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New York 2140

Kim Stanley Robinson

12 Reviews

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Fiction, Science fiction

A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312 and Aurora

New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson delivers a bold and brilliant vision of New York in the next century.

The waters rose, submerging New York City.

But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed for ever.

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.

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Praise for New York 2140

  • Polymathic, visionary brilliance

  • Aurora is a magnificent piece of writing, certainly Robinson's best novel since his mighty Mars trilogy, perhaps his best ever

  • Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats . . . readers will be astonished by the depth, breadth and power of Robinson's invention

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

  • Classified as science fiction, this visually story set in the near future is entirely believable which makes it all the more compelling, and with hacking, kidnapping, sabotage, treasure and drama both in the air and on the water, it's an epic fantasy that could be our reality. - Townsville Bulletin, Weekend Post

  • If you want to know what New York may well look like in 100 years, Robinson's latest novel, New York 2140, is the book to turn to. It's a work of far-ranging intellectual interest; it's a masterly book not just about climate change but economics and geography too. - Canberra Times, The Saturday Age, Sydney Morning Herald,

  • It's a big, engaging read, and ultimately optimistic. - Northern Star, Queensland Times, Daily Mercury, Fraser Coast Chronicles, Gladstone Observer, Toowoomba Chronicle, Morning Bulletin, News Mail

  • 2140's vision is so convincing as a cautionary tale and promise of hope, one can only feel galvanised to prevent the worst and fight for the best - New Scient

  • Only sci-fi can drown Manhattan and make you want to live there

  • 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

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

  • Like all great sci-fi, New York 2140 is as much inward-looking as it is forward- . . . Robinson's work has a strong, intelligent social conscience

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Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy, 2312, Aurora and New York 2140. In 2008 he was named a 'Hero of the Environment' by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada research institute. He lives in Davis, California.