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Old 16-01-2016, 03:42:55   #1138
jsorense
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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the '60s.
2313 Kim Stanley Robinson (2012)
This was a total disappointment. The story, what there is of it, takes place 300 years in the future. The solar system is now populated by humans and maybe what can be characterized as post-humans both physically and socially. To me it seemed the book was just an excuse for KSR to speculate on what the solar system would look like if current trends continue. No aliens, no star drives, now significant new technologies at all. Just a lot of scooting around between planets in a post-shortage universe. I give it only a 4/10. Do we really need a city on Mercury that rolls on rails?
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