• Une écotopie californienne.
    Dans un monde qui travaille à redécouvrir l'harmonie avec la nature, la petite ville d'El Modena, en Californie, prend l'aspect d'une utopie sociale et écologique. Pourtant, Kevin Claiborne, jeune architecte et constructeur qui a grandi dans ce monde plus vert, se trouve impliqué dans une lutte afin de préserver la vie équilibrée de sa communauté, contre les tentations d'exploitation et de corruption.
    Entre polar, projection politique et science-fiction utopiste, un jalon important dans l'oeuvre de Kim Stanley Robinson et un roman majeur de la fiction écologiste.

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    Le premier volet de la saga visionnaire et culte
    Demain. Cent pionniers s'embarquent à bord de l'Arès, un immense vaisseau spatial dans lequel ils vont voyager une année entière. Leur destination ? Mars. Seul un homme y a déjà posé le pied, John Boon, légende vivante qui s'est porté volontaire pour ce second voyage, sans espoir de retour vers la Terre. Car les hommes et les femmes de l'Arès devront aller au-delà de l'exploration : ils devront rendre habitable ce monde hostile, descendre dans ses canyons pour y chercher de la glace, ensemencer les vallées où coulèrent des fleuves, braver le désert pour y inventer de nouvelles villes avec des matériaux nouveaux. Mais ils devront surtout affronter leurs différences politiques et religieuses pour recommencer l'Histoire.

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    Aurora

    Kim Stanley Robinson

    Notre voyage depuis la Terre a commencé il y a des générations.
    À présent, nous nous approchons de notre destination.
    Aurora.
    Brillamment conçu et merveilleusement écrit, un roman majeur d'une des voix les plus puissantes de la science-fiction moderne. Aurora raconte l'histoire incroyable de notre premier voyage au-delà du système solaire, pour trouver un nouveau foyer.
    « Quelle saga ! De la science-fiction mêlant physique, biologie, sociologie, ainsi qu'un portrait réaliste et complexe de l'humanité. » Tom Hanks
    « L'un de nos romanciers les plus courageux, les plus droits et les plus optimistes. » The New Yorker
    « Si l'on devait choisir un seul auteur dont l'oeuvre établira la barre à atteindre pour la science-fiction à venir, ce serait Kim Stanley Robinson. » The New York Times
    « Certainement le meilleur roman de Robinson depuis sa monumentale Trilogie martienne, voire son meilleur tout court. » The Guardian
    « L'invention exaltante d'une technologie futuriste plausible et une imagination grandiose... Magnifique. » The Sunday Times

  • 'Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats . . . fans of the Mars books will delight in this novel; new readers will be astonished by the depth, breadth and power of Robinson's invention' - SUNDAY TIMES
    'Polymathic, visionary brilliance' - FINANCIAL TIMESWinner of the 2013 Nebula Award for Best NovelThe year is 2312. Scientific advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer our only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system, on moons, planets and in between. But in 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront our past, present and future. The first event takes place on Mercury, in the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. For Swan Er Hong, it will change her life. Once a designer of worlds, now Swan will be led into a plot to destroy them. 2312 is a bold vision of humanity's future and a compelling portrait of those individuals who will shape its events.Novels by Kim Stanley Robinson:Icehenge
    The Memory of Whiteness
    A Short, Sharp Shock
    Antarctica
    The Years of Rice and Salt
    Galileo's Dream
    2312
    Shaman
    Aurora
    New York 2140
    Red Moon

  • Le deuxième volet de la saga visionnaire et culte
    Les hommes ont débarqué sur Mars et sont parvenus à rendre vivable ce nouveau monde. Mais ils ont changé, eux aussi. Depuis leur révolution, durement réprimée, de 2061, les Cent Premiers se sont dispersés sur toute l'étendue de la planète. Certains, bâtisseurs de villes radieuses, vivent au grand jour sous la surveillance orbitale de l'ONU. D'autres ont rejoint la résistance, ses opérations de sabotage écologique, ses factions extrémistes, Mars-Unistes ou Rouges. À tout moment, le rêve d'une Mars paisible peut s'effondrer. Pendant ce temps, sur Terre, une multinationale a compris l'enjeu : il faut libéreraliser Mars, avec ceux qui sont en train d'en faire Mars la verte.

