Ares Express : Desolation Road

  • by Ian McDonald
  • Narrated by Lorna Bennett
  • Series: Desolation Road
  • 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Taking place in the kaleidoscopic future of Ian McDonald's Desolation Road, Ares Express is set on a terraformed Mars where fusion-powered locomotives run along the network of rails that is the planet's circulatory system and artificial intelligences reconfigure reality billions of times each second. One young woman, Sweetness Octave Glorious-Honeybun Asiim 12th, becomes the person upon whom the future—or futures—of Mars depends.
Big, picaresque, funny; taking the Mars of Ray Bradbury and the more recent, terraformed Marses of authors such as Kim Stanley Robinson and Greg Bear, Ares Express is a wild and woolly magic-realist SF novel, featuring lots of bizarre philosophies, strange, mind-stretching ideas, and trains as big as city blocks.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios