An epic, futuristic disaster novel set in the wastes of Antarctica. Like the world it protects, the Antarctic Treaty is dissolving.
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In the near future Wade Norton has been sent to Antarctica by Senator Phil Chase to investigate rumours of environmental sabotage. He arrives on the frozen continent and immediately begins making contact with the various scientific and political factions that comprise Antarctic society. What he finds is an interesting and diverse mix of inhabitants who don't always mesh well but who all share a common love of Antarctica and a fierce devotion to their life there. He also begins to uncover layers of Antarctic culture that have been kept hidden from the rest of the world, some of which are dangerous indeed. Events are brought to a head when the saboteurs--or "ecoteurs" as they call themselves--launch an attack designed to drive humans off the face of Antarctica. This is Kim Stanley Robinson's first book since his award-winning Mars trilogy, and while some of the themes may be familiar to seasoned Robinson readers the book is never less than engrossing. As usual Robinson does a masterful job with the setting of his story, and anyone interested in Antarctica won't want to miss this one. -- Craig Engler, Amazon.comReview:
‘If I had to choose one writer whose work will set the standard for science fiction in the future, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’
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‘Absorbing, impressive, fascinating… Utterly plausible’
‘Brilliantly conceived plot… Stunning visualization of the beauty of this hostile planet’
‘A beautiful book – to be lived in. Let most of it be true’
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Book Description London: Harper Collins/Voyager, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Dj Art: Peter Elson (illustrator). 1st Edition, 1st Printing. 414 pages with very attractive wraparound dj art by Peter Elson. True 1st: this British edition preceded the US edition by ten months. New, unread copy: I bought it new from a British dealer in 1997, never read it, stored it carefully over the years. Other than one TINY spot on the front board it's perfect. It has NO markings throughout, NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder, dj NOT price-clipped ("L16.99"). Fine in Fine dj. Bookseller Inventory # 000825
Book Description Harper Collins, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st ed/1st pr, SIGNED on title page by the author. This book is solid, square, tight and unread, with sharp tips and solid boards; the DJ is glossy and sharp in protective mylar Brodart -- you will hop, skip, and crow like a rooster at sun-up when this book gets to your door!!! NOTE: This is the UK edition, which shares an ISBN with the US edition. Bookseller Inventory # 022044
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