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Fiction, Science fiction

A thrilling new space opera series from the bestselling and multiple award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson.

The year is 2312. Scientific advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer our only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system, on moons, planets and in between. But in 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront our past, present and future.

The first event takes place on Mercury, in the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. For Swan Er Hong, it will change her life. Once a designer of worlds, now Swan will be led into a plot to destroy them.

2312 is a bold vision of humanity's future and a compelling portrait of those individuals who will shape its events.

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Praise for 2312

  • A capacious and marvellous future-history - GUARDIAN

  • A challenging, compelling masterpiece of science fiction - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - starred review

  • Robinson blends mystery and suspense with lyrical evocation of a complex future - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

  • Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats . . . fans of the Mars books will delight in this novel; new readers will be astonished by the depth, breadth and power of Robinson's invention - SUNDAY TIMES

  • Polymathic, visionary brilliance - FINANCIAL TIMES

  • Goes back to the roots of the sci-fi genre and puts at its centre utopian and dystopian visions of the social models our descendants might inhabit, with a flashy travelogue around the places they might live. It is a novel of ideas that also sets out to be tremendous fun - INDEPENDENT

  • The imagination and scope of the plot is incredible. The descriptions are wonderfully vivid . . . Robinson proves himself to still be one of the master world builders in modern sci-fi - FANTASY FACTION

  • Inherently epic . . . a wise and wondrous novel - SFX

  • Beautifully written and with strong mental imagery - SCIFI NOW

  • Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats . . . fans of the Mars books will delight in this novel; new readers will be astonished by the depth, breadth and power of Robinson's invention - SUNDAY TIMES

  • The real energy and allure of this book comes from its often gobsmacking and always richly detailed epic vision of an extra-terrestrial future - of habitable asteroids, space elevators, a terraformed Venus and Mercury's magnificent mobile city, always on the run from the dawn and the broiling Sun. Wonderful - THE DAILY MAIL

  • There's fun in 2312, then. Fun, and unbelievable wonder; love, profundity and a lot of legitimately gripping drama. Also some startling ideas . . . 2312 is easily one of the year's best books, period. - THE SPECULATIVE SCOTSMAN

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