Finches of Mars – Brian W. Aldiss

A set of six vaguely nationalist colonies have been established on Mars, reliant on precarious assistance from a coalition of universities on a fractious, threatened Earth. Despite extensive social planning, life on Mars is difficult. Reproduction has so far proven impossible. I’ve read a number of Brian Aldiss’ books over the years. While I’ve never really been taken with any of them, they’ve left behind a memory of intellectual musing – of a submerged quality…

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