I’m postulating a sea level rise and I’m doing a “drowned Manhattan” novel. For a Californian, writing about New York is scarier than writing about Mars.
Earlier this month, the Chicago Review of Books mentioned the new title and a brief description. Reddit also began talking about it. This announcement is exciting because it’s cool when big authors take on climate change. But climate change dystopia is not new for Kim Stanley Robinson. He’s written climate-based speculative fiction trilogies such as the Mars trilogy as well as the Capital Code trilogy that is more contemporary and set on our terrafirma.
A new vision of the future of New York City in the 22nd century, a flooded, but vibrant metropolis, from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312, and Aurora.
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It is 2140.
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.