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New York 2140
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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.
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OriginalCyn620
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I think this is the last book I read that involves a disaster. I didn‘t really enjoy it all that much! Thanks for the tag @Andrew65

#KeepLitsyActive #disasters

Andrew65 Ooh, will have to check this one out. 1mo
Lucy_Anywhere Yeh, I struggle with KSR. I've dnf-ed a couple of his books 1mo
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keithmalek
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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7 covers you love for 7 days #7covers7days

Terrible novel, but a stunning cover

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Chrissyreadit
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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I wonder if #summernightcity in NYC will still include Block Parties, Beach Parties, Playing In Fire Hydrants, Skelsie tournaments, Street Festivals and Shakespeare In The Park? #wanderingjune

Cinfhen You gotta love NYC summertime 🗽🚧🏟⛲️🎠🚕 6mo
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Adynah08
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Perusing through the Barnes and Noble in Redondo Beach and stumbled upon this gem. Has anyone read this? Read the summary/back matter, and whoa! As a native New Yorker this seems like a must read dystopian. #newyork2140

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WitBeyndMehsure
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Bailedbailed

I started reading this last night and DNF at 3%. The first chapter is very....preachy. And the dialogue is bad. It felt like an in person rambling conversation. Then I saw its 624 pages. I‘m not reading this type of dialogue for that many pages. The concept for this is super interesting and I want to read more in the Cli-Fi genre but this isn‘t it. #CliFi #DNF

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Victoriahoperose
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Panpan

Oh man. I think I just picked the wrong book for this prompt for #booked2019. It was so slow! I also felt like it came across as a bit pedantic and needed to be cut down a lot. This was my first experience with “cli-fi”, but I‘m not giving up because there were elements that I found interesting, such as the unique idea of a the city under water and the description, but overall, this was a rough book to get through. #cli-fi

Cinfhen Ha!!! And I‘ve just #UnStacked!!! 8mo
keithmalek @Cinfhen It's possible to unstack? How? 8mo
keithmalek @Victoriahoperose I didn't like it either. 8mo
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Victoriahoperose @Cinfhen it could just be me! Maybe it‘s just not my thing. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
Victoriahoperose @keithmalek I‘m glad I‘m not alone! It was just super slow in my opinion 8mo
keithmalek @Victoriahoperose Coolest book cover ever though. 8mo
Cinfhen @Leftcoastzen recently reviewed this book and she also mentioned how slow & dense this book was...although she liked it enough in the end to give it a pick!! @keithmalek go back to the stack add icon and touch the to read button if you‘ve already stacked it will unstack after you hit done 8mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#Booked2019 #spring #CliFi Gee,I finish this book on Earth Day. With 2 major flood events , sea level is 5o ft. higher in NYC.The avenues are now canals ,the rich move further north & build super scrapers & call it Super Venice while some struggle to sustain water logged buildings about to topple .Toxic investment still plays the game.Pick w/ an * a little too long w/ too many players, it was a Hugo nominee, kudos to author 4 writing on climate.

Cinfhen Well done!!!! I‘m curious about this book, but “too long” makes me nervous 😬 I‘ll wait for the summer and try my US library. It seems like a #BorrowNotBuy 8mo
Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen good plan .You might give it a try.Interesting to picture NYC under those conditions and liked characters ability to adapt and do positive things under the circumstances! 8mo
Reggie The other day a regular at work introduced me to a friend of hers who was moving back to Florida and like the cool, put my foot in my mouth, guy that I am, I said”what?!!! Why, by 2050 it‘s gonna be underwater!!” Stacked. 8mo
Leftcoastzen @Reggie Oops! I loved living near the coast in So Cal but there are definitely different times in our future due to climate issues. 8mo
Leftcoastzen @Reggie Just heard Maricopa county is the fastest growing county in U.S. My favorite climate is in the Bay Area , foggy and cool most of the time. Phoenix metro is in Maricopa, we have little rain , the average # of days per year over 100 degrees is 110 ! We will have our first 100 this week.Won‘t end till the end of September.And I‘m sure you know southwest states are sharing the Colorado river water. Not sustainable. 8mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Down a sub genre train - I think I‘m going with this one for climate fiction for #booked2019 but it‘s also #solarpunk as a sub genre - @Cinfhen this bunny trail is super interesting! @MrBook I bet you know a lot about sub genres- any lists in that direction? Here‘s a link to unique ones: https://www.bustle.com/p/7-book-sub-genres-that-are-so-extremely-specific-you-pr...