  • Le troisième et dernier volet de la saga visionnaire et culte
    Le Vert a triomphé, Mars est " terraformée ". Ceux qui espéraient préserver la planète rouge dans sa terrible beauté ont perdu la bataille. Leur objectif, désormais : empêcher l'invasion des Terriens. Et qu'importe si, sur la planète mère, la situation est désespérée : un déluge cataclysmique a fait monter l'eau des océans, aggravant une surpopulation déjà critique. Poussés par le désespoir, les Terriens sont prêts à tout, et même à déclarer la guerre à Mars. Il s'agit alors maintenant de conquérir les autres planètes du système solaire. Les premiers colons s'embarquent dans des astéroïdes évidés pour des voyages de plusieurs dizaines d'années. Un nouveau départ pour l'humanité ?

  • D'une mission en Antarctique aux terrifiantes tempêtes de la planète rouge, Les Martiens met en scène toute une galerie de personnages, colonisateurs de la planète soeur magistralement décrite par Kim Stanley Robinson dans sa trilogie martienne, l'un des grands classiques de la science-fiction.
    Depuis l'épopée des Cent - les premiers explorateurs -, ce sont des générations d'hommes et de femmes qui ont transformé en colonie durable ce qui n'était au départ qu'un avant-poste à l'existence bien ténue. Les expéditions internationales ont débouché sur la création d'un monde qui a connu une évolution inéluctable, avec son cortège de luttes politiques, de révolutions et de conflits armés. A une époque où la longévité est de l'ordre d'un siècle et demi, Les Martiens raconte l'épopée de générations d'humains vivant aux limites de la frontière ultime, où les paysages façonnés par les hommes sont sans cesse en butte aux monstrueux caprices de la nature. Les Martiens, c'est la chronique épique d'une planète qui représente l'un des refuges les plus plausibles de l'humanité. A l'horizon 2050, autrement dit demain...

  • 60 jours et après Nouv.

    La Terre est en danger. Et si des mesures drastiques pour freiner le réchauffement climatique ne sont pas prises, l'humanité court droit à sa perte.
    Cette année, Washington vit un hiver des plus capricieux : froid sibérien et chaleur tropicale se succèdent de façon alarmante. Démocrate passionné d'écologie, Phil Chase vient d'être élu président des Etats-Unis. Dès son entrée en fonction, il prend la décision la plus ambitieuse depuis le New Deal de Roosevelt : faire appel aux savants du monde entier afin de sauver la Terre et les hommes d'une catastrophe climatique imminente. Les soixante premiers jours de son mandat vont être décisifs. Le décompte a donc commencé pour son équipe constituée de scientifiques et d'hommes politiques chargés d'empêcher le désastre. Mais n'est-il pas déjà trop tard ? D'autant que certaines agences oeuvrent dans l'ombre en vue de saboter leurs efforts...

  • 50° au-dessous de zéro Nouv.

    Des pluies diluviennes ont submergé Washington. Peu à peu, les eaux se retirent, mais les inondations ont eu des conséquences effroyables...
    Beaucoup de logements sont devenus inhabitables, les sans-abri sont légion. Et les catastrophes s'enchaînent: la montée des eaux océaniques raye de la carte les nations insulaires, et les Etats-Unis sont frappés par une vague de froid qui fait craindre au gouvernement le début d'une nouvelle ère glacière.
    Au sein de la Fondation nationale pour la science, Frank Vanderwal doit agir. Vite. Il y va de la survie de la planète.
    Mais les enjeux de la science ne sont pas toujours politiques...
    Après Les Quarante Signes de la pluie, le deuxième volet de la nouvelle trilogie de Kim Stanley Robinson, l'un des plus grands auteurs contemporains de science-fiction, est aussi un plaidoyer humaniste et écologique remarquablement documenté sur l'avenir de la Terre.

