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Kim Stanley Robinson - Red ​Moon
Red ​Moon is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political intrigue from New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. It is twenty-five years since China established the first colony on the moon, and the lives of three people are about to collide. American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip there, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit to the moon for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. Finally, there is Chan Qi. Daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return home to China, in secret, the events that unfold will change everything - on the moon, and on Earth.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Vinland ​the Dream and Other Stories
These ​fourteen memorable tales of alternate and possible futures, including a new story on a Martian theme, demonstrate the versatility and range of Kim Stanley Robinson's literary talent. In elegant prose he tells of an elaborate archeological hoax; what happened when the Enola Gay crashed on a routine exercise, before it could drop the bomb on Hiroshima; a Dixieland revival in the far reaches of the galaxy; a confrontation with eternity atop a snowy Californian mountain ... Peopled by diverse characters whose experiences speak to us directly, the stories revolve around questions of history and meaning, leaving us to reflect on how what we know about the past influences the way we look at the present and the future.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Fifty ​Degrees Below
After ​years of denial and non-action, a near-future Earth faces a crossroad when it is threatened with the dire implications of global warming, an environmental crisis that ironically could unleash a devastating Ice Age on the planet.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Icehenge
It ​stands at Pluto's north pole - a mesmerising icehenge. Slabs of ice frozen harder than stone, towering two hundred feet above the crater-pocked surface. The central slab bears an inscription in Sanskrit. A message from alien race? Or the mark of a human-powered voyage that might have passed this way? There were vague rumours of such a ship, forgotten decades ago. But could the crew have survived? Did the ship exist at all?

Kim Stanley Robinson - Pacific ​Edge
2065: ​In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of el Modena, California, is an ecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up in this "green" world, now finds himself caught up in the struggle to preserve his community's idyllic way of life from the resurgent forces of greed and exploitation.

Kim Stanley Robinson - The ​Planet on the Table
In ​the past two years Robinson has published three well-received novels. This, his first collection of shorter work, is comprised of eight stories, including a World Fantasy Award winner and several Hugo and Nebula nominees. Robinson's strengths are a clean, clear style and a depth of characterization unusual for science fiction. Among the stories are "The Lucky Strike," which tells about bombardier Frank January, who in an alternate World War II, refuses to drop the Hiroshima bomb, a gesture that lands him in front of a firing squad and eventually ignites a world-wide peace and disarmament movement. In the award-winning novelette, "Black Air," a boy pressed into service on La Lavia, a galleon in the Spanish Armada, witnesses death in many forms when the Armada is smashed and La Lavia helplessly sails ever northward. The other tales here are similarly strong and imaginative.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Antarctica
A ​stark and inhospitable place, its landscape poses a challenge to survival; yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientist and adventurers. Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty that protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica's resources and eerie beauty to be plundered. As politicians and corporations move to determine its fate from half a world away, radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land. The winner of this critical battle will determine the future for this last great wilderness ...

