NOMINATED FOR THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2018
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 tell the story of its future.
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Of course it’s political
This is a book by Kim Stanley Robinson; of course it’s political, just as all of his other books are. Potentially these low reviews are from people expecting an audiobook priced at $5 to be junk sci-fi. Instead this is a solid novel discussing today’s issues with a science fiction story just as every great sci-fi book does.
political and not entertaining
i tried to listen to this book three times. each time, i had to stop due to the heavy handed politics and uninteresting storyline. it could have been a cool concept--with a better storyteller and without the constant political messages. blech. gross. nope. just stop.
Liked the characters but went to much into politics. If it just stuck with the story and did not try to be a sjw would have been better. Barely could finish.