  • New York 2140

    Kim Stanley Robinson

    Une vision audacieuse et brillante de la ville de New York au siècle prochain, finaliste du prix Hugo, catégorie « meilleur roman ».

    Avec l'élévation du niveau des mers, chaque avenue est devenue un canal, chaque gratte-ciel, une île. Pour les habitants d'un immeuble de Madison Square, cependant, New York en 2140 est loin d'être seulement une cité submergée par les eaux. Il y a le trader, qui trouve des opportunités là où d'autres voient des problèmes. Il y a la policière, dont le travail ne disparaîtra jamais... de même que celui des avocats, bien sûr.
    Il y a la star d'Internet, adulée par des millions de personnes pour ses aventures en dirigeable, et le gérant de l'immeuble, respecté par tous pour son souci du détail. Et puis il y a deux gamins qui n'habitent pas ici, mais qui n'ont pas d'autre foyer, et qui sont plus importants que quiconque pourrait l'imaginer.
    Enfin, il y a les codeurs résidant temporairement sur le toit, et dont la disparition provoque une série d'événements qui vont menacer la vie de tous, et jusqu'aux fondations secrètes sur lesquelles repose la ville...

    Bienvenue à New York en 2140.

    « Dans quelques décennies, la science-fiction de Robinson ne sera peut-être plus de la fiction. » - Atlantic
    « S'il fallait choisir un écrivain dont l'oeuvre fera référence pour la science-fiction à l'avenir, ce serait Kim Stanley Robinson. » - The New York Times
    « À une époque marquée par les dystopies et les apocalypses, Robinson est l'un de nos meilleurs conteurs : plus courageux, plus moral et plus optimiste. » - The New Yorker
    « L'un des meilleurs écrivains au monde, peu importe le genre littéraire. New York 2140 est un roman grandiose qui traite d'une véritable menace pour la civilisation. » - The Guardian
    « Le thriller que Robinson situe dans cette ville inondée est saisissant. Mais c'est l'imaginaire radical de ce livre qui le rend si difficile à lâcher. » - Business Insider

  • 'Vivid and beautiful . . . Astonishing' - Guardian'A thrilling journey through an age of ice and stone - one of Kim Stanley Robinson's best!' - Greg BearAn award-winning and bestselling SF writer, Kim Stanley Robinson is widely acknowledged as one of the most exciting and visionary writers in the field. His latest novel, 2312, imagined how we would be living 300 years from now. Now, with his new novel, he turns from our future to our past - to the Palaeolithic era, and an extraordinary moment in humanity's development. An emotionally powerful and richly detailed portrayal of life 30,000 years ago, it is a novel that will appeal both to his existing fans and a whole new mainstream readership.An extraordinary portrayal of life in the Palaeolithic era, 30,000 years into our past, by the multi-award-winning author described recently by the Sunday Times as 'one of science fiction's greats'Novels by Kim Stanley Robinson: Icehenge
    The Memory of Whiteness
    A Short, Sharp Shock
    Antarctica
    The Years of Rice and Salt
    Galileo's Dream
    2312
    Shaman
    Aurora
    New York 2140
    Red Moon

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    Demain à Washington...
    Anna et Charlie Quibler oeuvrent aux applications des découvertes scientifiques visant à améliorer la vie sur terre, Anna comme chef de projet à la National Science Foundation, Charlie au titre de conseiller pour l'environnement de Phil Chase, sénateur plein de bonne volonté mais d'une efficacité relative. Or l'enjeu est de taille : il s'agit d'alerter le monde sur les dangers du réchauffement climatique global et de convaincre une administration réticente de prendre les mesures qui s'imposent. L'urgence devient criante lorsque la banquise se délite au Groenland, empêchant le Gulf Stream d'exercer son action régulatrice. Dès lors, c'est la réaction en chaîne : de terribles tempêtes frappent la Californie, puis éclatent un peu partout dans l'hémisphère Nord : des pluies torrentielles s'abattent sur Washington, qui est engloutie sous les eaux. Pour l'humanité, l'adoption des lois préparées par Charlie est désormais une question de vie ou de mort...