Kim Stanley Robinson - Red ​Mars
The ​first novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's massively successful and lavishly praised Mars trilogy. 'The ultimate in future history' Daily Mail Mars -- the barren, forbidding planet that epitomises mankind's dreams of space conquest. From the first pioneers who looked back at Earth and saw a small blue star, to the first colonists -- hand-picked scientists with the skills necessary to create life from cold desert -- Red Mars is the story of a new genesis. It is also the story of how Man must struggle against his own self-destructive mechanisms to achieve his dreams: before he even sets foot on the red planet, factions are forming, tensions are rising and violence is brewing! for civilization can be very uncivilized.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Forty ​Signs of Rain
The ​bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt returns with a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation’s capital—and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines. When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It’s an increasingly steamy summer in the nation’s capital as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler cares for his young son and deals with the frustrating politics of global warming. Charlie must find a way to get a skeptical administration to act before it’s too late—and his progeny find themselves living in Swamp World. But the political climate poses almost as great a challenge as the environmental crisis when it comes to putting the public good ahead of private gain. While Charlie struggles to play politics, his wife, Anna, takes a more rational approach to the looming crisis in her work at the National Science Foundation. There a proposal has come in for a revolutionary process that could solve the problem of global warming—if it can be recognized in time. But when a race to control the budding technology begins, the stakes only get higher. As these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of modern science, they are unaware that fate is about to put an unusual twist on their work—one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm. With style, wit, and rare insight into our past, present, and possible future, this captivating novel propels us into a world on the verge of unprecedented change—in a time quite like our own. Here is Kim Stanley Robinson at his visionary best, offering a gripping cautionary tale of progress—and its price—as only he can tell it.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Green ​Mars
Nearly ​a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed, but the transformation of Mars to an Earthlike planet has just begun The plan is opposed by those determined to preserve the planets hostile, barren beauty. Led by rebels like Peter Clayborne, these young people are the first generation of children born on Mars. They will be joined by original settlers Maya Toitovna, Simon Frasier, and Sax Russell. Against this cosmic backdrop, passions, rivalries, and friendships explode in a story as spectacular as the planet itself.

Kim Stanley Robinson - The ​Best of Kim Stanley Robinson
Night ​Shade Books presents THE BEST OF KIM STANLEY ROBINSON, a retrospective overview of this Hugo winning author's best short fiction, including a brand new piece of short fiction - his first full-length story in over a decade. Kim Stanley Robinson has been an ongoing force in the Science Fiction genre for over twenty years, with his novels (Year's of Rice and Salt, Forty Signs of Rain) crossing over to the mainstream, and routinely appearing on the NY times best sellers list. During the 80s and early nineties, his short fiction continued to push the boundaries of science fiction, defining the science-focused side of the science fiction genre. Award winning editor Jonathan Strahan worked with Kim Stanley Robinson to select the stories that make up this landmark volume. In addition to these reprints, The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson features a brand new short story "The Timpanist of the Berlin Philharmonic, 1942."

Kim Stanley Robinson - Galileo's ​Dream
In ​a novel of stunning dimensions, the acclaimed author of the MARS trilogy brings us the story of the incredible life -- and death -- of Galileo, the First Scientist. Late Renaissance Italy still abounds in alchemy and Aristotle, yet it trembles on the brink of the modern world. Galileo's new telescope encapsulates all the contradictions of this emerging reality. Then one night a stranger presents a different kind of telescope for Galileo to peer through. Galileo is not sure if he is in a dream, an enchantment, a vision, or something else as yet undefined. The blasted wasteland he sees when he points the telescope at Jupiter, of harsh yellows and reds and blacks, looks just like hell as described by the Catholic church, and Galileo is a devout Catholic. But he's also a scientist, perhaps the very first in history. What he's looking at is the future, the world of Jovian humans three thousand years hence. He is looking at Jupiter from the vantage point of one of its moons whose inhabitants maintain that Galileo has to succeed in his own world for their history to come to pass. Their ability to reach back into the past and call Galileo "into resonance" with the later time is an action that will have implications for both periods, and those in between, like our own. By day Galileo's life unfurls in early seventeenth century Italy, leading inexorably to his trial for heresy. By night Galileo struggles to be a kind of sage, or an arbiter in a conflict ...but understanding what that conflict might be is no easy matter, and resolving his double life is even harder. This sumptuous, gloriously thought-provoking and suspenseful novel recalls Robinson's magnificent Mars books as well as bringing to us Galileo as we have always wanted to know him, in full.

