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Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Spectra
Release : 2007
Page : 543
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0553585827
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Humankind races against time to prevent or control the repercussions of a series of international disasters, including global warming and environmental instability.


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Spectra
Release : 2007-02-27
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0553903500
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By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world’s climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next. But the president-elect remains optimistic and doesn’t intend to give up without a fight. A maverick in every sense of the word, Chase starts organizing the most ambitious plan to save the world from disaster since FDR–and assembling a team of top scientists and advisers to implement it. For Charlie Quibler, this means reentering the political fray full-time and giving up full-time care of his young son, Joe. For Frank Vanderwal, hampered by a brain injury, it means trying to protect the woman he loves from a vengeful ex and a rogue “black ops” agency not even the president can control–a task for which neither Frank’s work at the National Science Foundation nor his study of Tibetan Buddhism can prepare him. In a world where time is running out as quickly as its natural resources, where surveillance is almost total and freedom nearly nonexistent, the forecast for the Chase administration looks darker each passing day. For as the last–and most terrible–of natural disasters looms on the horizon, it will take a miracle to stop the clock . . . the kind of miracle that only dedicated men and women can bring about.


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Spectra
Release : 2004-06-01
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0553898175
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The bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt presents a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation’s capital—and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly yet humorously realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines. When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It’s a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of technology, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts—one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2010-07-21
Page : 672
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307571858
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The award-winning author of the Mars trilogy takes readers to the last pure wilderness on Earth in this powerful and majestic novel. “Antarctica may well be the best novel of the best ecological novelist around.”—Locus It is a stark and inhospitable place, where the landscape itself poses a challenge to survival, yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientists and adventurers. Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica’s resources to be plundered, its eerie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for the remote and awe-inspiring world at the South Pole. Praise for Antarctica “Forbidding yet fascinating, like the continent it describes . . . echoes Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air.”—People “[Antarctica] should be included in any short-list of books about the frozen continent.... Compelling characters...a rich and dense story...Robinson has succeeded not only in drawing human characters but also in bringing Antarctica to life. Whatever happens in the outer world, Antarctica—both the book and the continent—will become part of the reader's interior landscape.”—The Washington Post Book World “The epic of Antarctica. This is the James A. Michener novel of the South Pole. If the meaty one-word title didn’t give it away, the writing would. The whole human history of the continent is here.”—Interzone “Antarctica will take your breath away.”—Associated Press “A gripping tale of adventure on the ice.”—Publishers Weekly “Passionate, informed...vastly entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews “Robinson writes about geography and geology with the intensity and unhurried attention to detail of a John McPhee.”—The New York Times Book Review


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Science in the Capital Trilogy
Release : 2015
Page : 1069
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101964839
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"For the first time, the entire Science in the Capitol trilogy (Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting) is available in a single trade paperback, abridged and updated, with a new introduction by the author"--


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Spectra
Release : 2005-10-25
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0553902075
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Set in our nation’s capital, here is a chillingly realistic tale of people caught in the collision of science, technology, and the consequences of global warming. When the storm got bad, Frank Vanderwal was in his office at the National Science Foundation. When it was over, large chunks of San Diego had eroded into the sea, and D.C. was underwater. Everything Frank and his colleagues feared had culminated in this disaster. And now the world was looking to them to fix it. But even as D.C. bails itself out, a more extreme climate change looms. The melting polar ice caps are shutting down the warm Gulf Stream waters—meaning Ice Age conditions could return. And the last time that happened, eleven thousand years ago, it took just three years to start.…


Author : Alex Landragin
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2020-07-28
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250259053
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"A sparkling debut. Landragin’s seductive literary romp shines as a celebration of the act of storytelling." —Publishers Weekly "Romance, mystery, history, and magical invention dance across centuries in an impressive debut novel." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Deft writing seduces the reader in a complex tale of pursuit, denial, and retribution moving from past to future. Highly recommended." —Library Journal (Starred Review) Alex Landragin's Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut—a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be read one of two ways: either straight through or according to an alternate chapter sequence. The first story in Crossings is a never-before-seen ghost story by the poet Charles Baudelaire, penned for an illiterate girl. Next is a noir romance about an exiled man, modeled on Walter Benjamin, whose recurring nightmares are cured when he falls in love with a storyteller who draws him into a dangerous intrigue of rare manuscripts, police corruption, and literary societies. Finally, there are the fantastical memoirs of a woman-turned-monarch whose singular life has spanned seven generations. With each new chapter, the stunning connections between these seemingly disparate people grow clearer and more extraordinary. Crossings is an unforgettable adventure full of love, longing and empathy.


