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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.
©2017 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2017 Little Brown
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"Robinson seamlessly binds together characters and narrative strands.... An immensely enjoyable reading experience." (SciFiNow)
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By Atupele Chakwera on 09-04-17

Amazing book with great characters

Really loved the book the fact that they were multiple performers according to who the story was focusing on at the time. Sustainability and the environment have been the focus of my life for almost a decade now. And I never thought I would read a book this interesting dealing with the subject matter. Only real complaint is a wish that all the performers read the lines of their characters even in the chapters that focused on other characters. Because some of the narrators weren't as good as others and doing the accents and mannerisms of the other characters. But that's not a big deal. Anyway highly recommend it.

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By Mr. Jewitt on 08-21-17

Thoroughly recommended if you like you're speculative fiction

That KSR sure knows how to write a vivid book. Hats off to the brilliant voice cast too.

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By Samantha on 05-30-17

Could not hold my interest

Normally a great fan of post apocalyptic works but the story line just could not hold my interest. General feel of the book was more about the stock/betting market and less about survival. Maybe it picks up but I gave it over an hour and was bore notably bored and disinterested. Really liked the idea of multiple different narrators though that was a nice surprise but not being American the accent and specific pronunciation of some words of the first one put me off a little too, more than usual.

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By Alexander on 11-13-17

Brilliant tale of finance, and climate disaster.

Engaging epic that shows life and finance in a drowned city and the many lives that are affected by the catastrophe yet thrive in despite of their inter-tidal circumstances. Loved it.

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