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Sat Apr 30, 2022, 06:56 AM

Kim Stanley Robinson. Your thoughts?

I haven’t read much of him at all. I did read “The Minstry of the Future”. I’m glad I read it, though sometimes it was hard to stay with.

I started another book that was one of those about climate change I remember there was a character named Anna and she and her husband had two little kids. I didn’t finish that one.

I thought Ministry was Good. But from what I’ve read of him so far, I wish he would write nonfiction. About climate change and so forth.

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Reply Kim Stanley Robinson. Your thoughts? (Original post)
raccoon Apr 2022 OP
WheelWalker Apr 2022 #1
Javaman Apr 2022 #2
Ohiya Apr 2022 #3
Susan Calvin Apr 2022 #4
scarletlib Jun 1 #5
RipVanWinkle Jul 13 #6

Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2022, 07:45 AM

1. I've read only his Mars trilogy...

Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars. Enjoyed those books immensely.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2022, 09:23 AM

2. I'm currently listening to

The years of rice and salt.

It’s very good if you enjoy alternative history.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2022, 09:58 AM

3. I liked - The Wild Shore

I read it about thirty years ago and I can still remember a lot of it.

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 30, 2022, 10:53 AM

4. I like the whole California trilogy.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 10:53 PM

5. Loved his Mars Trilogy.

Last summer read both New York 2140 as well as The Ministry for the Future.

New York 2140 also about climate change but more humorous than The Ministry for the Future. Liked both books.

It’s obvious to me from reading his books that he has no love for Capitalism as either a social or economic system that is unselfish enough to solve the planet’s problems.

The ideas he presents in The Ministry for The Future are ideas that have been discussed in the “real world”. Also the weather events are real possibilities.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2022, 04:00 PM

6. I read "The Ministry for the Future", and I'm almost finished with "2312".

Generally, I liked both of these books. Specifically, there are some things I didn't like. For example, I wish he would refrain from putting in those short chapters that don't add much to the story. And, in "2312", there are sexually-oriented scenes that quite frankly, he should have left out.

I'm not going to read another of his books for awhile.

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