Kim Stanley ROBINSON

  • Aurora

    Kim Stanley Robinson

    Notre voyage depuis la Terre a commencé il y a des générations.
    À présent, nous nous approchons de notre destination.
    Aurora.
    Brillamment conçu et merveilleusement écrit, un roman majeur d'une des voix les plus puissantes de la science-fiction moderne. Aurora raconte l'histoire incroyable de notre premier voyage au-delà du système solaire, pour trouver un nouveau foyer.
    « Quelle saga ! De la science-fiction mêlant physique, biologie, sociologie, ainsi qu'un portrait réaliste et complexe de l'humanité. » Tom Hanks
    « L'un de nos romanciers les plus courageux, les plus droits et les plus optimistes. » The New Yorker
    « Si l'on devait choisir un seul auteur dont l'oeuvre établira la barre à atteindre pour la science-fiction à venir, ce serait Kim Stanley Robinson. » The New York Times
    « Certainement le meilleur roman de Robinson depuis sa monumentale Trilogie martienne, voire son meilleur tout court. » The Guardian
    « L'invention exaltante d'une technologie futuriste plausible et une imagination grandiose... Magnifique. » The Sunday Times

  • Le premier volet de la saga visionnaire et culte
    Demain. Cent pionniers s'embarquent à bord de l'Arès, un immense vaisseau spatial dans lequel ils vont voyager une année entière. Leur destination ? Mars. Seul un homme y a déjà posé le pied, John Boon, légende vivante qui s'est porté volontaire pour ce second voyage, sans espoir de retour vers la Terre. Car les hommes et les femmes de l'Arès devront aller au-delà de l'exploration : ils devront rendre habitable ce monde hostile, descendre dans ses canyons pour y chercher de la glace, ensemencer les vallées où coulèrent des fleuves, braver le désert pour y inventer de nouvelles villes avec des matériaux nouveaux. Mais ils devront surtout affronter leurs différences politiques et religieuses pour recommencer l'Histoire.

  • Vision audacieuse et brillante du futur de l'humanité couronnée par le Nebula du meilleur roman, 2312 est sans doute le roman le plus accompli de Kim Stanley Robinson et assurément l'une des oeuvres de science-fiction les plus ambitieuses de la décennie.

  • New York 2140

    Kim Stanley Robinson

    Une vision audacieuse et brillante de la ville de New York au siècle prochain, finaliste du prix Hugo, catégorie « meilleur roman ».

    Avec l'élévation du niveau des mers, chaque avenue est devenue un canal, chaque gratte-ciel, une île. Pour les habitants d'un immeuble de Madison Square, cependant, New York en 2140 est loin d'être seulement une cité submergée par les eaux. Il y a le trader, qui trouve des opportunités là où d'autres voient des problèmes. Il y a la policière, dont le travail ne disparaîtra jamais... de même que celui des avocats, bien sûr.
    Il y a la star d'Internet, adulée par des millions de personnes pour ses aventures en dirigeable, et le gérant de l'immeuble, respecté par tous pour son souci du détail. Et puis il y a deux gamins qui n'habitent pas ici, mais qui n'ont pas d'autre foyer, et qui sont plus importants que quiconque pourrait l'imaginer.
    Enfin, il y a les codeurs résidant temporairement sur le toit, et dont la disparition provoque une série d'événements qui vont menacer la vie de tous, et jusqu'aux fondations secrètes sur lesquelles repose la ville...

    Bienvenue à New York en 2140.

    « Dans quelques décennies, la science-fiction de Robinson ne sera peut-être plus de la fiction. » - Atlantic
    « S'il fallait choisir un écrivain dont l'oeuvre fera référence pour la science-fiction à l'avenir, ce serait Kim Stanley Robinson. » - The New York Times
    « À une époque marquée par les dystopies et les apocalypses, Robinson est l'un de nos meilleurs conteurs : plus courageux, plus moral et plus optimiste. » - The New Yorker
    « L'un des meilleurs écrivains au monde, peu importe le genre littéraire. New York 2140 est un roman grandiose qui traite d'une véritable menace pour la civilisation. » - The Guardian
    « Le thriller que Robinson situe dans cette ville inondée est saisissant. Mais c'est l'imaginaire radical de ce livre qui le rend si difficile à lâcher. » - Business Insider