Kim Stanley Robinson - The ​Martians
The ​Mars trilogy has rapidly assumed the status of modern science fiction classic, capturing the imagination of hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. Now, with _The Martians_, comes Kim Stanley Robinson's essential companion to the Mars series. New novellas and short stories head the collection, featuring many of the trilogy's central characters in events previously only hinted at in the novels. Added to this are works on Martian mithology, the Martian Constitution, scientific extracts and a series of Mars-inspired poems. In short, _The Martians_ is a must for all lovers of the red planet.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Sixty ​Days and Counting
By ​the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world’s climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next. But the president-elect remains optimistic and doesn’t intend to give up without a fight. A maverick in every sense of the word, Chase starts organizing the most ambitious plan to save the world from disaster since FDR–and assembling a team of top scientists and advisers to implement it. For Charlie Quibler, this means reentering the political fray full-time and giving up full-time care of his young son, Joe. For Frank Vanderwal, hampered by a brain injury, it means trying to protect the woman he loves from a vengeful ex and a rogue “black ops” agency not even the president can control–a task for which neither Frank’s work at the National Science Foundation nor his study of Tibetan Buddhism can prepare him. In a world where time is running out as quickly as its natural resources, where surveillance is almost total and freedom nearly nonexistent, the forecast for the Chase administration looks darker each passing day. For as the last–and most terrible–of natural disasters looms on the horizon, it will take a miracle to stop the clock . . . the kind of miracle that only dedicated men and women can bring about.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Vörös ​Hold
_Harminc ​évvel előbbre járunk az időben, és már megszálltuk a Holdat_ Az amerikai Fred Fredericks először utazik a Holdra, azzal a szándékkal, hogy üzembe állítson egy kommunikációs eszközt a kínai Holdi Természettudományos Alapítvány számára. De néhány órával a megérkezése után egy gyilkosság tanúja lesz, és rejtőzködésbe kényszerül. Ta Sunak, a híres műsorvezetőnek is ez az első útja a Holdra. Neki vannak kapcsolatai, befolyásos embernek számít, de ő is úgy találja, hogy a Hold sok veszedelmet rejteget bármelyik odautazó számára. És végül ott van Csan Csi is, a kínai pénzügyminiszter lánya, akinek a sorsát érthető módon figyelemmel kísérik a hatalom birtokosai. Ő magánjellegű indokból utazik a Holdra, de amikor titokban vissza akar térni a Földre, az ezt követő események láncolata mindent megváltoztat – mind a Földön, mind a Holdon. A _Vörös Hold_ a New York Times bestseller-szerző Kim Stanley Robinson legújabb nagyszabású története a világűr felfedezéséről és a politikai forradalmakról.

Kim Stanley Robinson - New ​York 2140
Az ​óceán szintje megemelkedett, és New York városa elsüllyedt. A lakói alkalmazkodtak az új helyzethez, és New York ugyanaz a nyüzsgő, élettel teli metropolisz maradt, ami mindig is volt - noha örökre megváltozott. Minden egyes utca csatornává vált, minden egyes felhőkarcoló egy szigetté. Kim Stanley Robinson az egyik épület különböző lakóinak szemén át mutatja meg nekünk, hogyan alakul át világunk egyik legnagyszerűbb városa az apállyal és a dagállyal. És mivé alakul eközben maga az ember. "Ebben a regényben a főgonosz maga a kapitalizmus." Adam Roberts "Gyönyörű és optimista látomások széles tárháza technológiai és társadalmi változásokról, szembeállítva korunkkal, amikor az emberiség a legnagyobb veszélyt jelenti saját magára." _The Conversation_

