Forty Signs of Rain

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‘The Brave New World of global warming … A narrative that is rich in closely observed characters and a wonderfully vivid sense of place … depicts a society sleep-walking towards the abyss … His great achievement here is to bring the practice of science alive and to place this in an all-too familiar world of greedy capitalists and unprincipled politicians. Robinson's critique of science is heartfelt … humans have gone from being the smartest animal on the savannah to being "experts at denial".’ P.D. Smith Guardian

'Kim Stanley Robinson is freed by his medium – fiction – to deliver [a] message with passion and restraint … A great book' New Scientist

Praise for the Mars Trilogy:

'The excitement of the science is thrillingly rendered … a very impressive work of the imagination … The Mars trilogy is one of the landmarks of sf in the 1990s. The time may well come when it is regarded as one of the landmarks of American literature' TLS

On Years of Rice and Salt:

‘A tapestry of striving joy, unhapiness and ambiguity … the marvellous book may be the most hopeful thing you read for a long time’ Francis Spufford, Evening Standard

‘Robinson’s supple, thoughtful prose is always up to the challenge, whether exciting us with ideas, thrilling us with spectacle or presenting us with moments of elegy or quiet passion’ Roz Kaveny, Independent

‘A huge, complex and highly enjoyable book: buy it’ New Scientist

More on the Mars books:

‘Humane, witty, earnest and intricate books: they mark their readers indelibly with Robinson's seductive sense of place.' Independent

'Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy combines Big Science and real people. Robinson is a master of characterisation.' New Scientist
'One of the most impressive pieces of science fiction of the past ten years' The Economist

'First of a mighty trilogy, it is the ultimate in future history … Arthur C. Clarke hails Red Mars as "a staggering book", the best of its kind ever written … I have never read a book quite like Red Mars. It is unusually well written …three dimensional characters … the scale is awesome.' Shaun Usher Daily Mail

'To make Mars real and make it interesting. That's the double challenge which Kim Robinson has here so squarely and successfully faced… scientific reality leads straight into a conflict plot… a running commentary on human desire, frustration and fulfilment.' Tom Shippey Guardian

'A beautiful book – to be lived in.' Ian Watson Daily Telegraph

'A complex combination of science fiction and fact, political and social commentary which, together with strong characterisation and a brilliantly conceived plot, blend into a book that reads like a heavily dramatised version of past events, flowing smoothly from start to finish and building up to a climactic conclusion. Probably the most outstanding aspect of Robinson's novel, however, is his stunning visualisation of the beauty of this hostile planet. By the end you can't help feeling you understand the place, that it has some meaning beyond that of just another location for a story … I'm looking forward to reading the next two volumes almost as eagerly as I'm anticipating the reality of such an outrageous venture.' Alex Hardy Time Out

On Antarctica
'A tour de force of adventure writing, memorably told … He describes Antarctica like a great travel writer, but he does so in the aid of the story … It is hard to put the book down. It is important, it is relevant, it gives us a huge new continent to imagine; and it is fun.' Mail on Sunday

'The most momentous science fiction novel of the year… Robinson has turned his gaze on a landscape almost as hostile and unspoiled as Mars and describes it gloriously well.' Daily Telegraph

'A fascinating richness … with the unobtrusive lightness that allowed him to finesse so many of the difficult grandeurs of epic in the Mars books, he steals in Antarctica towards the tricky inward experiences of those archaic Brits, "conquering the world with bad boy scout equipment".' Independent

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Praise for The Years of Rice and Salt: 'A tapestry of striving joy, unhapiness and ambiguity ... the marvellous book may be the most hopeful thing you read for a long time' Francis Spufford, Evening Standard 'Robinson's supple, thoughtful prose is always up to the challenge, whether exciting us with ideas, thrilling us with spectacle or presenting us with moments of elegy or quiet passion' Roz Kaveny, Independent 'A huge, complex and highly enjoyable book: buy it' New Scientist Praise for the Mars Trilogy: 'The excitement of the science is thrillingly rendered ... a very impressive work of the imagination ... The Mars trilogy is one of the landmarks of sf in the 1990s. The time may well come when it is regarded as one of the landmarks of American literature' TLS More on the Mars books: 'Humane, witty, earnest and intricate books: they mark their readers indelibly with Robinson's seductive sense of place.' Independent 'Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy combines Big Science and real people. Robinson is a master of characterisation.' New Scientist 'One of the most impressive pieces of science fiction of the past ten years' The Economist 'First of a mighty trilogy, it is the ultimate in future history ... Arthur C. Clarke hails Red Mars as "a staggering book", the best of its kind ever written ... I have never read a book quite like Red Mars. It is unusually well written ...three dimensional characters ... the scale is awesome.' Shaun Usher Daily Mail 'To make Mars real and make it interesting. That's the double challenge which Kim Robinson has here so squarely and successfully faced... scientific reality leads straight into a conflict plot... a running commentary on human desire, frustration and fulfilment.' Tom Shippey Guardian 'A beautiful book -- to be lived in.' Ian Watson Daily Telegraph 'A complex combination of science fiction and fact, political and social commentary which, together with strong characterisation and a brilliantly conceived plot, blend into a book that reads like a heavily dramatised version of past events, flowing smoothly from start to finish and building up to a climactic conclusion. Probably the most outstanding aspect of Robinson's novel, however, is his stunning visualisation of the beauty of this hostile planet. By the end you can't help feeling you understand the place, that it has some meaning beyond that of just another location for a story ... I'm looking forward to reading the next two volumes almost as eagerly as I'm anticipating the reality of such an outrageous venture.' Alex Hardy Time Out On Antarctica 'A tour de force of adventure writing, memorably told ... He describes Antarctica like a great travel writer, but he does so in the aid of the story ... It is hard to put the book down. It is important, it is relevant, it gives us a huge new continent to imagine; and it is fun.' Mail on Sunday 'The most momentous science fiction novel of the year... Robinson has turned his gaze on a landscape almost as hostile and unspoiled as Mars and describes it gloriously well.' Daily Telegraph 'A fascinating richness ... with the unobtrusive lightness that allowed him to finesse so many of the difficult grandeurs of epic in the Mars books, he steals in Antarctica towards the tricky inward experiences of those archaic Brits, "conquering the world with bad boy scout equipment".' Independent

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