  • Le deuxième volet de la saga visionnaire et culte
    Les hommes ont débarqué sur Mars et sont parvenus à rendre vivable ce nouveau monde. Mais ils ont changé, eux aussi. Depuis leur révolution, durement réprimée, de 2061, les Cent Premiers se sont dispersés sur toute l'étendue de la planète. Certains, bâtisseurs de villes radieuses, vivent au grand jour sous la surveillance orbitale de l'ONU. D'autres ont rejoint la résistance, ses opérations de sabotage écologique, ses factions extrémistes, Mars-Unistes ou Rouges. À tout moment, le rêve d'une Mars paisible peut s'effondrer. Pendant ce temps, sur Terre, une multinationale a compris l'enjeu : il faut libéreraliser Mars, avec ceux qui sont en train d'en faire Mars la verte.

  • Le troisième et dernier volet de la saga visionnaire et culte
    Le Vert a triomphé, Mars est " terraformée ". Ceux qui espéraient préserver la planète rouge dans sa terrible beauté ont perdu la bataille. Leur objectif, désormais : empêcher l'invasion des Terriens. Et qu'importe si, sur la planète mère, la situation est désespérée : un déluge cataclysmique a fait monter l'eau des océans, aggravant une surpopulation déjà critique. Poussés par le désespoir, les Terriens sont prêts à tout, et même à déclarer la guerre à Mars. Il s'agit alors maintenant de conquérir les autres planètes du système solaire. Les premiers colons s'embarquent dans des astéroïdes évidés pour des voyages de plusieurs dizaines d'années. Un nouveau départ pour l'humanité ?
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  • In the Nebula Award winning Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson began his critically acclaimed epic saga of the colonization of Mars, Now the Hugo Award winning Green Mars continues the thrilling and timeless tale of humanity's struggle to survive at its farthest frontier.Nearly a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed, but the transformation of Mars to an Earthlike planet has just begun The plan is opposed by those determined to preserve the planets hostile, barren beauty. Led by rebels like Peter Clayborne, these young people are the first generation of children born on Mars. They will be joined by original settlers Maya Toitovna, Simon Frasier, and Sax Russell. Against this cosmic backdrop, passions, rivalries, and friendships explode in a story as spectacular as the planet itself.From the Paperback edition.

