Icehenge

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Icehenge is Kim Stanley Robinson's second novel, published in the same year as The Wild Shore, 1984. The novel consists of three stories connected through time, two of which were published before and one written for the novel. The two previously published stories were:

  • To Leave A Mark, first published in 1982, which bears great similarities with later works on the Mars trilogy
  • On The North Pole Of Pluto, first published in 1980

Human civilization has to cope with space travel, memory loss brought about by a life span expanded to a thousand years, and historical revisionism.

The novel consists of three parts bearing the names of the narrators and the date of the events:

  • Emma Weil, 2248 A.D.
  • Hjalmar Nederland, 2547 A.D.
  • Edmond Doya, 2610 A.D.

Publication History

  • Ace Books ISBN 0441358543, 1984
  • Futura Orbit ISBN 0708881661, December 1985
  • MacDonald ISBN 0356124029, October 1986
  • Denoël ISBN 2207304256, as Les Menhirs De Glace, (French translation) September 1986
  • Editrice Nord ISBN 8842901717, (Italian translation) 1986
  • Bastei-Lübbe ISBN 3404240928, as Die Eisigen Säulen Des Pluto, (German translation) 1987
  • Tor Books ISBN 0812502671, September 1990
  • Voyager ISBN 0006482554, September 1997
  • Zagrebačka naklada ISBN 9536234262, as Ledeni Hram, (Croatian translation) 1997
  • Лира Принт ISBN 9548610183, as Айсхендж, (Bulgarian translation) 1997
  • Tor Orb ISBN 0312866097, July 1998
  • 漓江出版社 ISBN 7540726105, as 冰柱之谜, (Chinese translation) 2001
  • Gallimard ISBN 2070313042, as Les Menhirs De Glace, (French translation) 2003
  • Minotauro ISBN 8445074954, as Icehenge: La Memoria Perdida, (Spanish translation) March 2004
  • Voyager ISBN 9780007336746, August 2009

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