Kim Stanley Robinson
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Winner of the Nebula Award for Best SF Novel of the Year
The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future.
The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Only 143 pages in and I cannot bear it!
Great read, poorly formatted
This is a great read. A great example of Robinson being on his game. Seems a bit derivative of the Mars Trilogy, but it works here. Also like the Mars Trilogy, it feels like a pulpy romance novel at times, but again it works in its context.
The formatting of this ebook, however is a disaster. It seems like there is some columnar text that got trashed and clearly some other issues. It's unreadable at times. I really hope to see this addressed.
Science majors will get it
I made it through the whole thing! Now I feel like I can whip up some atmosphere, throw in some big machinery, and wow I've made my own plant habitable.
I give the author props for the descriptions of our galaxy, I just am not sure reading a book of fiction is suppose to be so dry. One of my favorite authors is Neil Stephenson so I a familiar with what I call "tough reads". This book was no way up to par in story or fresh ideas for science fiction. One of the main reasons I tried it was from a review stating it was close to Neil's work.
I'm sorry to say I don't recommend it. Hopefully, now that the author has gone through spitting out all their info they will focus more on a really good story line. I saw the ending coming a mile away.