  • 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. Set in our nation's capital, here is a chillingly realistic tale of people caught in the collision of science, technology, and the consequences of global warming-which could trigger another phenomenon: abrupt climate change, resulting in temperatures...
    When the storm got bad, scientist Frank Vanderwal was at work, formalizing his return to the National Science Foundation for another year. He'd left the building just in time to help sandbag at Arlington Cemetery. Now that the torrent was over, large chunks of San Diego had eroded into the sea, and D.C. was underwater.
    Shallow lakes occupied the most famous parts of the city. Reagan Airport was awash and the Potomac had spilled beyond its banks. Rescue boats dotted the saturated cityscape. Everything Frank and his colleagues in the halls of science and politics feared had culminated in this massive disaster. And now the world looked to them to fix it.
    Whatever Frank can do, now that he is homeless, he'll have to do from his car. He's not averse to sleeping outdoors. Years of research have made him hyperaware of his status as just another primate. That plus his encounter with a Tibetan Buddhist has left him resolved to live a more authentic life.
    Hopefully, this will prepare him for whatever is to come....
    For eve as D.C. bails out from the flood, a more extreme climate change looms. With the melting of the polar ice caps shutting down the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, another Ice Age could be imminent. The last time it happened, eleven thousand years ago, it took just three years to start.
    Once again Kim Stanley Robinson uses his remarkable vision, trademark wry wit, and extraordinary insight into the complexity between man and nature to take us to the brink of disaster-and slightly beyond.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Bestselling, awardwinning, author Kim Stanley Robinson continues his groundbreaking trilogy of ecothrillersyes'>#8211;and propels us deeper into the awesome whirlwind of climatic change. Set in our nationyes'>#8217;s capital, here is a chillingly realistic tale of people caught in the collision of science, technology, and the consequences of global warmingyes'>#8211;which could trigger another phenomenon: abrupt climate change, resulting in temperatures...When the storm got bad, scientist Frank Vanderwal was at work, formalizing his return to the National Science Foundation for another year. Heyes'>#8217;d left the building just in time to help sandbag at Arlington Cemetery. Now that the torrent was over, large chunks of San Diego had eroded into the sea, and D.C. was underwater. Shallow lakes occupied the most famous parts of the city. Reagan Airport was awash and the Potomac had spilled beyond its banks. Rescue boats dotted the saturated cityscape. Everything Frank and his colleagues in the halls of science and politics feared had culminated in this massive disaster. And now the world looked to them to fix it.Whatever Frank can do, now that he is homeless, heyes'>#8217;ll have to do from his car. Heyes'>#8217;s not averse to sleeping outdoors. Years of research have made him hyperaware of his status as just another primate. That plus his encounter with a Tibetan Buddhist has left him resolved to live a more authentic life. Hopefully, this wll prepare him for whatever is to come....For even as D.C. bails out from the flood, a more extreme climate change looms. With the melting of the polar ice caps shutting down the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, another Ice Age could be imminent. The last time it happened, eleven thousand years ago, it took just three years to start.Once again Kim Stanley Robinson uses his remarkable vision, trademark wry wit, and extraordinary insight into the complexity between man and nature to take us to the brink of disasteryes'>#8211;and slightly beyond.From the Hardcover edition.

  • From the summit of their distant future, a charismatic renegade named Ganymede travels to the past to bring Galileo forward in an attempt to alter history and ensure the ascendancy of science over religion. Yet between his brief and jarring visitations to this future, Galileo must struggle against the ignorance and superstition of his own time.

  • The dazzling novel from the acclaimed author of the groundbreaking MARS trilogy follows Galileo on an amazing journey from the dawn of the modern world to a future on the verge of a completely new scientific breakthrough.

  • With the incomparable vision and breathtaking detail that brought his nowclassic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author KIM STANLEY ROBINSON boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know....The Years of Rice and Salt It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occuryes'>#8211;the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europeyes'>#8217;s population was destroyed. But what if? What if the plague killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have beenyes'>#8211;a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt. This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the worldyes'>#8217;s greatest scientific mindsyes'>#8211;in India. This is a universe where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions and Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosopher, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry. Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power, and even love on such an Earth. From the steppes of Asia to the shores of the Western Hemisphere, from the age of Akbar to the present and beyond, here is the stunning story of the creation of a new world.From the Hardcover edition.

  • In the Nebula Award winning Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson began his critically acclaimed epic saga of the colonization of Mars, Now the Hugo Award winning Green Mars continues the thrilling and timeless tale of humanity's struggle to survive at its farthest frontier.Nearly a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed, but the transformation of Mars to an Earthlike planet has just begun The plan is opposed by those determined to preserve the planets hostile, barren beauty. Led by rebels like Peter Clayborne, these young people are the first generation of children born on Mars. They will be joined by original settlers Maya Toitovna, Simon Frasier, and Sax Russell. Against this cosmic backdrop, passions, rivalries, and friendships explode in a story as spectacular as the planet itself.From the Paperback edition.

  • From the awardwinning author of the Mars Trilogy comes a thrilling new novel....Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Hugo and Nebula awardwinning Mars trilogy, is one of the most original and visionary writers of fiction today. Now, in his latest novel, he takes us to a harsh, alien landscape covered by a sheet of ice two miles deep. This is no distant planetit is the last pure wilderness on earth.A stark and inhospitable place, its landscape poses a challenge to survival; yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientists and adventurers. Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty that protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica's resources and eerie beauty to be plundered. As politicians and corporations move to determine its fate from half a world away, radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land. The winner of this critical battle will determine the future for this last great wilderness....From the Paperback edition.

