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  • Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Red Mars

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Red Mars is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson's best-selling trilogy. Red Mars is praised by scientists for its detailed visions of future technology. It is also hailed by authors and critics for its vivid characters and dramatic conflicts.

    For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create - and the hidden power struggles of those who want to control it.

  • New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    New York 2140

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim, and others
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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.

  • Green Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Green Mars

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    The initial Martian pioneers had fierce disagreements about how the planet should be used by humans. This led to a war that threatened the lives of billions of people on both Mars and Earth. Now, the second generation of settlers continues the struggle to survive the hostile yet strangely beautiful environment of the red planet.

  • Blue Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Blue Mars

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    The once red and barren terrain of Mars is now green and rich with life - plant, animal, and human. But idyllic Mars is in a state of political upheaval, plagued by violent conflict between those who would keep the planet green and those who want to return it to a desert world.

  • Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Aurora

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Ali Ahn
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    A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

  • 2312 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    2312

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Sarah Zimmerman
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    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....

  • The Years of Rice and Salt | Kim Stanley Robinson

    The Years of Rice and Salt

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
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    It is the 14th century, and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur - the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been - 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.

  • Shaman | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Shaman

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
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    There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories - to teach those who would follow in his footsteps. There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together. There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change. And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple - and where it may lead is never certain.

  • New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    New York 2140

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Caitlin Kelly, Christopher Ryan Grant, Jay Snyder, and others
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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.

  • Forty Signs of Rain: Science in the Capital, Book 1 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Forty Signs of Rain: Science in the Capital, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Kim Stanley Robinson
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    The best-selling 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. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

  • Galileo’s Dream | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Galileo’s Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    With Galileo’s Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson crafts an instant masterpiece that blends epic adventure and thoughtful alternate history. Ganymede, a rebellious Jovian, attempts to bring famed scientific mind Galileo forward in time to alter the course of history with astonishing results.

  • The Wild Shore: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 1 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    The Wild Shore: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    North America, 2047. For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, that might yet be - and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth.

  • Fifty Degrees Below: Science in the Capital, Book 2 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Fifty Degrees Below: Science in the Capital, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Kim Stanley Robinson
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    Best-selling, 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. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

  • Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Aurora

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Ali Ahn
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    Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now we approach our destination. A new home. Aurora. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, Aurora is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

  • The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson | Kim Stanley Robinson

    The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By David Marantz
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    Adventurers, scientists, artists, workers, and visionaries - these are the men and women you will encounter in the short fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson. In settings ranging from the sunken ruins of Venice to the upper reaches of the Himalayas to the terraformed surface of Mars itself, and through themes of environmental sustainability, social justice, personal responsibility, sports, adventure, and fun, Robinson's protagonists explore a world which stands in sharp contrast to many of the traditional locales and mores of science fiction, presenting instead a world in which Utopia rests within our grasp.

  • The Gold Coast: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 2 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    The Gold Coast: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    North America, 2027. Southern California is a developer's dream gone mad: an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls. Jim McPherson, the affluent son of a defense contractor, is a young man lost in a world of fast cars, casual sex, and designer drugs. But his descent in to the shadowy underground of industrial terrorism brings him into a shattering confrontation with his family, his goals, and his ideals.

  • Pacific Edge: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 3 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Pacific Edge: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    North America, 2065. In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is an ecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up in this "green" world, now finds himself caught up in the struggle to preserve his community's idyllic way of life from the resurgent forces of greed and exploitation.

    The final volume in Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias triptych, Pacific Edge is a brilliant work of science fiction and an outstanding literary achievement.

  • Sixty Days and Counting: Science in the Capital, Book 3 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Sixty Days and Counting: Science in the Capital, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Kim Stanley Robinson
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    By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world'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: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

  • A Martian Romance | Kim Stanley Robinson

    A Martian Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (53 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Brian Corrigan
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    A Martian Romance is a bittersweet story that takes place on the bleak and wintry Red Planet. A group of original colonists set sail in an iceboat across the frozen seas of Mars, many years after their first epic journey, hoping to relive their past and to touch the sky one last time.

  • A Short, Sharp Shock | Kim Stanley Robinson

    A Short, Sharp Shock

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
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    Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of the best-selling trilogy Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars, was called “a literary landscape artist, creating breathtaking vistas” by the Detroit Metro News. Now he confirms his reputation for brilliance and for the unexpected in this luminous short work.

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