  • Bestselling, award-winning, author Kim Stanley Robinson continues his groundbreaking trilogy of eco-thrillers-and propels us deeper into the awesome whirlwind of climatic change. 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-which could trigger another phenomenon: abrupt climate change, resulting in temperatures...
    When the storm got bad, scientist Frank Vanderwal was at work, formalizing his return to the National Science Foundation for another year. He'd left the building just in time to help sandbag at Arlington Cemetery. Now that the torrent was over, large chunks of San Diego had eroded into the sea, and D.C. was underwater.
    Shallow lakes occupied the most famous parts of the city. Reagan Airport was awash and the Potomac had spilled beyond its banks. Rescue boats dotted the saturated cityscape. Everything Frank and his colleagues in the halls of science and politics feared had culminated in this massive disaster. And now the world looked to them to fix it.
    Whatever Frank can do, now that he is homeless, he'll have to do from his car. He's not averse to sleeping outdoors. Years of research have made him hyperaware of his status as just another primate. That plus his encounter with a Tibetan Buddhist has left him resolved to live a more authentic life.
    Hopefully, this will prepare him for whatever is to come....
    For even as D.C. bails out from the flood, a more extreme climate change looms. With the melting of the polar ice caps shutting down the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, another Ice Age could be imminent. The last time it happened, eleven thousand years ago, it took just three years to start.
    Once again Kim Stanley Robinson uses his remarkable vision, trademark wry wit, and extraordinary insight into the complexity between man and nature to take us to the brink of disaster-and slightly beyond.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • At the heart of a provocative narrative that stretches from Renaissance Italy to the moons of Jupiter is the father of modern science: Galileo Galilei. To the inhabitants of the Jovian moons, Galileo is a revered figure whose actions will influence the subsequent history of the human race. From the summit of their distant future, a charismatic renegade named Ganymede travels to the past to bring Galileo forward in an attempt to alter history and ensure the ascendancy of science over religion. And if that means Galileo must be burned at the stake, so be it. From Galileo’s heresy trial to the politics of far-future Jupiter, Kim Stanley Robinson illuminates the parallels between a distant past and an even more remote future--in the process celebrating the human spirit and calling into question the convenient truths of our own moment in time.


  • The dazzling novel from the acclaimed author of the groundbreaking MARS trilogy follows Galileo on an amazing journey from the dawn of the modern world to a future on the verge of a completely new scientific breakthrough.
    Late Renaissance Italy still abounds in alchemy and Aristotle, yet it trembles on the brink of the modern world. Galileo's new telescope encapsulates all the contradictions of this emerging reality.
    Then one night a stranger presents a different kind of telescope for Galileo to peer through. Galileo is not sure if he is in a dream, an enchantment, a vision, or something else as yet undefined. The blasted wasteland he sees when he points the telescope at Jupiter, of harsh yellows and reds and blacks, looks just like hell as described by the Catholic church, and Galileo is a devout Catholic.
    But he's also a scientist, perhaps the very first in history. What he's looking at is the future, the world of Jovian humans three thousand years hence. He is looking at Jupiter from the vantage point of one of its moons whose inhabitants maintain that Galileo has to succeed in his own world for their history to come to pass.
    Their ability to reach back into the past and call Galileo "into resonance" with the later time is an action that will have implications for both periods, and those in between, like our own.
    By day Galileo's life unfurls in early seventeenth century Italy, leading inexorably to his trial for heresy. By night Galileo struggles to be a kind of sage, or an arbiter in a conflict ... but understanding what that conflict might be is no easy matter, and resolving his double life is even harder.
    This sumptuous, gloriously thought-provoking and suspenseful novel recalls Robinson's magnificent Mars books as well as bringing to us Galileo as we have always wanted to know him, in full.

