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  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    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. 'Robinson creates a masterwork with this robust portrayal of a man whose discoveries echo through the ages.'-Library...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    North America, 2065. In a world that hasrediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is anecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up inthis "green" world, now finds himself caught up in the struggle topreserve his community's idyllic way of life from the resurgent forces of greedand exploitation. The final volume in Kim Stanley Robinson's ThreeCalifornias triptych, Pacific Edge isa brilliant work of science fiction and an outstanding literary...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    From the author of the award-winning Mars trilogy comesa vision of a radically different alternative future, where every day is afight to survive. North America, 2047. For the small Pacific Coastcommunity of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attackis a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young HankFletcher dreams of the world that might have been, that might yet be-and dreamsof playing a crucial role in America's rebirth. Kim Stanley Robinson's first novel, The Wild Shore is an epic tale that willappeal to adults and young adults...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    This second book in Kim Stanley Robinson's richlydetailed Three Californias triptych reveals a second, all-too-plausiblepossible future for Orange County. North America, 2027. Southern California is adeveloper'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 ina world of fast cars, casual sex, and designer drugs. But his descent in to theshadowy underground of industrial terrorism brings him into a shatteringconfrontation with his family, his goals, and his ideals. TheGold Coast is an epic work of science fiction thatexplores a grim future and what one man can do to turn the...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    NOMINATED FOR THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2018 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...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    Red Moon is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution from New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. It is thirty years from now, and we have colonized the moon. American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    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...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    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...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    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...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy and 2312, has, on many occasions, imagined our future. Now, in SHAMAN, he brings our past to life as never before. 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. SHAMAN is a...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    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...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    The brand new anthology from multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan, featuring stories set in futures wracked by the deluge, from some the best writers in SF, including Kim Stanley Robinson, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Charlie Jane Anders, Lavie Tidhar, Jeffrey Ford, and James Morrow. We stand at the beginning of one of the greatest ecological disasters in the time of Man. The world is warming and seas are rising. We may deny it, but we can't hide when the water comes. Already the streets of Miami flood regularly and Mick Jones looks more and more prescient when he sang that 'London is drowning and I, I live by the river!' all those years ago. And yet water is life. It...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    It is the fourteenth century, and one of the most apocalypticevents in human history is set to occur-the coming of the Black Death. Historyteaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if theplague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world havechanged? This is a look at the history that could have been-a history thatstretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise andcrumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. Theseare the years of rice and salt. This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New Worldtravels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    Taking place within the world of Robinson's acclaimed Mars trilogy, this bittersweet tale chronicles the story of a group of original colonists as they 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...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    From the acclaimed author of New York 2140 and Red Mars, this NYT bestselling novel tells the story of a future where humanity has populated miraculous new habitats engineered across the solar system--and the one death that triggers a precarious chain of events that could destroy it all. Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 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...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    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 new...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    On the North Pole of Pluto there stands an enigma: a huge circle of standing blocks of ice, built on the pattern of Earth's Stonehenge-but ten times the size, standing alone at the farthest reaches of the Solar System. What is it? Who came there to build it? The secret lies, perhaps, in the chaotic decades of the Martian Revolution, in the lost memories of those who have lived for...read more

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    New York 2140: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! * 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...read more