2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson audiobook

2312

By Kim Stanley Robinson
Read by Sarah Zimmerman

Orbit 9780316098120
19.18 Hours 1
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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. 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

Finalist for the 2013 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Finalist for the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel

A 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee

A 2012 Barnes & Noble Best Book

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. 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

Author Bio: Kim Stanley Robinson

Author Bio: Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is a bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt, and 2312. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. For his book Antarctica, he was sent to the Antarctic by the US National Science Foundation as part of their Antarctic Artists and Writers’ Program.

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