Vagabonds by Had Jingfang and translated by Ken Liu
Paperback – Saga Press – Mar 2021 – 600 pages
2096: Colonized Mars breaks away from Earth, beginning another cold war, one based upon the iron curtain of space.
2196: A delegation of young Martians, including the consul of Mars’s granddaughter, Luoying, is sent to live on Earth for five years in an attempt at reconciliation.
2201: Luoying and the other delegates return and find themselves no longer belonging to either Mars or Earth. As the prospect of war with Earth grows, Luoying struggles to understand her grandfather’s long-range designs for a wet Mars, and her role in the future unfurling before her.