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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library SF ROB (Text) 33500013292776 New Checked out 10/29/2020
Fertile Public Library SF ROB (Text) 33500013292784 New On holds shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9780316300131
  • ISBN: 0316300136
  • Physical Description: 563 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2020.

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"From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a vision of climate change unlike any ever imagined. Kim Stanley Robinson is one of contemporary science fiction's most acclaimed writers, and with this new novel, he once again turns his eye to themes of climate change, technology, politics, and the human behaviors that drive these forces. But his setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world--rather, he imagines a more hopeful future, one where humanity has managed to overcome our challenges and thrive. It is a novel both immediate and impactful, perfect for his many fans and for readers who crave powerful and thought-provoking sci-fi stories"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    *Starred Review* The 2025 Paris Agreement begets the "Ministry for the Future," led by pragmatic Irishwoman Mary Murphy, to ensure Earth's future through the reversal of climate change. Simultaneously, U.S. clinician Frank miraculously survives an extinction-level heat event in Uttar Pradesh. Robinson's dense prose explodes Mary's and Frank's stories (among scores of human, animal, and other stories) into a provocative look at the economic, legislative, and scientific leaps that must be made in order to control rampant climate events that seem all too real. This creates a prickling tension as epic-scale world events are married to micro-scale storytelling, in which even a lowly photon gets a turn to relate its experiences. Humanity is pitted against an inexorably ticking clock as Mary struggles with the ramifications of rogue nation-states manipulating the weather, anarchist political groups trying to force change with violent, massive attacks against wealthy resource-hogging elites, and her kidnapping at the hands of Frank. A breathtaking look at the challenges that face our planet in all their sprawling magnitude and also in their intimate, individual moments of humanity. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times 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. He lives in Davis, California.

Subject: Climatic changes > Fiction.
Technology and civilization > Fiction.
Genre: Apocalyptic fiction.
Science fiction.
Science fiction.

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