New York 2140

New York 2140
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 0316262331
ISBN 13: 9780316262330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York 2140 Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a bold and brilliant vision of New York City in the next century. As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. There is the market trader, who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear -- along with the lawyers, of course. There is the internet star, beloved by millions for her airship adventures, and the building's manager, quietly respected for his attention to detail. Then there are two boys who don't live there, but have no other home -- and who are more important to its future than anyone might imagine. Lastly there are the coders, temporary residents on the roof, whose disappearance triggers a sequence of events that threatens the existence of all -- and even the long-hidden foundations on which the city rests.

New York 2140

New York 2140
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 0356508773
ISBN 13: 9780356508771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York 2140 Book Review:

NOMINATED FOR THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2018 'A towering novel' - Guardian 'Relevant and essential' - Bloomberg Businessweek As the sea level rose, every street became a canal, every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson delivers a bold and brilliant vision of New York in the next century. 'New York may be underwater but it's better than ever' - New Yorker 'Massively enjoyable' - Washington Post 'Gripping . . . so hard to put down' - Business Insider 'A document of hope as much as dread' - Los Angeles Review of Books Novels by Kim Stanley Robinson: Icehenge The Memory of Whiteness A Short, Sharp Shock Antarctica The Years of Rice and Salt Galileo's Dream 2312 Shaman Aurora New York 2140 Red Moon

The Ministry for the Future

The Ministry for the Future
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0316300160
ISBN 13: 9780316300162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ministry for the Future Book Review:

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR “The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem "If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox) The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, postapocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us. Chosen by Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of the year, this extraordinary novel from visionary science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson will change the way you think about the climate crisis. "One hopes that this book is read widely—that Robinson’s audience, already large, grows by an order of magnitude. Because the point of his books is to fire the imagination."―New York Review of Books "If there’s any book that hit me hard this year, it was Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future, a sweeping epic about climate change and humanity’s efforts to try and turn the tide before it’s too late." ―Polygon (Best of the Year) "Masterly." —New Yorker "[The Ministry for the Future] struck like a mallet hitting a gong, reverberating through the year ... it’s terrifying, unrelenting, but ultimately hopeful. Robinson is the SF writer of my lifetime, and this stands as some of his best work. It’s my book of the year." —Locus "Science-fiction visionary Kim Stanley Robinson makes the case for quantitative easing our way out of planetary doom." ―Bloomberg Green

Forty Signs of Rain

Forty Signs of Rain
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-06-01
ISBN 10: 0553898175
ISBN 13: 9780553898170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forty Signs of Rain Book Review:

The bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt presents a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation’s capital—and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly yet humorously realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines. When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It’s a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of technology, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts—one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.

Green Earth

Green Earth
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 1088
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN 10: 1101964863
ISBN 13: 9781101964866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Earth Book Review:

The landmark trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of climate change—updated and abridged into a single novel More than a decade ago, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson began a groundbreaking series of near-future eco-thrillers—Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting—that grew increasingly urgent and vital as global warming continued unchecked. Now, condensed into one volume and updated with the latest research, this sweeping trilogy gains new life as Green Earth, a chillingly realistic novel that plunges readers into great floods, a modern Ice Age, and the political fight for all our lives. The Arctic ice pack averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter when it was first measured in the 1950s. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It’s a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as they fight to align the extraordinary march of modern technology with the awesome forces of nature, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts—one that will pit science against politics in the heart of the coming storm. Praise for the Science in the Capital trilogy “Perhaps it’s no coincidence that one of our most visionary hard sci-fi writers is also a profoundly good nature writer—all the better to tell us what it is we have to lose.”—Los Angeles Times “An unforgettable demonstration of what can go wrong when an ecological balance is upset.”—The New York Times Book Review “Absorbing and convincing.”—Nature

Shaman

Shaman
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 0316235571
ISBN 13: 9780316235570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaman Book Review:

Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy and 2312, has, on many occasions, imagined our future. Now, in SHAMAN, he brings our past to life as never before. There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories -- to teach those who would follow in his footsteps. There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together. There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change. And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple -- and where it may lead is never certain. SHAMAN is a powerful, thrilling and heartbreaking story of one young man's journey into adulthood -- and an awe-inspiring vision of how we lived thirty thousand years ago.

New York 2140

New York 2140
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 613
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 9780356508788
ISBN 13: 0356508781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York 2140 Book Review:

As the sea level rose, every street became a canal. every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in madison square, however, new york in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city.

Blue Mars

Blue Mars
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2003-05-27
ISBN 10: 0553898299
ISBN 13: 9780553898293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Mars Book Review:

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel • One of the most enthralling science fiction sagas ever written, Kim Stanley Robinson’s epic trilogy concludes with Blue Mars—a triumph of prodigious research and visionary storytelling. “A breakthrough even from [Kim Stanley Robinson’s] own consistently high levels of achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review The red planet is no more. Now green and verdant, Mars has been dramatically altered from a desolate world into one where humans can flourish. The First Hundred settlers are being pulled into a fierce new struggle between the Reds, a group devoted to preserving Mars in its desert state, and the Green “terraformers.” Meanwhile, Earth is in peril. A great flood threatens an already overcrowded and polluted planet. With Mars the last hope for the human race, the inhabitants of the red planet are heading toward a population explosion—or interplanetary war.

