2312

By Kim Stanley Robinson
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19.18 Hours 05/22/2012 unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

Winner of the 2012 Nebula Award for Best Novel

A 2013 Locus Award Finalist

A 2013 Hugo Award Nominee

A 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee

A 2012 Barnes & Noble Best Book

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

2312 is a monumental tour de force that reimagines 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, New York Times bestselling author
“Truly affecting…Perhaps Robinson’s finest novel, 2312 is a treasured gift to fans of passionate storytelling.” Los Angeles Times
“Very few writers can at length sustain both the nothingness where characters, where lives, happen and also the tech and thrill where adventure occurs…[Robinson’s] new novel, 2312, is his boldest trip into all of the marvelous SF genres—ethnography, future shock, screed against capitalism, road to earth—and all of the ways to thrill and be thrilled.” Slate
“Robinson delivers a challenging, compelling masterpiece of science fiction…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 (starred review)
“The award-winning Robinson delivers a feast for advanced technology fans and future history aficionados with this intriguing portrait of a solar system economy based on the mining of the asteroid belt. Despite their genetically engineered adaptions to their galactic colonies, his well-drawn characters resonate with traits that emphasize their humanity.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is noted for the verisimilitude of his characters and for the meticulously researched hard-science basis of his work. His works contain ecological themes and emphasize the strong link between the human characters and the natural world. He has won both the Nebula and Hugo awards. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 19.18
Audience: Adult
Edition: English