Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson

By Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson - Antarctica

From the award-winning writer of the Mars Trilogy comes an exciting new novel....

Kim Stanley Robinson, writer of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning Mars trilogy, is likely one of the most unique and visionary writers of fiction this day. Now, in his newest novel, he's taking us to a harsh, alien panorama lined through a sheet of ice miles deep. this can be no far away planet--it is the final natural desolate tract on earth.

A stark and inhospitable position, its panorama poses a problem to survival; but its unusual, silent good looks has lengthy interested scientists and adventurers. Now Antarctica faces an doubtful destiny. The overseas treaty that protects the continent is set to dissolve, clearing the best way for Antarctica's assets and eerie attractiveness to be plundered. As politicians and firms circulation to figure out its destiny from part an international away, radical environmentalists perform a covert crusade of sabotage to reclaim the land. The winner of this severe conflict will ascertain the long run for this final nice wilderness....

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He got supper for the two of us that night. Father said he would report her as a missing person to the police the next morning, if we hadn't heard from her by then. He said, 'She has been very tired and nervous lately. ' " "He was insane," said Trout. "How insane? He came into my bedroom at midnight. He woke me up. He said he had something important to tell me. It was nothing but a dirty joke, but this poor, sick man had come to believe it a parable about the awful blows that life had dealt him.

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