Kim Stanley Robinson
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22.6 hrs • Mar/14/2017 • Unabridged
The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been—though changed forever. 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.Available Formats: CD27.1 hrs • Feb/22/2017 • Unabridged
In Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson imagined a near future where humankind established the first colonies on Mars and began to make the planet inhabitable for humans. In this stunning sequel to that Nebula Award-winning novel, Robinson takes the colonization of Mars to a new generation, with a new set of problems and concerns. The initial Martian pioneers had fierce disagreements about how the planet should be used by humans. This led to a war that threatened the lives of billions of people on both Mars and Earth. Now, the second generation of settlers continues the struggle to survive the hostile yet strangely beautiful environment of the red planet. Their decisions and actions will ultimately determine whether Mars will simply be a sanctuary for scientists, a source of raw materials for Earth, or something much more. Richard Ferrone's robust narration of this thrilling, timeless tale captures the fascinating diversity of Robinson's compelling characters, taking listeners to the farthest frontier of humanity's struggle to survive.Available Formats:23.7 hrs • Jul/08/2016 • Unabridged
Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Red Mars is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson’s best-selling trilogy. Red Mars is praised by scientists for its detailed visions of future technology. It is also hailed by authors and critics for its vivid characters and dramatic conflicts. For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create—and the hidden power struggles of those who want to control it. Although it is fiction, Red Mars is based on years of research. As living spaces and greenhouses multiply, an astonishing panorama of our galactic future rises from the red dust. Through Richard Ferrone’s narration, each scene is energized with the designs and dreams of the extraordinary pioneers.Available Formats:20.5 hrs • Jun/29/2016 • Unabridged
Kim Stanley Robinson’s illustrious SF career has earned him every major award in the business—including the Nebula and Hugo Awards. With Galileo’s Dream, Robinson crafts an instant masterpiece that blends epic adventure and thoughtful alternate history. Ganymede, a rebellious Jovian, attempts to bring famed scientific mind Galileo forward in time to alter the course of history with astonishing results.Available Formats:16.9 hrs • Jul/07/2015 • Unabridged
A major new novel from one of science fiction’s most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system.Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.Our voyage from Earth began generations ago.Now, we approach our destination.A new home.AURORA.Available Formats: CD15.0 hrs • May/05/2015 • Unabridged
This second book in Kim Stanley Robinson’s richly detailed Three Californias triptych reveals a second, all-too-plausible possible future for Orange County.North America, 2027. Southern California is a developer’s dream gone mad, an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls. Jim McPherson, the affluent son of a defense contractor, is a young man lost in a world of fast cars, casual sex, and designer drugs. But his descent in to the shadowy underground of industrial terrorism brings him into a shattering confrontation with his family, his goals, and his ideals.The Gold Coast is an epic work of science fiction that explores a grim future and what one man can do to turn the tides.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD25.9 hrs • May/05/2015 • Unabridged
It is the fourteenth century, and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur—the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe’s population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been—a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt.This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world’s greatest scientific minds—in India. This is a universe where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions, and Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry. Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power, and even love on such an Earth. From the steppes of Asia to the shores of the Western Hemisphere, from the age of Akbar to the present and beyond, here is the stunning story of the creation of a new world.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD13.4 hrs • Mar/10/2015 • Unabridged
From the author of the award-winning Mars trilogy comes a vision of a radically different alternative future, where every day is a fight to survive.North America, 2047. For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, that might yet be—and dreams of playing a crucial role in America’s rebirth.Kim Stanley Robinson’s first novel, The Wild Shore is an epic tale that will appeal to adults and young adults alike.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD11.4 hrs • Jan/13/2015 • Unabridged
North America, 2065. In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is an ecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up in this “green” world, now finds himself caught up in the struggle to preserve his community’s idyllic way of life from the resurgent forces of greed and exploitation.The final volume in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Three Californias triptych, Pacific Edge is a brilliant work of science fiction and an outstanding literary achievement.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD15.2 hrs • Sep/03/2013 • Unabridged
There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories to teach those who would follow in his footsteps.There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together.There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change.And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple and where it may lead is never certain.Available Formats:15.2 hrs • Sep/03/2013 • Unabridged
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Mars trilogy and 2312 comes a powerful, thrilling, and heartbreaking story of one young man’s journey into adulthood—and an awe-inspiring vision of how we lived thirty thousand years ago. Shaman is an extraordinary imaginative feat and a unique reading experience that brings our ancestors to life as never before.Available Formats:19.2 hrs • May/22/2012 • Unabridged
The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity’s only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future. The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.Available Formats:4.3 hrs • Apr/01/2012 • Unabridged
Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of the bestselling trilogy Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars, was called “a literary landscape artist, creating breathtaking vistas” by the Detroit Metro News. Now he confirms his reputation for brilliance and for the unexpected in this luminous short work. A man tumbles through wild surf, half drowned, to collapse on a moonlit beach. When he regains consciousness, he has no memory of who he is or where he came from. He knows only that the woman who washed ashore with him has disappeared sometime in the night and that he has awakened in a surreal landscape of savage beauty—a mysterious watery world encircled by a thin spine of land. Aided by strange tribesmen, he journeys to the cove of the spine kings, a brutal race that has enslaved the woman and several of the tribesmen. That is only the beginning of his quest, as he struggles to find her identity in this wondrous and cruel land—and seeks out the woman whose hold on his imagination is both unfathomable and unshakable. Haunting and lyrical, filled with uncommon beauty and terrible peril, A Short, Sharp Shock is an ambitious and enthralling story by one of science fiction’s most respected talents.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental31.9 hrs • Feb/11/2002 • Unabridged
Acclaimed visionary author Kim Stanley Robinson is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winner. Blue Mars is the final volume in Robinson's seminal science fiction trilogy which began with Red Mars and continues with Green Mars. The once red and barren terrain of Mars is now green and rich with life--plant, animal, and human. But idyllic Mars is in a state of political upheaval, plagued by violent conflict between those who would keep the planet green and those who want to return it to a desert world. Meanwhile, across the void of space, old, tired Earth spins on its decaying axis. A natural disaster threatens to drown the already far too polluted and overcrowded planet. The people of Earth are getting desperate. Maybe desperate enough to wage interplanetary war for the chance to begin again. Blue Mars is a complex and completely enthralling saga--as convincing and lushly imagined a future as anyone has ever dreamed. Richard Ferrone narrates this sweeping epic with engaging personality and finesse.Available Formats:0.9 hrs • Apr/03/2001 • Abridged
This bittersweet story takes us to a bleak and wintry Red Planet, where the terraforming effort has gone terribly wrong. A group of original colonists set sail in an iceboat across the frozen seas of Mars, many years after their first epic journey, hoping to relive their past and to touch the sky one last time.Available Formats:Loading more titles...
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