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Orbit
Release : 2012-05-22
Page : 576
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780316098120
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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. 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 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.


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Spectra
Release : 2010-12
Page : 532
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0553590871
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In a tale that stretches from Renaissance Italy to the future colonization of the moons of Jupiter, a renegade colonist named Ganymede brings Galileo into the future to alter the history of the human race.


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Spectra
Release : 2003
Page : 763
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780553580075
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In an alternate history world in which the population of Europe is almost completely wiped out by the Black Death during the fourteenth century, three superpowers--China, India, and the nations of Islam--battle for supremacy in a World War destined to create a new world order. By the author of Red Mars. Reprint.


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher :
Release : 2015
Page : 1069
Category : Global warming
ISBN 13 :
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Green Earth takes the stories first told in Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting and combines them in a fully updated, compressed and compelling single volume. Catastrophe is in the air. Increasingly strange weather events are pummelling the Earth. When the Gulf Stream shuts down and the Antarctic ice sheet starts melting, climate extremes multiply, and some winters hit like an ice age. New US President Phil Chase is on a mission: he's determined to solve climate change. His science advisor, Frank Vanderwal, is a bit more messed up. When massive floods hit Washington, Frank finds himself living in a treehouse and in love with a woman who's definitely not what she seems, one who will draw him into the shadowy world of Homeland Security, and other, blacker agencies. Only science can save the day. Frank knows he has to find a way to save the world so that science can proceed.


Author : Tom Moylan
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-11-26
Page : 312
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1350133353
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A dream of a better world is a powerful human force that inspires activists, artists, and citizens alike. In this book Tom Moylan – one of the pioneering scholars of contemporary utopian studies – explores the utopian process in its individual and collective trajectory from dream to realization. Drawing on theorists such as Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway and Alain Badiou and science fiction writers such as Kim Stanley Robinson and China Miéville, Becoming Utopian develops its argument for sociopolitical action through studies that range from liberation theology, ecological activism, and radical pedagogy to the radical movements of 1968. Throughout, Moylan speaks to the urgent need to confront and transform the global environmental, economic, political and cultural crises of our time.


Author : Ryan Phillips
Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
Release : 2005
Page : 389
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0768422817
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Abigail Walker and Jarvis Daniels are longtime sweethearts headed in opposite directions. Abby, an aspiring cellist, wants out of her humble Detroit surroundings and is willing to shed blood, sweat, and tears to make it happen. Jarvis, on the other hand, is perfectly content with life. For him there's plenty of time to become a "responsible adult." For now, heâŁĭs got everything he could want: a roof over his head, a PlayStation, and the love of a good woman. When Abby's music career takes off and she moves to Chicago, Jarvis gets the boot---sort of. Abby still loves him, but his penchant for faded sweaters and meatball subs just doesnâŁĭt fit into her new, sophisticated world of designer gowns and concert halls. They're in different leagues and Abby makes no qualms of reminding him of it whenever she deigns to visit him. When the couple is involved in a near-fatal car crash, they are broken, stripped, and broken again both stumbling through a journey of healing and self-discovery as they struggle to accept the merciful hand of the only One who can help them up after a fall.


Author : Andrea Lechner-Becker
Publisher :
Release : 2018-05-15
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781949095005
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Almost 40% of Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Small town Willow rarely found herself on the right side of the odds. And so, at thirty, her six-months-to-live terminal diagnosis seemed almost fateful. Now, she has two months to reconcile decades of tragedy, from a toxic marriage to growing up with her Vietnam veteran father, all while navigating a transition from Wyoming's wide-open high desert to Portland's hipster oddities.Refreshingly honest and intimate, Willow's reflective and poetic diary entries countdown her last sixty days as she shares her surprisingly uplifting lesson for the living. With heart and soul, this debut novel explores the taboo topic of life on the threshold of death's door, leaving readers unable to avoid the question, "What would you do with sixty days left?"


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Del Rey
Release : 2021-11-23
Page : 736
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780593358849
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Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel * Kim Stanley Robinson's classic trilogy depicting the colonization of Mars continues in a thrilling and timeless novel that pits the settlers against their greatest foes: themselves. "One of the major sagas of the [latest] generation in science fiction."--Chicago Sun-Times Nearly a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed on Mars, and its transformation to an Earthlike planet is under way. But not everyone wants to see the process through. The methods are opposed by those determined to preserve their home planet's hostile, barren beauty. Led by the first generation of children born on Mars, these rebels are soon joined by a handful of the original settlers. Against this cosmic backdrop, passions, partnerships, and rivalries explode in a story as spectacular as the planet itself.