  • With the incomparable vision and breathtaking detail that brought his now-classic Mars@20@ @21@trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author KIM STANLEY ROBINSON boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know....@16@@16@@20@The Years of Rice and Salt@16@ @16@@21@It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur@95@#8211;the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe@95@#8217;s population was destroyed. But what if? What if the plague killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been@95@#8211;a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt. @16@@16@This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world@95@#8217;s greatest scientific minds@95@#8211;in India. This is a universe where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions and Christianity is merely a historical footnote. @16@@16@Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry. Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power, and even love on such an Earth. From the steppes of Asia to the shores of the Western Hemisphere, from the age of Akbar to the present and beyond, here is the stunning story of the creation of a new world.@16@@16@@16@@18@From the Hardcover edition.@19@

  • Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel • Soon to be a series on Spike TV
    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.
    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 who are 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.
    Praise for Green Mars
    “One of the major sagas of the [latest] generation in science fiction.”--Chicago Sun-Times
    “Dense as a diamond and as sharp; it makes even most good novels seem pale and insignificant by comparison.”--The Washington Post Book World
    “Grand in scope, meticulous in detail.”--The New York Times Book Review
    From the Paperback edition.

  • 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

  • The bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt returns with 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 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 an increasingly steamy summer in the nation's capital as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler cares for his young son and deals with the frustrating politics of global warming. Charlie must find a way to get a skeptical administration to act before it's too late--and his progeny find themselves living in Swamp World. But the political climate poses almost as great a challenge as the environmental crisis when it comes to putting the public good ahead of private gain.
    While Charlie struggles to play politics, his wife, Anna, takes a more rational approach to the looming crisis in her work at the National Science Foundation. There a proposal has come in for a revolutionary process that could solve the problem of global warming--if it can be recognized in time. But when a race to control the budding technology begins, the stakes only get higher. As these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of modern science, they are unaware that fate is about to put an unusual twist on their work--one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.
    With style, wit, and rare insight into our past, present, and possible future, this captivating novel propels us into a world on the verge of unprecedented change--in a time quite like our own. Here is Kim Stanley Robinson at his visionary best, offering a gripping cautionary tale of progress--and its price--as only he can tell it.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel • Soon to be a series on Spike TV
    Discover the novel that launched one of science fiction’s most beloved, acclaimed, and awarded trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson’s masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.
    For centuries, the barren, desolate landscape of the red planet has beckoned to humankind. Now a group of one hundred colonists begins a mission whose ultimate goal is to transform Mars into a more Earthlike planet. They will place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels drilled into the mantle will create stupendous vents of hot gases. But despite these ambitious goals, there are some who would fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed.
    Praise for Red Mars
    “A staggering book . . . the best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written.”--Arthur C. Clarke
    “Absorbing . . . a scientifically informed imagination of rare ambition at work.”--The New York Times Book Review
    “Tremendous . . . a high-water mark in novels of Earth emigration.”--The Washington Post Book World
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is one of science fiction's most honored series, with Red Mars winning the distinguished Nebula Award, and both Green Mars and Blue Mars honored with the Hugo. A modern-day classic of the genre, this epic saga deftly portrays the human stories behind Earth's most ambitious project yet: the terraforming of Mars.
    Now, following the publication of his acclaimed adventure novel, Antarctica, Robinson returns to the realm he has made his own, in a work that brilliantly weaves together a futuristic setting with a poetic vision of the human spirit engaged in a drama as ancient as mankind itself.
    From a training mission in Antarctica to blistering sandstorms sweeping through labyrinths of barren canyons, the interwoven stories of The Martians set in motion a sprawling cast of characters upon the surface of Mars. As the planet is transformed from an unexplored and forbidding terrain to a troubled image of a re-created Earth, we meet men and women who are bound together by their experiences on Mars and with each other.
    Among them are Michel, a French psychologist dazzled by the beauty around him; Maya, a woman whose ill-fated love affairs lead to her first voyage to Mars; and Roger, a tall Martian-born guide who lacks social skills but has the courage to survive on the planet's dangerous yet strangely compelling surface.
    Beginning with the First Hundred explorers, generations of friends, enemies, and lovers are swept up in the drama that is Earth's tenuous toehold on Mars. International exploration turns into world building; world building degenerates into political conflict, revolution, and war.
    Following the strands of these lives and events, in an age when human life has been extended for decades, The Martians becomes the story of generations lived on the edge of the ultimate frontier, in a landscape of constant man-made and natural transformation.
    This new masterpiece by Kim Stanley Robinson is a story of hope and disappointment, of fierce physical and psychological struggles. Both deeply human and scientifically cutting edge, The Martians is the epic chronicle of a planet that represents one of humanity's most glorious possibilities.
    A Letter from Kim Stanley Robinson:
    "When I finished Blue Mars, I realized I wasn't done with Mars yet. There were things I still wanted to say about the place, and about my characters from the trilogy, and there were a number of sidebar stories and characters that had found no place in the trilogy's structure. I also had a couple of precursor Mars stories that did not fit the trilogy's history--'Exploring Fossil Canyon' and 'Green Mars'--and I had held these out of my earlier story collections thinking they belonged with the Mars group."
    So all this material was there, and as I wrote Antarctica, I found myself drawn back into the matter of Mars repeatedly, by the discovery of possible life in meteorite AHL8004 and by the Pathfinder landing. I decided to make a collection of Martian tales, and as I put them in roughly chronological order, I saw that they seemed to be adding up to their own larger story, functioning as the trilogy's 'unconscious' or 'secret history'. Using all kinds of modes, from folk tales to scientific articles, from personal accounts to the full text of a constitution, I arranged things so that the book altogether tells the story of an underground and hard-to-see resistance to the terraforming described in the trilogy proper. I had a great time doing these stories, and hope they add up to my own version of a Martian Chronicles."
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel • Soon to be a series on Spike TV
    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.
    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.
    Praise for Blue Mars
    “A breakthrough even from [Robinson’s] own consistently high levels of achievement.”--The New York Times Book Review
    “Exhilarating . . . a complex and deeply engaging dramatization of humanity’s future.”--The Philadelphia Inquirer
    “[Blue Mars] brings the epic to a rousing conclusion.”--San Francisco Chronicle
    From the Paperback edition.


