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New York 2140A New Vision Of The Future From Kim Stanley Robinson, The New York Times Best Selling Author Of Science Fiction Masterworks Such As The Mars Trilogy, 2312, And Aurora.The Waters Rose, Submerging New York City.But The Residents Adapted, And It Remained The Bustling, Vibrant Metropolis It Had Always Been Though Changed Forever.Every Street Became A Canal Every Skyscraper An Island.Through The Eyes Of The Varied Inhabitants Of One Building, Kim Stanley Robinson Shows Us How One Of Our Great Cities Will Change With The Rising Tides.And How We, Too, Will Change Listening Length 22 Hours And 34 Minutes

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    ARC provided by Hachette in exchange for an honest review.All of the skyscrapers in the year 2140 are like miniature islands from the extremely elevated sea levels due to the effects of global warming This book is a two year look into the residence of a very famous skyscraper complex in New York City We get to see these individuals lives coincide with one another, and showcase some events that they all take part in to make New York a better place to live Yes, it can be slow at times, but that is what is somewhat expected with family sagas and these people are for sure a family at this point , but the importance of this book is undeniable I hope it doesn t take until 2140 for the people of our world to open their eyes and change As always, each neighborhood was a little world, with a particular character Some of them looked fine, others were bedraggled, still others abandoned It wasn t always clear why any given neighborhood should look the way it did Things happened, a building held or fell down, its surroundings followed Very contingent, very volatile, very high risk Occupants whose life we follow that live in The Met Life Tower on Madison Square Vlade The building manager, with a tragic past Very caring, helpful, handy, and just a little cinnamon roll in general Mutt Coder who i...


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    This is a novel of great and towering ideas, indeed SF idea novels have a long and fantastic tradition in SF and I ll be honest I love them all It s a very specific and niche SF, but thank the heavens, Robinson made it big enough in people s estimations to be able to keep writing the fantastically deep stuff and let the world building go wild.Remember 2312 Remember the Mars trilogy He dives deep into location and gives us a very broad view of a whole world or a whole time, drilling deep into how the society works while simultaneously having TON to say about ours.Not only that, but in this novel, he manages to pull off something that I kinda feel like he always seems to have a bit of trouble with the characters There s even a solid economic plot here, threaded pretty expertly among really fascinating sub plots all directly tied to this New York City of the future after all the waterlines have risen across the world.The only time that this DOESN T feel like a long love letter to this NYC of the future that s not only breathing but fighting for it s life and culture like a character of its own, is with the extinction of subspecies subplot that takes us all over the place in a dirigible With nuclear blasts that take out polar bears, floating balloon cities in Canada, or a naked butt over a treeline for an eager online audience Truly, this may not be a novel for everyone, but it IS a novel for all you lovers of the Idea Novel sub genre, the kind of read that takes you to th...


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    2.5ish stars.An epic slice of life story Is that too big of a contradiction It s a behemoth and I don t think it really needs to be I feel like I still would have caught Robinson s vision and adequately understood all of the relevant points with about 200 fewer pages The future vision of New York is really cool, especially because it s so much recognizable and believable than 90% of dystopian cli fi whatever novels that take place in the future There are many similar books with much ridiculous representations of the future that are praised for their plausibility, and maybe I m naive but I read them and think nope This, though This is inevitable That aspect is the main thing to love It s interesting getting to see the plain old day to day of some different residents, but the characterizations themselves are never better than decent The plot isn t a plot so much as a random smattering of glim...


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    This is a compelling idea ruined by flabby writing and awful dialogue I got angrier and angrier at the waste of my time as I read this The level of my anger is totally unwarranted All I can tell you is how I feel.Best stuff descriptions of the disaster and how the city came through it, technical descriptions of the problems of life in partly submerged skyscrapers.Worst stuff WHY DO ALL THESE CHARACTERS FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE SEEM TO THINK AND TALK THE SAME TO ME It s maddening.After reading half of this brick, I got bored and started jumping ahead I got enough of the plot resolution to figure out that I was glad I d skipped ahead There s a very compelling setting here,...


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    Liked this one a lot Lots of commentary on the lack of ethics in the global financial system, climate change, extinction events, species at risk, behaviour of people after major events disastersand lots There are several characters, and the author shifts between them each chapter I enjoyed this book with the long, rambling plot the little details about finance and the relationship between central banks, government and the big banks who are all playing with our money There s also a mystery surrounding the kidnapping of two of the PoV characters that takes much of the book to resolve I was also intrigued by the author s speculation of how people would cope and adapt after coastal cities, and specifically, New York City was flooded by melting ice at the poles, thanks to climate change I liked the changing PoVs, in particular the sardonic and sarcastic citizen providing historical ...


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    While it is not fair to call this a slugfest, it s pretty close There were entire sections cough Franklin and cough citizen that made me want to stab my eyes out in sheer boredom, other sections went speedily, entertainingly well I loved the boys, Roberto and Stefan I really liked Vlade The actual climate bits were amazing, everything from the polar bears to the ice boats I especially loved the treasure hunting This is just my humble reader opinion, but I felt that the female characters were so very.created Look, we have the aged hippy, the strong black woman cop who used to be a prize fighter , the reality star diva with a heart of gold..meh It felt like stock photos do when you look at them Also, Franklin s, complete 360 did not fly with me AT ALL Here s the thing, as a CliFi novel, it s awesome As a political novel it swell, I m not sure.is it a call to arms What it feels like is several different novels jammed together into one big book What it was missing, for me, was charm Seriou...


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    Robinson s epic of the Big Apple post climate catastrophe follows multiple characters living in the same high rise building The various storylines converge around the search for two missing residents who may hold the answer to why a real estate group is suddenly trying to buy out the other residents and take over the building Like all of Robinson s novels, New York 2140 is peppered with political and economic lectures some interesting, some tedious The most transparent flaw in all of Robinson s fiction is his tendency to engineer his stories to mold whatever message he wants to impart to the reader, and this novel is par for the course he seems to be aware of this at one point one of the characters actually points it out Robinson is also a gifted prose writer and intuitive humanist, and New York 2140 features some of his fleshiest and most sympathetic characters, as well as some of his most thrilling sequences This novel is wort...


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    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Octaviasdottir New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson Did you ever read Waiting for Godot No Did you ever read Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead No Did you ever read Kiss of the Spider Woman No Did you ever read Jeff, stop it I ve never read anything Some coders read Yeah that s right I ve read The R Cookbook Also, Everything you Always Wanted to Know about R Also, R for Dummies I don t like R In New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson After having read the latest Stanley Robinson, a scene in Kurosawa s One Wonderful Sunday from 1947 popped up in my mind, where at the very beginning two young lovers plead with the cinema audience to support young lovers everywhere and clap and cheer as they imagine themselves performing Schub...


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    About a third of the way though and getting so bored I had to stop and make a note about it There s no story, just a bunch of people wandering around The few plot hooks are flimsy and small And some of the characters are just too explicitly mouthpieces for a political message ...

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