New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a bold and brilliant vision of New York City in the next century.
As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city.
There is the market trader, who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear - along with the lawyers, of course.
There is the internet star, beloved by millions for her airship adventures, and the building's manager, quietly respected for his attention to detail. Then there are two boys who don't live there, but have no other home - and who are more important to its future than anyone might imagine.
Lastly there are the coders, temporary residents on the roof, whose disappearance triggers a sequence of events that threatens the existence of all - and even the long-hidden foundations on which the city rests.
New York 2140 is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel, from a writer uniquely qualified to the story of its future.
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Utterly immersive and unexpectedly hopeful -- RT BOOK REVIEWS One of the most exciting books in climate change fiction yet written... Both immensely readable and timely -- LITHUB There have been more than a few environmental catastrophe tales set in a future New York, but possibly none of them have been this interesting -- LOCUS This may well be Robinson's masterpiece and is surely the most important piece of sf in years -- MORNING STAR Only sci-fi can drown Manhattan and make you want to live there -- BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK Starkly beautiful and fundamentally optimistic -- THE CONVERSATION Like all great sci-fi, New York 2140 is as much inward-looking as it is forward- . . . Robinson's work has a strong, intelligent social conscience -- GQ It's near impossible to capture the vibrance of the entire city in the span of one single novel, yet Kim Stanley Robinson manages to do just that and more -- NEWSWEEK Even at 600-plus pages, there's a leanness to the prose that keeps the plot moving forwards . . . Robinson handles setpieces with aplomb -- SFX Robinson's writing is so evocative that you can imagine that any one of his paragraphs could feature in the film of the book . . . a thoughtful, innovative page turner -- STARBURST Robinson seamlessly binds together characters and narrative strands . . . An immensely enjoyable reading experience * SciFiNow * Robinson is one of the world's finest working novelists, in any genre. New York 2140 is a towering novel about a genuinely grave threat to civilisation -- GUARDIAN
Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. He is the author of over twenty previous books, including the acclaimed Mars trilogy and the New York Times besteller, 2312. He lives in Davis, California.