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2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
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I wrote what I thought was a nice review of this book and then the Internet ate it.

Which I think actually speaks to some of the themes of this very novel: humanity before technology and all that.

But, in this case, technology won and I'm far too upset to try writing it again.

But, for future readers, I'll sum it up: the sci-fi parts of this book were brilliant. Robinson paints a future that is so tantalizingly close that it's agonizing we haven't achieved it.

But the plot and characters were weak and perfunctory.

So while this book is well worth a read from for the inspiration and hope it gives for our future, it's not such a great novel.
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Reading Progress

April 8, 2013 – Started Reading
April 8, 2013 – Shelved
April 9, 2013 –
7.0%
April 10, 2013 –
11.0%
April 14, 2013 –
17.0%
April 14, 2013 –
36.0%
April 14, 2013 –
52.0%
April 15, 2013 –
55.0%
April 17, 2013 –
67.0%
April 23, 2013 –
89.0%
April 24, 2013 – Finished Reading

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