Soubhiville That‘s interesting! I often wonder what category a book I‘m reading might fall under. Sometimes they don‘t seem to quite fit in a less specific genre. 8mo
Chrissyreadit @Soubhiville me too- that‘s why I was hoping to see people respond. 8mo
Cinfhen Really cool - getting ideas for #Booked2020 😁 8mo
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Leftcoastzen
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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#Booked2019 #spring #CliFi Beer,Book, another wild Caturday night! About a fourth of the way through ,good storytelling along with climate change themes.😨

Cinfhen I‘ve been so curious about this author but his books put me off for some unknown reason. Maybe I‘ll finally give him a try 8mo
Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen Funny ,I was kinda put off as well,Sci-fi can kinda have women as victims or props ,so far the female characters are good ,accomplished and vital to the story. 8mo
rretzler I spy a Frank Lloyd Wright coaster! Good taste! 8mo
Leftcoastzen @rretzler Thx ! Love them. 8mo
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OriginalCyn620
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Panpan

As someone familiar with the city, I found the concept of a flooded New York interesting, as well as how humanity rebuilt after a global catastrophe. But the fact that this book is so long and has so many characters (none of whom I connected with) detracted from the story for me. Plus, there are many parts where it talks about science and economics and was very technical. And by that, I mean boring. 😝
#booked2019 #clifi

kspenmoll Good review & such a pretty photo! 8mo
4thhouseontheleft Sorry this one wasn‘t to your liking! Good review! 8mo
Cinfhen Congrats for sticking it out!!!! 8mo
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Schnoebs
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Enjoyed the lunch date with my friend Sarayu and took advantage of the Barnes and Noble #bookhaul sale. Almost done with the Percy Jackson series and wanted to start the next one soon so when I saw it on sale and had to get it!

#barnesandnoble #rickriordan #percyjackson #mpls #twincities

BookHoarder32 Love Percy! And the rest of the heroes, and Apollo! Lol enjoy! 9mo
Schnoebs @BookHoarder32 I never read it as a kid, I was introduced to Percy Jackson through the movies. I absolutely love the movies but that because I didn‘t know about the books before! Now I‘m just having a blast and can‘t wait to read more! 9mo
BookHoarder32 Awesome! I finally finished the Heroes of Olympus series just last year. They're chunksters for sure, but so good. 9mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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#CurrentRead 📖 👀Not too sure how I feel about this book yet, kind of interesting but then kind of
not 🤷🏻‍♀️

#BookNerd 💙📚🤓

Shadowfat I really ended up liking this book besides the citizen chapters, they seemed a little out of place 9mo
Bklover I‘ll be interested to hear what you think. I‘ve picked this up a couple different times at the bookstore, and just wasn‘t sure...... 9mo
JuliaTheBookNerd @Shadowfat I know what you mean about the citizen chapters, they pull you out of the story and then you have to get back into 😕 9mo
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Susan
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Talking this big ol‘ book.

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2BR02B
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Someone forgot his book club is meeting tomorrow, so he's decided to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon binge reading. Naturally, I'm a very willing accomplice in this endeavor.❤ #bookdatesarethebestdates

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Geeklet
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
Mehso-so

Interesting premise about a near-future where climate change has caused coastal areas to flood. Sadly the characters didn‘t really catch my attention. I was never convinced that this ragtag group of people would ever become friends or work towards the fairly radical goal of economic change. I‘ll be surprised if this wins the #hugo but I admit, I‘m rooting for Jemisen to win this year.

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Geeklet
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Man, this is taking awhile to get into.

Bronte_Chintz Welcome to Litsy! Hope you love it here! 1y
Geeklet @Bronte_Chintz Thank you! 😊 1y
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Geeklet
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Time for my next Audible listen!

RJHowe Let us know what you think. Was considering picking that one up. 2y
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NCNY
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Things related to my life keep popping up in this book. It takes place in New York after two world altering catastrophic floods. I'm currently focused on flood and storm surge at my job. I work in reinsurance which was just mentioned in the book. And a large part of the story takes place in the building I worked in for six years. I love things like this. Makes me feel more engaged in the story.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, That‘s cool !! 2y
Christine I briefly worked in reinsurance, too! For about a year, wherein I spent most of my off-work time explaining what reinsurance was to everyone I knew. 😜 (edited) 2y
NCNY @Christine Ha. Yes! "It's like insurance for insurance companies...." I say that and then people's eyes glaze over and they stop asking about my job. ? 2y
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HelloZombie
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
Mehso-so

It was a bit outlandish and there were too many storylines that I wanted to fold together more neatly. I didn‘t hate it, but I‘d only recommend to those who love post-apocalyptic stories (even though that‘s not exactly what this was).

