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New York 2140

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New York Times 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.

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  • Lia N

    It took me a long time to get in to this story. I was pleased I stuck it out, though I wouldn't consider it a great favorite. I was more taken with the world building and messages, than with the characters themselves. The narrators did a good job, but it was annoying when different ones were trying to voice the same characters.

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  • Troy G

    Book was kind of a jumbled mess but had some good parts. Lots of liberal messaging... fantasy

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