The Wild Shore

The Wild Shore
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Orb Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 1466861320
ISBN 13: 9781466861329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wild Shore Book Review:

The Wild Shore is the first novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's highly-acclaimed Three Californias Trilogy. 2047: For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, and might yet be--and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Fifty Degrees Below

Fifty Degrees Below
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2005-10-25
ISBN 10: 0553902075
ISBN 13: 9780553902075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Degrees Below Book Review:

Set in our nation’s capital, here is a chillingly realistic tale of people caught in the collision of science, technology, and the consequences of global warming. When the storm got bad, Frank Vanderwal was in his office at the National Science Foundation. When it was over, large chunks of San Diego had eroded into the sea, and D.C. was underwater. Everything Frank and his colleagues feared had culminated in this disaster. And now the world was looking to them to fix it. But even as D.C. bails itself out, a more extreme climate change looms. The melting polar ice caps are shutting down the warm Gulf Stream waters—meaning Ice Age conditions could return. And the last time that happened, eleven thousand years ago, it took just three years to start.…

Sixty Days and Counting

Sixty Days and Counting
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-02-27
ISBN 10: 0553903500
ISBN 13: 9780553903508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sixty Days and Counting Book Review:

By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world’s climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next. But the president-elect remains optimistic and doesn’t intend to give up without a fight. A maverick in every sense of the word, Chase starts organizing the most ambitious plan to save the world from disaster since FDR–and assembling a team of top scientists and advisers to implement it. For Charlie Quibler, this means reentering the political fray full-time and giving up full-time care of his young son, Joe. For Frank Vanderwal, hampered by a brain injury, it means trying to protect the woman he loves from a vengeful ex and a rogue “black ops” agency not even the president can control–a task for which neither Frank’s work at the National Science Foundation nor his study of Tibetan Buddhism can prepare him. In a world where time is running out as quickly as its natural resources, where surveillance is almost total and freedom nearly nonexistent, the forecast for the Chase administration looks darker each passing day. For as the last–and most terrible–of natural disasters looms on the horizon, it will take a miracle to stop the clock . . . the kind of miracle that only dedicated men and women can bring about.

Aurora

Aurora
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780356500485
ISBN 13: 0356500489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aurora Book Review:

"Generations after leaving earth, a starship draws near to the planet that may serve as a new home world for those on board. But the journey has brought unexpected changes and their best laid plans may not be enough to survive"-

Pacific Edge

Pacific Edge
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Orb Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 1466861347
ISBN 13: 9781466861343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pacific Edge Book Review:

The concluding book in Kim Stanley Robinson's critically-acclaimed Three Californias Trilogy, Pacific Edge. 2065: In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is an ecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up in this "green" world, now finds himself caught up in the struggle to preserve his community's idyllic way of life from the resurgent forces of greed and exploitation. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Red Moon

Red Moon
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN 10: 0356508811
ISBN 13: 9780356508818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Moon Book Review:

'A masterpiece' - Times 'Any new novel by the great Kim Stanley Robinson is always an event and Red Moon doesn't disappoint' - Independent 'Sci-fi fans will love the detail and the optimism about humanity's future in space' - Wall Street Journal IT IS THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW, AND WE HAVE COLONISED THE MOON. American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveller. Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return to China in secret, the events that unfold will change everything - on the moon, and on Earth. Red Moon is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution from New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. Novels by Kim Stanley Robinson: Icehenge The Memory of Whiteness A Short, Sharp Shock Antarctica The Years of Rice and Salt Galileo's Dream 2312 Shaman Aurora New York 2140 Red Moon

The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson

The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Night Shade
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2011-01-02
ISBN 10: 9781597801850
ISBN 13: 1597801852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson Book Review:

Adventurers, scientists, artists, workers, and visionaries — these are the men and women you will encounter in the short fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson. In settings ranging from the sunken ruins of Venice to the upper reaches of the Himalayas to the terraformed surface of Mars itself, and through themes of environmental sustainability, social justice, personal responsibility, sports, adventure, and fun, Robinson's protagonists explore a world which stands in sharp contrast to many of the traditional locales and mores of science fiction, presenting instead a world in which Utopia rests within our grasp. Kim Stanley Robinson has been an ongoing force in the Science Fiction genre for over twenty years, with his novels (Year’s of Rice and Salt, Forty Signs of Rain) crossing over to the mainstream, and routinely appearing on the New York Times best sellers list. During the 80s and early nineties, his short fiction continued to push the boundaries of science fiction, defining the science-focused side of the science fiction genre. Award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan worked with Kim Stanley Robinson to select the stories that make up this landmark volume. In addition to these reprints, The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson features a brand-new short story, "The Timpanist of the Berlin Philharmonic, 1942." From Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of the Mars Trilogy, the Three Californias Trilogy, the Science in the Capital series, The Martians, and The Years of Rice and Salt, comes The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson. These twenty-two stories, including the Nebula Award-winning "The Blind Geometer," and World Fantasy Award winner "Black Air" represent The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson.

