New York 2140

New York 2140

It is 2140. 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...

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Title:New York 2140
Author:Kim Stanley Robinson
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ISBN:031626234X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:613 pages

New York 2140 Reviews

  • KWinks
    Mar 22, 2017
    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. Th...
  • Kate
    Dec 28, 2016
    What an immersive read!A review: https://forwinternights.wordpress.com......
  • Everdeen Mason
    Mar 08, 2017
    From WaPo column: Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 (Orbit) feels eerily prescient at times. Here Robinson (“Aurora,” “2312”) explores the lives of several residents of an apartment building in Manhattan after global warming has caused almost all of the world’s coast...
  • Jeremy Hornik
    Apr 05, 2017
    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...
  • Melanie
    Mar 04, 2017
    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 Ci...
  • Anna
    Apr 16, 2017
    I have often complained about the lack of climate change novels. This is a novel about climate change and you know what? I absolutely loved it! ‘New York 2140’ was just what I wanted: a big novel about a city, its people, and its politics changing with the climate. As in Red Mars, Kim Stan...
  • Dan Bloom
    Mar 09, 2017
    I loved how literary critic at the Washington Post Ms. Everdeen Mason put in her review column the other day online at the Post website: ''The book is a strange hybrid. It has the tenacious, encyclopedic detail that Robinson is known for, the big ideas of a modern Cli-Fi novel and the twists and tur...
  • Patrick Justo
    Mar 26, 2017
    Some immediate observations: - this is perhaps the most emotional I've seen Kim Stanley Robinson (KSR). I don't mean that the characters are more emotional than any other KSR characters. I mean that the authorial voice, the omniscient third person narrator of the book, is more emotional than KSR has...
  • Nicwalmsley
    Mar 29, 2017
    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. Bummed because KSR ...
  • Bart
    Apr 08, 2017
    It’s no denying I’m a KSR fanboy. It’s also no denying I avidly share the same concerns as so many: climate change, rising inequality, the grip of finance on global politics. So I really wanted to like this book. And I did – up unto the first 250 pages. The remaining 363, not so ...