FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RED MARS AND NEW YORK 2140
Before Kim Stanley Robinson Robinson terraformed Mars, he wrote three science fiction novels set in Orange County, California, where he grew up. These alternate futuresone a post-apocalypse, one an if-this-goes-on future reminiscent of Philip K. Dick, and one an ecological utopiaform a whole that illuminates, enchants, and inspires.
What if ...there was a limited nuclear war that left the United States in blockaded, fragmented, the few survivors living in the ruins of a once-great nation?
What if…..this goes on, and technology continues to accelerate, and power continues to be consolidated into corporate culture, a developer’s dream world gone mad: an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls, and designer drugs?
What if…..a revolution happens, and the US addresses climate change in a responsible way. Is a future green Utopia all that great when you’re young and in love?
With a new introduction by Francis Spufford, bestselling author of Golden Hill and Red Plenty.
“[Robinson] invites us to share his characters’ intensely personal, intensely local attachment to what they have. The result may shame you into entertaining new hope for the future.”
The New York Times on Pacific Edge
About the Author
KIM STANLEY ROBINSON is the author of more than 20 books, including the international bestselling Mars trilogy: Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars, and more recently Red Moon, New York 2140, and 2312. In 2008 he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy awards. In 2016 he received the Heinlein Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction. In 2017 he was given the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society.