2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit/Hachette Book Group


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.

Out May 2012


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

“Stand up so it won’t go over your head.” Said a tiny voice in my head.

Complex, involved, innovative, poetic, intelligent, enormous in its insightful parameters, a bit dry, overly descriptive at times–yet effective, one big-ass book of what if’s, might be, who knews…

I’m exhausted after reading this book.  It’s a compilation of both a intuitive study and a science fiction novel of possibilities and insights.  Frankly, I think it’s a clever concept of imagination and visionary work, combined with fact and a ruthless imagination,  from beginning to end.

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