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Settings
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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If I continue reading the 2018 Hugo SF awards this one would be next up, but I'm not sure if I'm interested. It's long and some of the reviews aren't complimentary.

Can anyone say nice things about it?

EllanaRose I've not read it, but I wish you luck! 2y
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BookBabe
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Happy Thanksgiving, Litsy family!🦃🍁🍽 @MrBook and I are so grateful for all of you, for our work, for our health, for our family and friends. ❤️ We have embarked on our road trip to visit family. Making good use of the ride by listening to this audiobook, coming up for one of our book clubs soon. 😁👌🏻

Luv2readbookz I‘ve been curious about this book. Is it any good? 2y
Lmstraubie Safe travels, Happy Reading & Happy Thanksgiving! 2y
Cathythoughts Enjoy your trip & your thanksgiving 💕you both give so much 🙏 2y
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scripturient Enjoy your time away! Happy Thanksgiving!! 😘 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Have a lovely Thanksgiving! 🦃💛🧡 2y
TsahaiMakeda I have this as my next audio listen. How is it? 2y
TsahaiMakeda Manners...☺️. Hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving 🦃 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 2y
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Spiderfelt
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Bailedbailed

The author created an interesting premise, and a couple decent characters, but I could not stand the daytrader/ quant dude who was focused on getting laid. When he started to complain that a detour rescuing some kids and an injured old man had ruined his date's mood, I turned it off. When are men going to stop treating women as objects with a right to feel their own feelings?

mdhughes72 When women finally decide they‘ve had enough of patriarchy. Perhaps that time is now? 2y
Spiderfelt @mdhughes72 we can certainly hope. 2y
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Bookishlie
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Taking a break from Origin with this baby. Venice like New York of the future? Hmmmm

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LukeMorris
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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What you got for me? We're off to a beach retreat right after we put the rings on.

Looking for something I can sit back and relax with while I enjoy my stress-free time away from work. Had to save all my PTO this year for this.

Stumped? Tag someone else you think can help me out.

AceOnRoam Congratulations on your pending wedding. Have you read 2y
LukeMorris Definitely a good choice @AceOnRoam, though I read it about 6 months ago. How does Armada stack up? 2y
MrBook Congratulations 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!!! 2y
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MrBook Well, I hope to do you right with some recommendations you'll enjoy. Hmmmm...🤔 2y
MrBook If you like audiobooks and rom-com's: 2y
MrBook You've read RP1, have you read 2y
MrBook It has sadness in it, but it's a wonderful read: 2y
MrBook If you want something with no sadness and a little fluffier 2y
MrBook This one deals with the power of marriage and family and on the lighter side: 2y
MrBook I don't know if you'd consider horror up your alley for this momentous time in your life, but with Halloween season almost upon us, it's a quicker read: 2y
MrBook This a beautiful novella: 2y
MrBook This one is a very cool tale involving a great couple: 2y
MrBook This one is intense but about a couple that sticks together through thick and thin: 2y
MrBook A funny memoir that reflects positively on marriage: 2y
MrBook There's one of the classic romances involving newlyweds: 2y
MrBook If you want a pump-you-up book that is very popular: 2y
MrBook A shorter book that I've found profoundly amazing: 2y
MrBook A funny one with an enduring love that spans centuries: (edited) 2y
MrBook One with a fantasy slant that also spans centuries: 2y
MrBook Two really fun ones, first 2y
MrBook And second 2y
MrBook One more on the funnier side: 2y
MrBook One with an interesting approach for a couple: 2y
MrBook Okay, I'm going to stop now, lol. I hope I've been able to help. ☺️ 2y
AceOnRoam Haha @MrBook I'm adding some of these to my own TBR! 2y
AceOnRoam @LukeMorris not sure about Armada I didn't read it. Do you like Vikings? My favourite author at the moment and love Uhtred he rocks! 2y
LukeMorris Whoa holy crow... thanks yall 2y
MrBook So, what'd you read? 😁 2y
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helgagrace
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Capitalism as Ponzi scheme. This book has a lot more about investment and the economy than I expected. It's fascinating!

speljamr Kim Stanley Robinson is one of my favorites! 2y
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MrBook
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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#TBRtemptation post 5! When you're done with 1920s London, take a trip to NYC in a little over 100 years with a foremost futurist. Released in March. In this NYC, the waters rose, turning the streets into canals a la. Venice. It bustles as much as ever. Every skyscraper's an island. View it all through the eyes of one tower's varied residents. KSR is a favorite author of mine. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