  • The second volume in the bestselling Mars trilogy - and now part of the Voyager Classics collection.
    Mars can be plundered - for the benefit of a ravaged Earth. It can be terraformed to suit Man's needs - frozen lakes form, lichen grows, the atmosphere slowly becomes breathable. But most importantly, Mars can be owned. On Earth, countries are bought and sold by the transnationals. Why not Mars too?
    Man's dream is underway, but so is his greatest test. The survivors of the First Hundred - Hiroko, Nadia, Maya and Simon among them - know that technology alone is not enough. Trust and co-operation are need to create a new world - but these qualities are as thin on the ground as the air they breathe.


  • In his first sixty days, President Phil Chase intends to prove he can change the world and solve climate change. A highly topical, witty and entertaining science thriller - the follow-up to Forty Days of Rain and Fifty Degrees Below.
    Frank Vanderwal, in the office of Presidential science advisor, finds something reassuring about the world being so messed up. It makes his own life look like part of a trend. He's been homeless for a year, the ex-husband of the love of his life did permanent injury to his nose - probably his brain - with a punch, and the love of his life has had to go into hiding from the secret service, which has Frank under surveillance, too ... but meanwhile there's the world to save. Frank's a scientist. He has to save the world so that science can proceed, obviously. This has become known as the Frank Principle.
    China is close to meltdown, the security agencies are in overdrive, carbon figures are close to cooking the world ... and the team has sixty days to establish a new reality.

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