2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

In the year 2312, advances in technology and science have carried humanity far beyond earth to planets and moons across the galaxy where terraforming is commonplace, and the life expectancies of men and women are extended to ages not heard of since Methusaleh and other Biblical characters walked the earth. A review of 2312, posted on the eclectic literary site Indiebound.org, sums up the book’s main thrust: “In the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale, an unexpected death occurs that might have been foreseen. For lead character Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Because Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.”

About Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is, according to an article in The New Yorker, "generally acknowledged as one of the greatest living science-fiction writers." He has won just about every award in science fiction fandom, and is the author of more than twenty books, including the international bestselling Mars trilogy, and more recently New York 2140, Aurora, Shaman, Green Earth, and 2312. In 2017 he was given the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society.

Futurist Themes:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Space Colonization
  • Gender Modification