Vagabonds by Hao JingfangCharacter notes for
Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang

Well narrated by Emily Woo Zeller; translated by Ken Liu

Random House Audio, 2020

"Sometimes the fight over the treasure is more important than the treasure itself."
– Message for Hans from Garcia, Maearths's captain.

It was the year 2190 on Earth, the year 40 on Mars.

Martian Republic – The entire Martian Republic consisted of a single city, a habitat enclosed in glass. Here the land was literally a thing of the people, managed for the commonweal. There was no private ownership in real estate, no smuggling, no buying on credit, no banking. No one knew how children who had grown up in such a place would react to the grand bazaar that was Earth, where commerce was the only rule, and advertisements would bombard the children day and night.