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Kim Stanley Robinson
Thrillers & Suspense
HarperCollins (May 1, 2006)
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Kim Stanley Robinson. It was still about 90 degrees out, and tropically humid. A strong smell of mud and rotting vegetation evoked the tropics, or Atlantis after the flood.

Kim Stanley Robinson. ONE Primate In Forest. TWO Abrupt Climate Change. THREE Back To Khembalung. Yes, he was feeling a bit apocalyptic. He was in the end time of something, there was no denying it. Home-less; home-less. A Spanish restaurant caught his eye. He went over to look at the menu in the window.

It turned out that in this area Rock Creek ran at the bottom of a fairly steep ravine, and the flood had torn the sidewalls away in places, as he saw when he came to a sudden drop-off. Below him, bare sandstone extruded roots like ripped wiring

It turned out that in this area Rock Creek ran at the bottom of a fairly steep ravine, and the flood had torn the sidewalls away in places, as he saw when he came to a sudden drop-off. Below him, bare sandstone extruded roots like ripped wiring. He circled above the drop, dodging between low trees. From a little clearing he could suddenly see downstream.

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Kim Stanley Robinson (born March 23, 1952) is an American writer of science fiction. He has published nineteen novels and numerous short stories but is best known for his Mars trilogy. Many of his novels and stories have ecological, cultural, and political themes and feature scientists as heroes. Robinson has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the World Fantasy Award.

Fifty Degrees Below (Bantam Books, NYC: 2005) is the second novel in Kim Stanley Robinson’s global warming .

Fifty Degrees Below (Bantam Books, NYC: 2005) is the second novel in Kim Stanley Robinson’s global warming trilogy (the first is Forty Signs of Rain). In this book, the novel shifts its attention from Anna and Charlie Quibler and their quirky sons onto NSF ts Frank Vanderwal and Diane Chang. Fifty Degrees Below picks up where that book left off. As the story begins, Frank has decided to remain with NSF for another year, but found himself homeless after surviving that nearly biblical deluge. Unable to find an affordable place to live, Frank decides to go feral, similar to the escaped exotic animals from the National Zoo.

Fifty Degrees Below should be required reading for anyone concerned about our world's future. it provides perhaps the most realistic portrayal ever created of the environmental changes that are already occurring on our planet. First-rate ecological speculation.

Fifty degrees below, Kim Stanley Robinson. p. cm. ISBN-10:0-553-80312-3 ISBN-13:978-0-553-80312-9 1. Washington (. 54тАФdc22 2005048074. Printed in the United States of America Published simultaneously in Canada ww. antamdell. com 10 987654321 BVG. Table of contents.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. The Wild Shore is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Three Californias trilogy; it is also the first novel that Robinson ever had published. Robinson has also written dozens of short stories and several other standalone novels. This book is set in 2047 and is set in San Onofre, a small town on the Pacific Coast. Bestselling, award-winning, author Kim Stanley Robinson continues his groundbreaking trilogy of eco-thrillers–and propels us deeper into the awesome whirlwind of climatic change

Kim Stanley Robinson. Bestselling, award-winning, author Kim Stanley Robinson continues his groundbreaking trilogy of eco-thrillers–and propels us deeper into the awesome whirlwind of climatic change.

Kim Stanley Robinson is at his visionary best in this gripping cautionary tale of progress and its price as our world faces catastrophic climate change -- the sequel to Forty Signs of Rain. Frank Vanderwal of the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC has been living a paleolithic lifestyle in a tree house in Rock Creek Park ever since a big flood of the Potomac destroyed his apartment block. The flood was just the beginning. It heralded a lot of bad-weather news. Now the Gulf Stream has shut down and the Antarctic ice sheet is melting. The good news is that Frank is part of an international effort by the National Science Foundation to restabilize Earth's climate. He understands the necessity for out-of-the-box thinking and he refuses to feel helpless before the indifference of the politicians and capitalists who run America. The bad news is that Frank has fallen in love -- with a woman who is not who she seems. He discovers that their first meeting was no accident: he was on a list all along! Her ulterior motive is political and she expects Frank to spy for her. And thus Frank is drawn into the world of Homeland Security, and other, blacker Washington security agencies as the presidential election year heats up. Then suddenly it's winter !It's winter like the ice age, fifty degrees below. As hellish conditions disrupt the lives of even the most important people, there is a convergence of meteorological and human events with Frank at the centre -- catastrophe is in the air. This unforgettable story from the master of alternate and future history brings tomorrow into new focus with startling effect.
  • Scoreboard Bleeding
I really enjoyed the first book, but it was the background needed to pull off this one. It all reminds me of today, the politics, the denial of climate change, the denial of science. But, since the weather was changing drastically, and many people were dying, they gave much more money to a science organization of the Federal government. They invested that in science groups looking for solutions. Really well written. I was lost in the story. If someone tried to talk to me, I wouldn't have heard.
  • Adaly
I read this book many years ago, around the time it first came out. It was an exhilarating and scary read: the author goes into weather effects in a very realistic way. I happen to read this book first, and then went on to read the rest of the series.

