2312, Paperback Book
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Winner of the 2013 Nebula Award for Best NovelThe year is 2312.

Scientific advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future.

Earth is no longer our only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system, on moons, planets and in between.

But in 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront our past, present and future.

The first event takes place on Mercury, in the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale.

For Swan Er Hong, it will change her life. Once a designer of worlds, now Swan will be led into a plot to destroy them. 2312 is a bold vision of humanity's future and a compelling portrait of those individuals who will shape its events.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Space opera
  • ISBN: 9781841499987

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I managed to read this entire book ... but I was inclined to give up many times during the first 100 pages. The book starts out being almost incomprehensible. The author alternates real time narrative with "extracts" from some unidentified future encyclopedia and "lists" of various kinds. These manage to fill in voids in real-time plot development, but this writing style takes a while to get used to. "2312" was just interesting enough to keep me reading in snatches of spare time, but it was not compelling. All in all, I can't recommend "2312".

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