ClairesReads Ah so keen for this! I haven't read any KSR since I was at high school when I red 2y
LA_Mead One more book for my huge TBR stack! 2y
monkeygirlsmama I'm intrigued, so stacked! 2y
Leftcoastzen On my TBR! 2y
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sumptuousbooks
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I'm also reading this book right now. So far I have mixed feelings about it. It has 7 MCs and some are really getting on my nerves and you can see that this book was written by a white allocishet male author 🙄

Sha0102 What is MC? Thanks 2y
sumptuousbooks @Sha0102 main character 2y
Sha0102 @sumptuousbooks thanks for teaching me. And wow 7 MC... 2y
Spiderfelt I just started listening to the audiobook. The same thought about the author's male perspective occurred to me. I'm only 13% in, which seems too soon to jump ship, unless it doesn't improve. 2y
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QuintusMarcus
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Really loved this book--engaging story, super characters, and a great perspective on climate disaster, namely, it's going to happen, and we'll deal with it when it does. The different character perspective in each chapter was nowhere near as annoying as I thought it would be, and the running commentary on climate change was informative without being shrill. Highly recommended!

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Jennajenna27
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"Crap in the Cloud. A novel of celestial sewage. I coulda written that one myself. Been down so long it looks like up to me." - Either Robinson listens to Drake or Drake is into climate change-based sci-fi

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A_Fettered_Mind
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But people are blind to a bubble they're inside, they can't see it. And that is cool if you happen to have an angle of vision that allows you to see it. - Franklin

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TeeCee
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Gorgeous day to sit by the river, crack open a new book, and feel the sun on my face. 😀 Apparently global warming has created some issues in the future ...

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Laura317
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I saw this today and reeeeeaallyy wanted to buy it, but it was $28!! Has anyone read it? It sounded fantastic! #want

Laura317 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Thanks!! I skimmed the review. Now I REALLY want it! 3y
CrowCAH The ships look cool, on the cover! 3y
Zelma No, but I almost bought it the other day based on the cover alone! 😍 3y
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respekt1111
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Halfway through on audio. Interesting concept, super smart, but the characters are pretty flat and/or boring. The book's narrative is also quite choppy, and every chapter has 2-4 quotes preceding it. I mean, I get it. New York is the greatest city in the world, people will live there even if becomes a radioactive swamp. Got it. Thanks.

nikirtehsuxlol I was gonna grab this or American War (both books popped up on a "New in dystopia" list) and I went with American War (on audio). I'm glad I did now. You're not the 1st complaint about the characters I've heard! 3y
respekt1111 @nikirtehsuxlol Update: Still not that great. Getting sillier, in fact. How is American War? 3y
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hernanderson
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Pickpick

i don't care what *that citizen* says, this book made me happy!

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hernanderson
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i'm enjoying this book SO MUCH
i don't want it to end

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Dogearedcopy
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So, remember last week when I posted the photo on the left and mentioned that all I could think about was the book I *didn't* get? Well, I couldn't stand it anymore, so I went back and got it! And the two remaining titles in the Alien trilogy too! Now I just need to carve out some SFF binge-reading time! #TBR 🗽

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hernanderson
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this made me choke on my bourbon 👏🏾😂

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hernanderson
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#coffee #🍀

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CherylDeFranceschi
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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I know this will make the SO pretty happy. It's gigantic!!

BookishFeminist ‼️ 3y
vivastory This was one of quite a few books I added to my TBR from book riot's new book release newsletter. The amount of interesting books being released in March is insane 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @vivastory It is a bounty of books! And so many more are coming! I have stacks and stacks of May galleys. 3y
Laalaleighh 📚 3y
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Jenshootsweddings
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It's release day for this 614 page monster! I love a good post-apocalyptic novel, and a flooded but thriving NYC sounds interesting. But at over 600 pages ... I might wait until someone else reads it first and tells me it's worth it!

RanaElizabeth I always love KSR's story ideas but I've never been able to finish something of his. I struggle too much with the complexity and density. 3y
DivineDiana After my recent 598 page disappointment, I am planning on books half the size! Although I have just started Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which clocks in at 734 pages! 😬😂 3y
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Tonton
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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SarahRotenberry
New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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What Will Manhattan Be Like After Sea Levels Rise? Kim Stanley Robinson‘s New Novel Imagines - Vulture
https://apple.news/AKQqi1OH8Qf2h8_fofC2lSA
This sounds amazing - adapting, not fleeing.

HiddenGemBooks This looks amazing 3y
jessberk13 Wow that image is totally blowing my mind! 3y
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