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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...

  • Brad
    Mar 22, 2017

    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 heave...

  • Lata
    Jun 03, 2017

    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/

  • 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...

  • Kate
    Dec 28, 2016

    What an immersive read!A review:

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • ~Dani~ LazyTurtle's Books
    Apr 17, 2017

    Don't miss this week's Book Geeks Uncompromised podcast episode!1.5 starsJust over hundred years in the future parts of the ice caps have melted, causing the sea level to rise fifty feet, submerging m...

  • Andreas
    May 25, 2017

    Water, water everywhere - do you want an impression how your neighbourhood might look like?Here, you find a nice projection. Or in this novel:What a beautiful cover art - drowned Lower Manhattan, in t...