New York 2140

"New York 2140" is a Kim Stanley Robinson published on March 14 2017 (hardcover, ebook, audiobook) in the USA, Canada and Australia (March 16 for UK). 624 pages. The paperback is scheduled for March 6 2018.

The synopsis reads:

A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312, and Aurora.
The waters rose, submerging New York City.
But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever.
Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island.
Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides.
And how we too will change.






This is just a "thank you" to Kim Stanley Robinson for New York 2140
for the literary variety, from the encyclopedic style of James Joyce to the epigrams of an Adams,
for the believable characterization,
for the detailed setting,
for the provocative plot,
for the edificati0n,
and for the sheer entertainment value.
May his work continue from strength to strength.


"...And then in 1664 two men named Albreckt von Treileben and Andreas Peckell who had previous experience salvaging valuables from shipwrecks succeeded where others had failed. They used a diving bell, which was the most advanced diving equipment available at the time. As the name suggests, it’s a large metal bell that traps a pocket of air as it is lowered into the water, providing an air supply for a diver. The divers worked to extract the cannons from the wreck in the pitch-black, frigid waters of the harbor for up to 30 minutes at a time. Despite such abominable conditions, von Treileben, Peckell and their team of divers managed to raise more than 50 of the Vasa’s 64 cannons over the course of a year. ..."