Antarctica

ISBN-10: 0553574027
ISBN-13: 9780553574029
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Description: From the award-winning author of the Mars Trilogy comes a thrilling new novel.... Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning Mars trilogy, is one of the most original and visionary writers of fiction today. Now, in his latest  More...

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Book details

List price: $7.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/6/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

From the award-winning author of the Mars Trilogy comes a thrilling new novel.... Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning Mars trilogy, is one of the most original and visionary writers of fiction today. Now, in his latest novel, he takes us to a harsh, alien landscape covered by a sheet of ice two miles deep. This is no distant planet--it is the last pure wilderness on earth. A stark and inhospitable place, its landscape poses a challenge to survival; yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientists and adventurers. Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty that protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica's resources and eerie beauty to be plundered. As politicians and corporations move to determine its fate from half a world away, radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land. The winner of this critical battle will determine the future for this last great wilderness....

Writer Kim Stanley Robinson was born in Orange County, California in 1952. He earned a B. A. and Ph. D. at the University of California at San Diego and an M. A. at Boston University. His first trilogy of books, concerning a post-nuclear holocaust: Orange County, collectively won a Nebula Award and two Hugos, but he may be better known for his Mars trilogy, which chronicles the colonization of Mars and spans hundreds of years. He has won an Asimov Award, a World Fantasy Award, a Locus Reader's Poll Award, and a John W. Campbell Award. His title 2312 (Firsttion) made The New York Times Best Seller list for 2012.

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