The Stars Askew

The Stars Askew
Author: Rjurik Davidson
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 1429945125
ISBN 13: 9781429945127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stars Askew Book Review:

The Stars Askew is the highly anticipated sequel to the New Weird adventure begun by talented young author Rjurik Davidson. With the seditionists in power, Caeli-Amur has begun a new age. Or has it? The escaped House officials no longer send food, and the city is starving. When the moderate leader Aceline is murdered, the trail leads Kata to a mysterious book that explains how to control the fabled Prism of Alerion. But when the last person to possess the book is found dead, it becomes clear that a conspiracy is afoot. At its center is former House Officiate Armand, who has hidden the Prism. Armand is vying for control of the Directorate, the highest political position in the city, until Armand is betrayed and sent to a prison camp to mine deadly bloodstone. Meanwhile, Maximilian is sharing his mind with another being: the joker-god Aya. Aya leads Max to the realm of the Elo-Talern to seek a power source to remove Aya from Max's brain. But when Max and Aya return, they find the vigilants destroying the last remnants of House power. It seems the seditionists' hopes for a new age of peace and prosperity in Caeli-Amur have come to naught, and every attempt to improve the situation makes it worse. The question now is not just whether Kata, Max, and Armand can do anything to stop the bloody battle in the city, but if they can escape with their lives. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories

The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories
Author: Neil Gaiman,Amal El-Mohtar,Nnedi Okorafor,Usman T. Malik
Publsiher: Solaris
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN 10: 1786180480
ISBN 13: 9781786180483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories Book Review:

Odds Against Tomorrow

Odds Against Tomorrow
Author: Nathaniel Rich
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 146683675X
ISBN 13: 9781466836754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Odds Against Tomorrow Book Review:

NEW YORK CITY, the near future: Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician, is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm, FutureWorld. The business operates out of a cavernous office in the Empire State Building; Mitchell is employee number two. He is asked to calculate worst-case scenarios in the most intricate detail, and his schemes are sold to corporations to indemnify them against any future disasters. This is the cutting edge of corporate irresponsibility, and business is booming. As Mitchell immerses himself in the mathematics of catastrophe—ecological collapse, global war, natural disasters—he becomes obsessed by a culture's fears. Yet he also loses touch with his last connection to reality: Elsa Bruner, a friend with her own apocalyptic secret, who has started a commune in Maine. Then, just as Mitchell's predictions reach a nightmarish crescendo, an actual worst-case scenario overtakes Manhattan. Mitchell realizes he is uniquely prepared to profit. But at what cost? At once an all-too-plausible literary thriller, an unexpected love story, and a philosophically searching inquiry into the nature of fear, Nathaniel Rich's Odds Against Tomorrow poses the ultimate questions of imagination and civilization. The future is not quite what it used to be. An NPR Best Book of 2013

Three Californias

Three Californias
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1250758955
ISBN 13: 9781250758958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Californias Book Review:

From the internationally bestselling author of the Mars Trilogy and New York 2140 Before Kim Stanley Robinson terraformed Mars, he wrote three science fiction novels set in Orange County, California, where he grew up. These alternate futures—one a post-apocalypse, one an if-this-goes-on future reminiscent of Philip K. Dick, and one an ecological utopia—form a whole that illuminates, enchants, and inspires--collected here as Three Californias. What if... there was a limited nuclear war that left the United States blockaded, fragmented, the few survivors living in the ruins of a once-great nation? What if... this goes on, and technology continues to accelerate, and power continues to be consolidated into corporate culture, a developer’s dream world gone mad: an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls, and designer drugs? What if... a revolution happens, and the US addresses climate change in a responsible way. Is a future green Utopia all that great when you’re young and in love? This Tor Essentials edition of Three Californias includes an introduction by Francis Spufford, bestselling author of Golden Hill and Red Plenty. “[Robinson] invites us to share his characters’ intensely personal, intensely local attachment to what they have. The result may shame you into entertaining new hope for the future.” —The New York Times on Pacific Edge At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

2312

2312
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2012-05-22
ISBN 10: 0316192805
ISBN 13: 9780316192804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2312 Book Review:

From the acclaimed author of New York 2140 and Red Mars, this NYT bestselling novel tells the story of a future where humanity has populated miraculous new habitats engineered across the solar system--and the one death that triggers a precarious chain of events that could destroy it all. Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Science Fiction Novel The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future. The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.