Kim Stanley Robinson - Shaman
An ​award-winning and bestselling SF writer, Kim Stanley Robinson is widely acknowledged as one of the most exciting and visionary writers in the field. His latest novel, 2312, imagined how we would be living 300 years from now. Now, with his new novel, he turns from our future to our past - to the paleolithic era, and an extraordinary moment in humanity's development. An emotionally powerful and richly detailed portrayal of life 20,000 years ago, it is a novel that will appeal both to his existing fans and a whole new mainstream readership.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Vörös ​Mars I-II.
2020-ban ​megérkeznek az első földi űrhajósok a Marsra. Csakhogy ez nem villámlátogatás, mint annak idején a Holdon, hanem egy aprólékosan kidolgozott terv kezdete. A cél a vörös bolygó földiesítése, lakhatóvá tétele az emberiség számára. A lelkes, idealista tudósok között azonban ott vannak a multinacionális óriáscégek ügynökei is, akik készek egymásnak ugrasztani a kis csapat tagjait, ha érdekeik úgy kívánják. Miközben a rőt homokban gyökeret vernek az első zöld növények, világosság válik, hogy a marsi események az egész emberi faj sorsát dönthetik el.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Blue ​Mars
The ​red planet is red no longer, as Mars has become a perfectly inhabitable world. But while Mars flourishes, Earth is threatened by overpopulation and ecological disaster. Soon people look to Mars as a refuge, initiating a possible interplanetary conflict, as well as political strife between the Reds, who wish to preserve the planet in its desert state, and the Green "terraformers". The ultimate fate of Earth, as well as the possibility of new explorations into the solar system, stand in the balance.

Kim Stanley Robinson - 2312 ​(angol)
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.

Kim Stanley Robinson - New ​York 2140 (angol)
A ​new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the _New York Times_ bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the _Mars_ trilogy, _2312_, and _Aurora_. 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.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Aurora
2122 ​ember él egy többgenerációs csillaghajón, amely a haldokló Földtől 11,9 fényévre lévő Tau Ceti felé tart egy új otthon felfedezésének reményében. A hajó két gyűrűből áll, amelyeket küllők erősítenek egy központi gerinchez. A gerinc tíz kilométer hosszú. A gyűrűket alkotó tizenkét henger mindegyike négy kilométer hosszú, és valamilyen jellegzetes földi ökoszisztémának ad otthont. A csillaghajó utazása több mint százhatvan évvel ezelőtt, a közös időszámítás 2545. évében kezdődött, és hamarosan véget ér, ugyanis megérkezik a legközelebbi, földi életre alkalmas bolygóhoz és Aurora nevű holdjához. A tizennégy éves Freya a hajó legfontosabb tudósának gyermeke: az anyja jelenti az elsődleges összeköttetést a rendszereket működtető mesterséges intelligenciával. A lány felnőtté válása során körbeutazza az összes ökoszisztémát, megismerkedik a helyi kultúrákkal és mély kötődést alakít ki az emberekkel. Ha az anyja a kolóniák agya, akkor Freya a szíve. Azonban még ő sem tudja, hogy képes lesz-e felkészíteni a távoli űrbe vándorolt emberiséget arra, ami hosszú útjuk végén és új életük kezdetén vár rájuk, mert egy új otthon teremtése nem csak a Földön, hanem attól 11,9 fényév távolságra is rengeteg kihívással, nem várt fordulattal és veszéllyel jár. _Előttük az Orion, alattuk_ _A város és a csillagok_ A többszörös Hugo-, Nebula- és Locus-díjas Kim Stanley Robinson új regénye nem csupán mérnöki pontossággal kiszámított és megírt tudományos értekezés az ismeretlen űrben való új otthon kereséséről, hanem végtelenül izgalmas történet az emberről és létezésének viszontagságairól. Szédületes látomása a jövőről egyszerre lenyűgöző és riasztó.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Aurora ​(angol)
A ​major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, AURORA tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers. Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now, we approach our destination. A new home. AURORA.

Kim Stanley Robinson - The ​Gold Coast
2027: ​Southern California is a developer's dream gone mad, an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls. Jim McPherson, the affluent son of a defense contractor, is a young man lost in a world of fast cars, casual sex, and designer drugs. But his descent in to the shadowy underground of industrial terrorism brings him into a shattering confrontation with his family, his goals, and his ideals. The Gold Coast is the second novel in Robinson's Three Californias trilogy.

Kim Stanley Robinson - The ​Years of Rice and Salt
With ​the incomparable vision and breathtaking detail that brought his now-classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author KIM STANLEY ROBINSON boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know.... It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur–the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe’s population was destroyed. But what if? What if the plague killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been–a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt. This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world’s greatest scientific minds – in India. This is a universe where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions and Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry. Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power, and even love on such an Earth. From the steppes of Asia to the shores of the Western Hemisphere, from the age of Akbar to the present and beyond, here is the stunning story of the creation of a new world.

