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New York 2140
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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 tides.

And how we too will change.

Title:New York 2140
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:613 pages
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    New York 2140 Reviews

  • 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...

  • Kate
    Dec 28, 2016

    What an immersive read!A review:

  • 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 section...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 som...

  • 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, encyclope...

  • 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 t...

  • 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 yo...

  • Rob
    Apr 24, 2017

    ...Robinson may have shifted his attention a bit compared to other books, New York 2140 is nevertheless a fine example of his writing. Socially engaged, well researched and infused with a great sense ...