  • The bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt returns with a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation';s capital--and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines.
    When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year.
    It';s an increasingly steamy summer in the nation';s capital as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler cares for his young son and deals with the frustrating politics of global warming. Charlie must find a way to get a skeptical administration to act before it';s too late--and his progeny find themselves living in Swamp World. But the political climate poses almost as great a challenge as the environmental crisis when it comes to putting the public good ahead of private gain.
    While Charlie struggles to play politics, his wife, Anna, takes a more rational approach to the looming crisis in her work at the National Science Foundation. There a proposal has come in for a revolutionary process that could solve the problem of global warmin--if it can be recognized in time. But when a race to control the budding technology begins, the stakes only get higher. As these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of modern science, they are unaware that fate is about to put an unusual twist on their work--one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.
    With style, wit, and rare insight into our past, present, and possible future, this captivating novel propels us into a world on the verge of unprecedented change--in a time quite like our own. Here is Kim Stanley Robinson at his visionary best, offering a gripping cautionary tale of progress--and its price--as only he can tell it.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • The red planet is red no longer, as Mars has become a perfectly inhabitable world. But while Mars flourishes, Earth isyes'>#160;yes'>#160;threatened by overpopulation and ecological disaster. Soon people look to Mars as a refuge, initiating a possible interplanetary conflict, as well as political strife between the Reds, who wish to preserve the planet in its desert state, and the Green "terraformers".yes'>#160;yes'>#160;The ultimate fate of Earth, as well as the possibility of new explorations into the solar system, stand in the balance.From the Paperback edition.

  • In his most ambitious project to date, awardwinning author Kim Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research and cuttingedge science in the first of three novels that will chronicle the colonization of Mars.For eons, sandstorms have swept the barren desolate landscape of the red planet. For centuries, Mars has beckoned to mankind to come and conquer its hostile climate. Now, in the year 2026, a group of one hundred colonists is about to fulfill that destiny.John Boone, Maya Toitavna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars. For some, Mars will become a passion driving them to daring acts of courage and madness; for others it offers and opportunity to strip the planet of its riches. And for the genetic "alchemists, " Mars presents a chance to create a biomedical miracle, a breakthrough that could change all we know about life...and death.The colonists place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the planets surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels, kilometers in depth, will be drilled into the Martian mantle to create stupendous vents of hot gases. Against this backdrop of epic upheaval, rivalries, loves, and friendships will form and fall to piecesfor there are those who will fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed.Brilliantly imagined, breathtaking in scope and ingenuity, Red Mas is an epic scientific saga, chronicling the next step in human evolution and creating a world in its entirety. Red Mars shows us a future, with both glory and tarnish, that awes with complexity and inspires with vision.From the Paperback edition.

  • Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is one of science fiction's most honored series, with Red Mars winning the distinguished Nebula Award, and both Green Mars and Blue Mars honored with the Hugo. A modernday classic of the genre, this epic saga deftly portrays the human stories behind Earth's most ambitious project yet: the terraforming of Mars.Now, following the publication of his acclaimed adventure novel, Antarctica, Robinson returns to the realm he has made his own, in a work that brilliantly weaves together a futuristic setting with a poetic vision of the human spirit engaged in a drama as ancient as mankind itself.From a training mission in Antarctica to blistering sandstorms sweeping through labyrinths of barren canyons, the interwoven stories of The Martians set in motion a sprawling cast of characters upon the surface of Mars. As the planet is transformed from an unexplored and forbidding terrain to a troubled image of a recreated Earth, we meet men and women who are bound together by their experiences on Mars and with each other.Among them are Michel, a French psychologist dazzled by the beauty around him; Maya, a woman whose illfated love affairs lead to her first voyage to Mars; and Roger, a tall Martianborn guide who lacks social skills but has the courage to survive on the planet's dangerous yet strangely compelling surface.Beginning with the First Hundred explorers, generations of friends, eneies, and lovers are swept up in the drama that is Earth's tenuous toehold on Mars. International exploration turns into world building; world building degenerates into political conflict, revolution, and war.Following the strands of these lives and events, in an age when human life has been extended for decades, The Martians becomes the story of generations lived on the edge of the ultimate frontier, in a landscape of constant manmade and natural transformation.This new masterpiece by Kim Stanley Robinson is a story of hope and disappointment, of fierce physical and psychological struggles. Both deeply human and scientifically cutting edge, The Martians is the epic chronicle of a planet that represents one of humanity's most glorious possibilities.A Letter from Kim Stanley Robinson:"When I finished Blue Mars, I realized I wasn't done with Mars yet.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;There were things I still wanted to say about the place, and about my characters from the trilogy, and there were a number of sidebar stories and characters that had found no place in the trilogy's structure.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;I also had a couple of precursor Mars stories that did not fit the trilogy's history'Exploring Fossil Canyon' and 'Green Mars'and I had held these out of my earlier story collections thinking they belonged with the Mars group."So all this material was there, and as I wrote Antarctica, I found myself drawn back into the matter of Mars repeatedly, by the discovery of possible life in meteorite AHL8004 and by the Pathfinder landing.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;I decided to make a collection of Martian tales, and as I put them in roughly chronological order, I saw that they seemed to be adding up to their own larger story, functioning as the trilogy's 'unconscious' or 'secret history'.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Using all kinds of modes, from folk tales to scientific articles, from personal accounts to the full text of a constitution, I arranged things so that the book altogether tells the story of an underground and hardtosee resistance to the terraforming described in the trilogy proper.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;I had a great time doing these stories, and hope they add up to my own version of a Martian Chronicles."From the Paperback edition.

  • The year is 2312. Scientific advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer our only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system, on moons, planets, and in between. But in 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront our past, present, and future. The first event takes place on Mercury, in the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. For Swan Er Hong, it will change her life. Once a designer of worlds, now Swan will be led into a plot to destroy them. 2312 is a bold vision of humanity's future and a compelling portrait of those individuals who will shape its events.
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  • By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the worldyes'>#8217;s climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bonechilling cold one day, balmy weather the next.But the presidentelect remains optimistic and doesnyes'>#8217;t intend to give up without a fight. A maverick in every sense of the word, Chase starts organizing the most ambitious plan to save the world from disaster since FDRyes'>#8211;and assembling a team of top scientists and advisers to implement it.For Charlie Quibler, this means reentering the political fray fulltime and giving up fulltime care of his young son, Joe. For Frank Vanderwal, hampered by a brain injury, it means trying to protect the woman he loves from a vengeful ex and a rogue yes'>#8220;black opsyes'>#8221; agency not even the president can controlyes'>#8211;a task for which neither Frankyes'>#8217;s work at the National Science Foundation nor his study of Tibetan Buddhism can prepare him. In a world where time is running out as quickly as its natural resources, where surveillance is almost total and freedom nearly nonexistent, the forecast for the Chase administration looks darker each passing day. For as the lastyes'>#8211;and most terribleyes'>#8211;of natural disasterslooms on the horizon, it will take a miracle to stop the clock . . . the kind of miracle that only dedicated men and women can bring about.From the Hardcover edition.

  • An award-winning and bestselling SF writer, Kim Stanley Robinson is widely acknowledged as one of the most exciting and visionary writers in the field. His latest novel, 2312, imagined how we would be living 300 years from now. Now, with his new novel, he turns from our future to our past - to the Palaeolithic era, and an extraordinary moment in humanity's development. An emotionally powerful and richly detailed portrayal of life 30,000 years ago, it is a novel that will appeal both to his existing fans and a whole new mainstream readership.

  • A glorious companion volume to Robinson's world-wide bestselling trilogy.

  • Another timeless masterpiece in the Voyager Classics series

  • The red planet is red no longer, as Mars has become a perfectly inhabitable world. But while Mars flourishes, Earth is threatened by overpopulation and ecological disaster. Soon people look to Mars as a refuge, initiating a possible interplanetary conflict, as well as political strife between the Reds, who wish to preserve the planet in its desert state, and the Green "terraformers". The ultimate fate of Earth, as well as the possibility of new explorations into the solar system, stand in the balance.
    From the Paperback edition.

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