Kim Stanley Robinson - The ​Wild Shore
2047: ​For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, and might yet be--and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth.

Kim Stanley Robinson - 2312
A ​tudományos és technológiai fejlődés rendkívüli jövő előtt nyitotta meg az utat. Már nem a Föld az emberiség kizárólagos otthona: új lakóhelyek létesültek a Naprendszer holdjain és bolygóin, sőt még azokon is túl. 2312-ben azonban események sorozata kényszeríti az emberiséget arra, hogy szembenézzen múltjával, jelenével és jövőjével. A történet a Merkúron kezdődik, Terminátor városában, a mérnöktudomány eddig sosem látott csodájában. Swan Er Hong a nagyanyját gyászolja, Terminátor városának egyik legbefolyásosabb patrónusát. Mivel halálának váratlansága és tisztázatlan körülményei nem hagyják nyugodni, Swan útra kel a Naprendszerben, ám még csak nem is sejti, hogy ezzel nem csak saját életét, de az egész emberiségét is örökre megváltoztatja. Swan egykoron bolygókat teremtett - most azonban abba a tervbe is belepillanthat, amely az elpusztításukat célozza. A 2312 merész és zseniális látomás az emberiség jövőjéről, egyúttal magával ragadó jellemrajz azokról az emberekről, akik a jövő történéseit alakítják - nagy jelentőségű sci-fi a műfaj egyik legtehetségesebb írójától.

Kim Stanley Robinson - A ​rizs és a só évei
Képzeljük ​el, hogy a 14. századi Európa népességének nem 30–40, hanem 99 százalékát irtotta ki a fekete halál! Ez történelmünk egész menetét megváltoztatta volna. Kontinensünk keresztény kultúrája szinte teljesen megsemmisül, helyét a betelepülők iszlám és buddhista szellemisége veszi át. Az Újvilágot Kína fedezi föl, s a Közel- és Távol-Kelet szuperhatalmainak harapófogójában vergődő India az egyetlen, amely a rohamléptekben fejlődő tudománynak és technikának köszönhetően magára vállalhatja a függetlenségre vágyó kisebb nemzetek vezetőjének szerepét. A minden könyvére alaposan felkészülő Kim Stanley Robinson a Vörös Mars után ismét egy rendkívül hiteles és hihető világot teremt, ám most itt, a Földön. Hétszáz év történelmét írja újra, lebilincselő alternatívát kínálva bolygónk múltjára, jelenére és jövőjére.

Kim Stanley Robinson - Árral ​szemben
Miközben ​az amerikai politikusok egy kis, ázsiai országon próbálnak segíteni, amelyet az emelkedő tengerszint elnyeléssel fenyeget, nem is sejtik, hogy a globális felmelegedés hatásait hamarosan a saját bőrükön tapasztalhatják majd meg. A baljós előjelek ugyanis arra utalnak, hogy példátlan erejű vihar készül lecsapni Washingtonra. A szakértők minden próbálkozása hiábavaló, figyelmeztetéseik a szenátusban süket fülekre találnak, a döntéshozók valószínűtlennek tartják egy efféle krízis kialakulását. A kisszerű politikai csatározások azonban értelmüket vesztik a megrázó emberi drámákkal teli katasztrófahelyzetben, mert ha egyáltalán létezik kiút, azt csak a legszélesebb körű összefogás nyithatja meg. A többszörös Hugo- és Nebula-díjas Kim Stanley Robinson új regénye aggodalommal teli kiáltás, kötelező olvasmány mindazoknak, akiket csak kicsit is érdekelnek az éghajlatváltozás veszélyei, és szívesen tennének valamit azért, hogy gyermekeink egy lakhatóbb világot örökölhessenek tőlünk.

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