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2312
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Winner of the Nebula Award for Best SF Novel of the Year The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future. The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.
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hoppeduponbooks
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Mehso-so

Finally finished this book. It took me: 1year 3 months & 3 days to finish. It had a huge world building and many technical aspects. The characters lacked depth and the story moved on in a very slow pace. I had to put it down now and then just to read something else in between. The chapters was short and you could easily remember were you last left off in the story. It was not a bad story but I will not read it again.

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thehonestpuck
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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I'm reading 2312 & there are parts of it I like quite a bit, but its language continues to baffle me. It's sci-fi by content but it reads like “literary fiction.“ In general, despite the book's positive qualities (which include decent queer and polyam representation), I can't recommend it overall, though I'll post an update when I finish the book.

thehonestpuck About a third of the way in you find out a couple POV characters are Intersex, but the language Robinson uses for it is making me suspect that he is neither Intersex himself nor knows any Intersex people. There were a couple jarring & weird comments about autism early on in the book that I now think was in-character sentiment from the POV character at the time. 4mo
thehonestpuck There's one character, an ex of a POV character, that he masterfully never uses pronouns for, which was pretty cool once I twigged to it. 4mo
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thehonestpuck
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson

This is a VERY STRANGE book. I honestly can't tell if I like it or not.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
thehonestpuck Thanks! 4mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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Panpan

I can't finish this book. I tried. I really, really tried but I've given up. The world-building is astonishing and KSR has some really cool ideas about what humanity could look like in three hundred years. But I need more than just cool world-building. Like a plot. And interesting characters. And a protagonist I don't want to punch in the face for being such an immature, selfish, spoilt and downright unlikable human being. Ugh.

twohectobooks Have you read other books by this author? I read The Years of Rice and Salt last year and the more I think about it the more I realize it was a slog but I wanted to like it so bad because of the cool premise. I wonder if all of his books are like that. 5mo
Lucy_Anywhere @twohectobooks This is the only KSR I've read! Like you said, I stuck with it for ages because he has such cool ideas - the main city of Mercury travels on tracks to stay out of the sun for example. And people have so much love for his books... I wanted to like it a lot more than I did 5mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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gradcat Yup. 7mo
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Conservio
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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BookBabe ❤️ 11mo
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Kboltz
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Pickpick

Futuristic look at how Earth is the home planet and space travel is the option. You can live on Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Jupiter‘s moons and Mars is the planet of people who look down on all these. Loved the science and how the Earth is replenished after its downfall. I‘m still waiting for the automatic food delivery system like the Jetsons had!🤖👾👨🏼‍🚀👩🏼‍🚀💫🚀🛸

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hoppeduponbooks
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Doing the #tomeinfinityandbeyond readathon. Took: Ship A - Read A Book Over 500 Pages for my travels :)

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“the opportunity to become more what you are

that‘s all you need”

#shelter #QuotsyFeb18

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speljamr
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I can't get enough of Kim Stanley Robinson's world building, in this case a solar system wide civilization and all the technological and biological enhancements that would come with it.

Jabberwocky I read Shaman, but it might just have been at the wrong time for me. I remember really wanting to love it and just not being able to get into. 2y
speljamr @Jaberwocky That one is still on my TBR list. I was worried it might be one that drones on. 2y
Jabberwocky @speljamr it seemed like it did to me. Maybe I'll give the other one a shot. 2y
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mrozzz Have you read the one in NY? 2y
speljamr @mrozzz Not yet. It is however on my shelf and my TBR list. 2y
mrozzz Same! It will be my first by her 2y
speljamr @mrozzz Him 😉 2y
mrozzz Really! 2y
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KennethTolesJr
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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#riotgrams #currentreads

Boom. I'm caught up! Wew... that was some hard work.

@bookriot

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KennethTolesJr
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson

This is the one I'm reading now. Always very interested in this kind of story. Glance into one of the endless possibilities of the future of the human race.

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Creadnorthey
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Just finished this and had far higher hopes- terraforming who cares. I saw "The Search for Spock" -I get it, but obviously Robinson is trying to approach Ian M Banks. Unfortunately not epic enough and a bit too sciency without characters I cared for hung in a paper thin plot, where major bits are either underwhelming or glossed over. 400 pages too long.

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Creadnorthey
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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As I'm reading this book I long for Ian Banks! This story could be an early installment of the Culture series.

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mahasoor
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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disorganized book shelf is haphazardly stacked in a kind of book jenga. this is my "fun" bookshelf, as in here squat most of the books I obsess over that aren't used for any other purpose but escapism. lord help me if I try to get to the secondary stacks behind everything else.

tlarocca This bookshelf makes me happy. 3y
mahasoor @tlarocca thank you! It's gotten worse lol 😹 3y
mahasoor It makes me happy too though. I can zone out just looking at it. 3y
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Seonjoon
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Oh my god. The past three weeks have been a whirlwind of work & almost no time to read, much less catch up here. We're in NH for s friend's wedding and camping for the night--enjoying a wood-smoke scented 2312 (which is AMAZING) and sending a Litsy love letter to all the readers out there tonight.💖

BookishFeminist Have fun & hope you can get back to more regular reading soon! 3y
shawnmooney Totally miss your posts on Litsy! Glad to see you back 3y
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Seonjoon
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"A rainbow that was blue everywhere and covered everything. ...Breathe and get drunk, oh my, to be free of all restraint, minimally clothed, lying on the bare surface of a planet, sucking in atmosphere as if it were aqua vitae, feeling in your chest how it kept you alive!" ❤️?????

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Seonjoon
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Taking a lunch break!

Well-ReadNeck Beautiful book shelves!! 4y
Seonjoon @Well-Read Neck Thank you! Most of my books are color-coordinated--we have a whole wall of shelves arranged like a rainbow (of course, the system falls apart every time I acquire a new book 🤓). 4y
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Seonjoon
2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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#SFSaturday around here! I loved the first Robinson I read (Aurora) and wanted to read more. The library's copies of his Mars trilogy were out, so I picked this up instead. I'm enjoying his nuanced rendering of planet colonization & am super intrigued by the characters & mystery building up.

Echo I freaking adore that coffee mug! 4y
Seonjoon @MKWoods YES! My collection of mugs (some gifts, some not) is one of my favorite things in my house, and this is a particular fav. 😍☕️ 4y
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