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Bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a bold and brilliant vision of New York City in the next century. As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. There is the market trader, who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear—along with the lawyers, of course. There is the internet star, beloved by millions for her airship adventures, and the building’s manager, quietly respected for his attention to detail. Then there are two boys who don’t live there, but have no other home—and who are more important to its future than anyone might imagine. Lastly there are the coders, temporary residents on the roof, whose disappearance triggers a sequence of events that threatens the existence of all— and even the long-hidden foundations on which the city rests. New York 2140 is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel, from a writer uniquely qualified to the story of its future.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2017

Bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a bold and brilliant vision of New York City in the next century.

As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city.

There is the market trader, who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear—along with the lawyers, of course.

There is the internet star, beloved by millions for her airship adventures, and the building’s manager, quietly respected for his attention to detail. Then there are two boys who don’t live there, but have no other home—and who are more important to its future than anyone might imagine.

Lastly there are the coders, temporary residents on the roof, whose disappearance triggers a sequence of events that threatens the existence of all— and even the long-hidden foundations on which the city rests.

New York 2140 is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel, from a writer uniquely qualified to the story of its future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Nine voices weave a complex tapestry of horror and hope in an all-too-believable dystopian future…The wonderful narrator Robert Blumenfeld often introduces whatever main character is featured at the time. This works beautifully to tie together the many characters and the voices that portray them. All the voices are distinctive and compelling—from the parentless urchins to the tough female cop and a dozen others. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“New York may be underwater, but it’s better than ever.” New Yorker
“A towering novel about a genuinely grave threat to civilization.” Guardian (London)
“As much a critique of contemporary capitalism, social mores, and timeless human foibles, this energetic, multilayered narrative is also a model of visionary world-building.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

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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, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 22.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English