I agree with other reviewers that the books were somewhat uneven: some parts about the government and politics were rather dry, and yet at the same time, they felt realistic.

I recently read a New York Times articles about extreme weather events, and the first thing I thought of was this book. The world is hitting extremes of cold, and heat, and rain. It was so cold in Russia that natural gas pipelines ruptured when the natural gas spontaneously liquified. So hot in Brazil for so long, they've depleted their reservoirs and hydro-generation capacity trying to keep cool. So wet in Britain that businesses are being forced to close after being flooded a dozen times in two months. It's snowing in Italy and the Middle East.

In retrospect, 50 Degrees Below and the other books in the series are such accurate depictions of the now-real effects of global climate change that they are eerily prescient.
  • Saberdragon
This whole series of books is a mixed bag. On the one hand, Robinson can really string together some prose. His descriptions are vivid and clear, his action sequences exciting, and he can grea slate complex science into lay language.
Where this series suffers is with plot and pacing. There are whole subplots that go nowhere; pages and pages of conversation that has no point.
The ssries needs an editor to give it some tough love.
KSR has a lot of good things to say about the politics, economics, and and sociology of ecology and climate change. I'm afraid there are people who will miss this message because they gave up a logging through the extra verbiage.
  • Mr.Champions
This is Robinson's second book in his global warming trilogy. Here in the real world, the disaster scenario from book 1 has already come to pass, albeit in New Orleans rather than in Washington [Forty Signs of Rain]. In book 2 [Fifty Degrees Below] the lead characters are government scientists and minority party politicians who are clearly disturbed by America's self-destructive response to global warming. We treat it like the national debt and Social Security: we leave the problem for our kids to solve in 30 years. As with the Mars trilogy, the amount of background research that went into these books is staggering. At the same time, the science is easy to understand and very interesting. This is essentially a story about science trying to save the future of the world from a Washington political establishment owned by Big Oil. These books are certainly entertaining and interesting, but I believe that they are also intended as a wake up call.
  • MeGa_NunC
Kim Stanley Robinson is a quality writer - I've read Antarctica three times! However, for my personal reading tastes, he tends to overly 'philosophise' some of his characters or situations beyond my personal tolerance level. If you prefer this type of writing (there's nothing wrong with it) this book is filled with it. For my tastes however, this tends to slow down the overall progression of the book, when I'm waiting to get to the next event. Finally, my mind says "OK, I get it, I get it" and I skip a lot of writing/pages to get to the next phase of the book.
  • Juce
Continuing the story-lines begun in its predecessor, this series continues to challenge the reader with ideas as well as continue the narrative. Although "climate change" is the theme of this series, this is far more than a polemic. The challenges of present-day government, economics, and human nature are highlighted and illuminated from viewpoints which, at least to me, are novel and thought-provoking. Although it may not be necessary to read the predecessor, I strongly recommend doing so, and also strongly suggest the reader have the final volume at hand - you will probably not want to wait after finishing this one.
  • Angana
oh for pete's sake, Amazon, you need to create some mechanism by which a person can actually delete a review before it gets published, not just edit it, because damn it sometimes we goof up and write a review for the wrong book, but you leave us no way to just simply delete that review... NO all we can do is edit it...and then we have to have at least 20 words or you won't let it go through. For spagetti monster's sake, why not at least let us put a two word edit - "wrong book"
A possible glimps of the near future. Why do our governments and parliaments do so little to avoid our man madde climate change. It is here already. Not only will we get more violent weather patterns, but with the sea level rising our most populated areas will be under water and so will a lot of productive farmland. We should elect people on our legislature who will act for us and do something positive about it.I could not put it down. Adri