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New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
  

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Cli-fi (climate-fiction) has come into it’s own in the last 15 years or so, but with Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, 'New York 2140', it really has hit a peak. We follow the residents of one of the titular city’s iconic buildings as they navigate their way through a submerged new world. Robinson essentially tells it like it is, without ever reverting to preaching or chiding. It feels as if this world exists, it’s just waiting to happen. As with Robinson’s 'Mars trilogy' this is a book of ideas, first and foremost, where the setting doesn’t necessarily define the story. Those expecting a quick paced ‘The Windup Girl’-esque tale, easily consumed in a day, are going to be disappointed. However, if you can find the time, and I do truly recommend you do, this is 600+ pages of insight into a world which could be, beautifully captured, and no less hopeful, witty and terrifying as human nature. ~ Alex Bakker

If you like Kim Stanley Robinson you might also like to read books by Michael Crichton, Bill Napier and Nick Sagan.

Synopsis

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we too will change...

Reviews

'Robinson is one of the world's finest working novelists, in any genre. New York 2140 is a towering novel about a genuinely grave threat to civilisation' -- Guardian

'Robinson seamlessly binds together characters and narrative strands ... An immensely enjoyable reading experience' SciFiNow

'Even at 600-plus pages, there's a leanness to the prose that keeps the plot moving forwards...And Robinson handles setpieces with aplomb' SFX

'If I had to choose one writer whose work will set the standard for science fiction in the future, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson' New York Times

'Robinson is one of our best, bravest, most moral and most hopeful storytellers' New Yorker

About the Author

Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952. After travelling and working around the world, he settled in his beloved California. He is widely regarded as the finest science fiction writer working today, noted as much for the verisimilitude of his characters as the meticulously researched scientific basis of his work. He has won just about every major sf award there is to win and is the author of the massively successful and lavishly praised ‘Mars’ series.

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Publication date

16th March 2017

Author

Kim Stanley Robinson

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www.kimstanleyrobinson.net

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Publisher

Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
624 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9780356508757

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