2312: A Novel by Kim Stanley Robinson
Synopsis: The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity’s only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future.
The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.
2013 WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
Published: May 2012 | ISBN-13: 978-0316098113
Author’s Info Page: http://kimstanleyrobinson.info/
Swan Er Hong and Fitz Warham jetset around the solar system to track down the explanation behind a strange accident on Mercury. Written as a terrorism mystery of sorts, KSR is at his best when he acts as a tour guide for the solar system… and for civilizations that don’t exist, yet. (Want more? Read KSR’s Mars trilogy.) – From Couchtothemoon’s 10 Great Books on Science Fiction