'A huge, complex and highly enjoyable book' New Scientist 'A dazzling work of speculation with all the qualities of a great historical novel -- it is by turns thrilling, tragic, funny and thoughtful' Scotsman 'Stunning' Guardian 'A 600-year tapestry of striving, joy, unhappiness and ambiguity ! this marvellous book may be the most hopeful thing you read for a long time.' Evening Standard 'Robinson writes beautifully' The Times 'A novel of ideas of the best sort' Publishers Weekly 'The Years of Rice and Salt does what good speculative fiction ought to do: it arouses discussion and debate' TLS
About the Author
Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952 and, after travelling and working around the world, has now settled in his beloved California. He is the award-winning author of The Orange County Trilogy, The Mars Trilogy (Red, Green and Blue Mars), Antarctica and a number of highly-praised short story collections.