Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2312-Kim Stanley Robinson


Kim Stanley Robinson

Orbit, May 22 2012, $25.99

ISBN 9780316098120

Early in the twenty-fourth century, mankind has spread across the solar system to other planets, moons and rocks. On Mercury, the city of Terminator is a technological wonder as it moves to elude the sun’s lethal rays.

In Terminator, Alex, the Lion Of Mercury, dies from a brain aneurism after a fruitful one hundred and ninety one years. Her impact is far reaching as Alex strongly pushed societal changes to match the advances of technology to insure no one was left behind. Her significant other Mqaret struggles with his grief so he goes to his lab where mourning Biome designer Swan Er Hong visits him as she deals with the death of her beloved grandmother. Mqaret introduces Swan to League investigator Jean Genette. The asteroids cop was on Mercury for a conference. He questions Swan and Mqaret implying that Alex was murdered. Alex’s close friend Titan diplomat Fitz Wahram arrives to pay his respects. Soon a series of unexplained phenomena starting with a meteor shower assaulting the city happens. The designer, the diplomat and the cop team to investigate only to find a dangerous scenario that threatens Alex’s legacy, the current social, technological and economic interweave throughout the solar system,

This is a superb futuristic science fiction that deftly weaves the vivid Robinson solar system as the background platform for a terrific action-packed investigative conspiracy thriller. The protagonists possess differing personalities partly due to their diverse geography and occupations. Their tour guides the audience on a thought-provoking exciting adventure,

Harriet Klausner


A Question Of ITIL said...

Great writer!
2312 is coming out this week! It promises to be amazing!

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Marlene Detierro said...

Robinson's literary sf allusions work in more than one way -- for example, the mission of the Ursuline order, founded in the 1500s, was/is to provide rigorous education to women.

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