A novel by Kim Stanley Robinson (1996, Bantam Spectra)
Book 3 of the Mars Saga
Life extension drugs permit the original colonists and their
children and grandchildren to witness full blown colonization and
final terraforming of Mars.
Read September 1st to 21st, 1997
Very unsatisfying. The beginning wrapped up the revolution,
but only by killing the rebels, not by resolving the crisis. Maybe
that's more real... I don't know. The rest of the book is
spent doing absolutely nothing, until the end, when the third revolution
is described in a couple of pages! I think this was another book
used simply to show off the authors ideas about technology of the
future, and the sexually free society.