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2312 (Playaway Adult Fiction)
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"A magnificent achievement...hugely imaginative and beautifully written."―Booklist (Starred Review) on 2312
"2312 paints an absolutely credible and astonishingly beautiful picture of the centuries to come, of the sort of schism and war, the art and love, the industry and ethics that might emerge from humanity going to space without conquering it and without solving all its problems."―Boingboing
"Robinson's extraordinary completeness of vision results in a magnificently realized, meticulously detailed future in which social and biological changes keep pace with technological developments."―Publishers Weekly
"Intellectually engaged and intensely humane in a way SF rarely is, exuberantly speculative in a way only the best SF can be, this is the work of a writer at or approaching the top of his game."―Iain M. Banks
"2312 is a monumental tour-de-force that re-imagines the solar system in ways no one has envisioned before. Whether comparing the compositions of Beethoven to those of skylarks and warblers, or describing a life-threatening sunrise on Mercury, Robinson fills 2312 with joy and exuberance, danger and fear, and the steadily mounting suspense of a mystery that spans the planets. This is the finest novel yet from the author who gave us the Mars Trilogy and GALILEO'S DREAM. An amazing accomplishment."―Robert Crais
"Inherently epic stuff... expect interplanetary strife, conspiracies, more big ideas than most SF authors pack into a trilogy... [yet] this is ultimately in so many respects a book about Earth... a wise and wondrous novel"―SFX
"Complex and sometimes bewildering, 500 pages crammed full of strange but decent characters whose actions play out against a vastly constructed utopian background."―Guardian
"A feast for the imagination and intellect - shockingly clever"―Sun (UK)
"A brilliant, plausible account of how humans might colonize planets, moons and asteroids, 2312 is also about the future of art and family."―NPR Books
"This is a grand tour of an intensely imagined interplanetary future of modified human beings, terraformed planets, experiments in economics and sociology and hundreds of other delights. All of it is in Robinson's eloquent, enthusiastic and inimitable prose"―Morning Star (UK)
"In his vibrant, often moving new novel, "2312," Robinson's extrapolation is hard-wired to a truly affecting personal love story. [...] Perhaps Robinson's finest novel, "2312" is a treasured gift to fans of passionate storytelling; readers will be with Swan and Wahram in the tunnel long after reaching the last page."―LA Times
"An sf masterpiece."―Library Journal
"Beautifully written and with strong mental imagery... will change both your imagination and your intellect."―SciFi Now --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
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 and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt and 2312. 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Nonetheless, I found it fascinating and thought provoking. Another great work by a well established, much respected author.
The only other book of KSR's that had me in this state was Years of Rice and Salt, I didn't finish that one either.
KSR has a few pages that are nothing but lists. A few pages that read more like wikipedia articles. A few pages called random walks that try to replicate the random ideas that someone might think. Each of these lists, extracts, and random walks are very difficult to read. It is tempting to skip reading them but sometimes they have some ideas that relate to why something is the way it is. It is these passages of the book that causes the book to lose stars for me. I appreciate what KSR is doing but there are enough of these pages that it reduces the enjoyment of the read.
If you like the othere KSR books then you will probably like this one. Not a glowing review, I know, but I do enjoy some of the concepts he explores.