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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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2312
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3.4 / 5
Ponderous
March 7th, 2015
An ambitious work which wanders, stalls in an avalanche of technical detail, and in dire need of editing.
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Fascinating and engaging
April 29th, 2014
This seems to be based in the future of Robinson's Mars trilogy. Great extrapolation from that. But reading those is not a prerequisite for reading this. The characters drew me in. It's as detailed as Robinson's other work, but I enjoyed how he encapsulated the story. Not ready for another epic right now.
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2312
March 24th, 2014
The underlying plot was OK. The journey there was long. The lists were tedious. Some of the concepts were interesting, terrarias and the qubes. I'm glad I finished this book. I hate to say that I won't recommend it: I know how much work must have gone in this.
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2312
March 8th, 2014
This author has written half a novel. He is great at describing future worlds and technology. What he does not understand is suspense, pacing or character development. Parts of the book were interesting, but it was a hard book to finish.
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2312
March 8th, 2014
This author has written half a novel. He is great at describing future worlds and technology. What he does not understand is suspense, pacing or character development. Parts of the book were interesting, but it was a hard book to finish.
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2 reviews
Boring, Boring, Boring
January 22nd, 2014
This was one of the longest, most boring books that I have ever read. The last time I read this author.
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1 review
Finally!
January 16th, 2014
Fifteen hours I will never recoup. Near as I can determine there are four to six chapters of actual story hidden in this large and wandering book of lists. Save your cash! The worst of Mr. Robinson's offerings.
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1 of 4 people found this helpful
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
November 7th, 2013
Weird sexuality. It would take a lot to get me to try the author again.
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2312
October 15th, 2013
One of the most incredible sci if books ever written!
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1 of 2 people found this helpful
Not recommended
September 12th, 2013
It was ok, but needlessly long winded.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
Must read hard scifi
May 31st, 2013
Rarely have I read any thing of this caliber. The pages were bursting with information and knowledge. His thoroughness has made other novels difficult to read
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