RED MOON and NEW YORK 2140
Here is what I love about Kim Stanley Robinson – his books are smart, really smart. In both of these books he weaves science, politics, economics, culture, relationships, history, deeply into the stories. Some science fiction is based on imagination, some on research. The knowledge base he shares in these well researched and well written stories is impressive, insightful, intriguing, and intoxicating. Fascinating work. Great character driven stories based on extrapolation of current world climate and events drawn forward to real possible futures. Really enjoyed listening to both of these books and have another ready to download. Have read sci-fi since I was young – albeit with some long hiatus – and am pretty wowed by this guy.