Author : Greg M. Sarwa
Publisher : Ampol Publishing
Release : 2012-09-01
Page : 258
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 : 0615696139
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What if you had just learned that your days are about to come to an end? Would you quietly accept your destiny, or would you fight this one final battle? And what if the demons of your past disturb the delicate reconciliation you thought you had found? These are the questions facing John Kadel in "If only I could...," a simple story about love. This is not a romance. It is a tale of the true and lasting love each of us dreams about, the undeniable love only some of us find in a lifetime of searching. John Kadel is a stubborn, single old man with a colorful past and questions for which he has no answers. Not long after his doctor hands him a death sentence, John runs into someone from his past.


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Del Rey
Release : 2021-11-23
Page : 800
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780593358856
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Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel - One of the most enthralling science fiction sagas ever written, Kim Stanley Robinson's epic trilogy concludes with Blue Mars--a triumph of prodigious research and visionary storytelling. "A breakthrough even from [Kim Stanley Robinson's] own consistently high levels of achievement."--The New York Times Book Review The red planet is no more. Now green and verdant, Mars has been dramatically altered from a desolate world into one where humans can flourish. The First Hundred settlers are being pulled into a fierce new struggle between the Reds, a group devoted to preserving Mars in its desert state, and the Green "terraformers." Meanwhile, Earth is in peril. A great flood threatens an already overcrowded and polluted planet. With Mars the last hope for the human race, the inhabitants of the red planet are heading toward a population explosion--or interplanetary war.


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Spectra
Release : 1997
Page : 761
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780553573350
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On the brink of completing the terraforming effort on Mars, colonists find their work complicated by a crisis on Earth, new colonization projects on Jupiter and Saturn, and the onset of a Martian ice age


Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
Release : 2010-08-01
Page : 300
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1597802514
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Kim Stanley Robinson has been an ongoing force in the Science Fiction genre for over twenty years, with his novels (Year’s of Rice and Salt, Forty Signs of Rain) crossing over to the mainstream, and routinely appearing on the New York Times best sellers list. During the 80s and early nineties, his short fiction continued to push the boundaries of science fiction, defining the science-focused side of the science fiction genre. Award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan worked with Kim Stanley Robinson to select the stories that make up this landmark volume. In addition to these reprints, The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson features a brand-new short story, "The Timpanist of the Berlin Philharmonic, 1942."


Author : Blake Lavak
Publisher :
Release : 2014-05-01
Page : 236
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780996102315
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"Own that Guy in 60 days" is quite unlike any of the dating self-help books currently on the market. It offers a fresh new perspective on the age old problem of dating. Rather than being written by "experts by training" who shroud their advice in complex dating and psychological theories, Blake Lavak has written an informative book from the unique position of an "expert by experience." This subtle change in author position, results in a potent and compelling book which is based on his own dating experiences, observations and interpretations. Blake captures the attention of the reader from the start, by writing in an honest, open and humorous way about his dating experiences and observations. He presents a book which is thought provoking, stimulating and motivating. He shares the dating strategies and methods which have been tried and tested by women throughout the ages and brings them to life through four women he considers to be skilled at the dating game. The book challenges prevailing dating advice, which suggests that women take a passive, rather than active, approach to dating. In his book, Blake directly addresses the modern day women's basic confusion which arises from mixed social messages regarding feminism and masculinity. Modern women are encouraged to be masculine in business which equates to being bold, brave and direct, and feminine in their romantic life which equates to being passive, docile, amenable and patient. Blake empowers women to have the confidence to use all of their strengths through interactions containing both feminine and masculine traits, to ultimately get and keep the man of their dreams. In a novel approach, Blake presents both the successes and misfortunes associated with employing the dating techniques he describes. This allows the reader to decide for themselves how they may adapt and employ the techniques. Blake suggests that women who are successful are bold, but that they are simultaneously subtle and thoughtful in how they do it. Some of the techniques Blake describes may appear shocking and provocative, but the psychological and emotional impact they have on men are real, powerful and long lasting. If practiced, the principles contained within his book will encourage you to proactively engage and connect with the dating process differently. If you are unsatisfied with your current dating experiences and achievements, and want to have a dating experience which ends up with the results you want this is the book for you. Dr Imara Hurlingham April 2014