think. First, Frank and John had political differences in how they viewed the proper evolution of humanity on Mars. Oversimplifying greatly, John wanted to leave Earth ...
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What is the emotional context of this passage in Robinson's Red Mars (1992)?

The clue is at the start of that section of text: And here Nadia came into her own. [...] Almost every job they had benefited from her help, and as she ran around every day answering questions and ...
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Where is the first settlement in Red Mars?

From the ebook map*, Underhill, the first settlement, is located at approximately latitude 8.05 degrees, longitude -43.9 degrees: For comparison, the location proposed by the Red, Green & Blue ...
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In Red Mars, why did Frank want to kill John?

Getting back together with Toitovna was a nice bonus, but it was explicitly a political assassination that Chalmers thought was going to make him the primary moulder of the emerging Martian society in ...
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