Kim Stanley Robinson Sees Humans Colonizing the Solar System in 2312

In 1948, George Orwell looked ahead to 1984 and imagined a grim totalitarian world. In 1968, Arthur C. Clarke looked ahead to 2001 and imagined transcendent alien contact. Now, sci-fi novelist Kim Stanley Robinson is looking ahead 300 years in his new novel, 2312.

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