The year is 2312. Scientific advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer our only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system, on moons, planets, and in between. But in 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront our past, present, and future. The first event takes place on Mercury, in the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. For Swan Er Hong, it will change her life. Once a designer of worlds, now Swan will be led into a plot to destroy them. 2312 is a bold vision of humanity's future and a compelling portrait of those individuals who will shape its events.
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- Hardback | 576 pages
- 160 x 241 x 47mm | 874g
- 24 May 2012
- Little, Brown Book Group
- London, United Kingdom
- Digital original
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Robinson blends mystery and suspense with lyrical evocation of a complex future SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Polymathic, visionary brilliance FINANCIAL TIMES Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats ... fans of the Mars books will delight in this novel; new readers will be astonished by the depth, breadth and power of Robinson's invention SUNDAY TIMES The real energy and allure of this book comes from its often gobsmacking and always richly detailed epic vision of an extra-terrestrial future - of habitable asteroids, space elevators, a terraformed Venus and Mercury's magnificent mobile city, always on the run from the dawn and the broiling Sun. Wonderful THE DAILY MAIL Goes back to the roots of the sci-fi genre and puts at its centre utopian and dystopian visions of the social models our descendants might inhabit, with a flashy travelogue around the places they might live. It is a novel of ideas that also sets out to be tremendous fun INDEPENDENT Inherently epic ... a wise and wondrous novel SFX Beautifully written and with strong mental imagery SCIFI NOW A challenging, compelling masterpiece of science fiction PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - starred review A feast for the imagination and intellect - shockingly clever THE SUN
About Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. He is the author of over twenty previous books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the highly acclaimed FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN. He lives in Davis, California.