Book Review: Finches of Mars by Brian W. Aldiss

Book Review: Finches of Mars by Brian W. Aldiss Review by Dawn Thomas 202 Pages Publisher: Open Road Media Science fiction, Post-Apocalyptic The book began with two explorers searching the surface of Mars for water. Once they found an underground source, they reported their findings and began their return to earth. Finding a new planet to colonize was critical since the earth was dying due to war and disease. The selection process for the colonists was thorough to exclude people with mental or physical disorders. There was no religion in Martian colony. In honor of their new beginnings, the colonists chose new names. The concept of marriage does not exist on Mars. Live births are a problem. The children are either stillborn or die shortly after birth and most had some type of deformity. The scientists and the doctors try to determine the cause. One suggestion was to install a centrifuge to create a gravitational pull. Unfortunately many of the women could not stand the spinning. This was a difficult book for me to review because it seemed to drag at spots and had too many characters. The author created a detailed environment for the colony but I had a…