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Kim Stanley Robinson, Will You Be My Best Friend?
on May 5, 2016
While 2312 lacks the epic scope of the entire Mars Trilogy, Robinson does manage to put a system wide adventure into the sizable book.
2312 includes a dose of Robinson's signature political and environmental thinking as he describes mankind's future three hundred years in the future. He does so as plausibly as ever which makes me sad that I'm unlikely to live to see 2312 (The year, not the book. I saw the book and read it, hence the review).
I think Robinson's greatest strength is painting that plausible picture of the future that is, despite dangers and upheavels, optimistic. Rational political and economic systems, citizen scientists, and societies which value all human contributions to society. I want to live there.
But seriously, Mr. Robinson, can we be friends?