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...and end unwittingly causing a typhoon in South East Asia.

A brownish area with points (chap), Friday, 26 November 2010 14:03 (eight years ago) link

weird, i was looking at the reviews of Quantam Thief earlier as well! anyone?

zappi, Friday, 26 November 2010 15:27 (eight years ago) link

I've bought a copy, and it seems genuinely interesting but I've only read one chapter so far.

treefell, Friday, 26 November 2010 15:29 (eight years ago) link

I've been reading some Adam Roberts, he's pretty good. Not at all hard. Some real oddball concepts and fairly literary.

A brownish area with points (chap), Friday, 26 November 2010 16:15 (eight years ago) link

Also often very funny. He moonlights writing Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter spoofs, presumably for ££.

A brownish area with points (chap), Friday, 26 November 2010 16:17 (eight years ago) link

reading the new culture, am pretty into it

shirley summistake (s1ocki), Friday, 26 November 2010 20:39 (eight years ago) link

The Quantum Thief is pretty cool. It doesn't take any prisoners though. Rajaniemi is a String Theorist by trade; the weird, cutting-edge science stuff is laid on pretty thick and with no quarter given to those who might have no idea as to what on earth he might be talking about...

Stone Monkey, Friday, 26 November 2010 21:45 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

just finished the quantum thief - it was great. a lot left unexplained but it had enough of a 'human' (or post-human even) story underpinning the crazy stuff to keep me reading. the stuff abt the exomemory + 'gevulot' was particularly cool

whitney from mtv's the city (tpp), Thursday, 13 January 2011 19:20 (eight years ago) link

i'm currently reading 'stories of your life and others' by ted chiang....wow

whitney from mtv's the city (tpp), Thursday, 13 January 2011 19:25 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

so are there any good SF novels of the endgame of climate change? I could google, but that's no fun.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:43 (seven years ago) link

the bacigalupi(?) thing, The Wind-up Girl touches on this. it's not about that, but is set in a post climate change, post GM crop disaster world. (i didn't like it tbh)

(wow, i spelt bacigalupi right!)

koogs, Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:33 (seven years ago) link

John Brunner "The Sheep Look Up"

Dunn O)))))))) (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:37 (seven years ago) link

I can think of a bunch of books that touch on it or use it as background (Robinson's Mars Trilogy, for example), but that's the only one springing to mind that uses it as the central focus

Dunn O)))))))) (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:38 (seven years ago) link

baccy-go-loopy is more about the exhaustion of resources than climate change maybe? but i did read ship-breaker first. i got the feeling that that was one of the coming areas in the genre, that and the neurological basis of consciousness

thomp, Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:43 (seven years ago) link

I can think of a bunch of books that touch on it or use it as background (Robinson's Mars Trilogy, for example

Isn't his new book more about that?

Like Monk Never Happened (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:44 (seven years ago) link

hm forgot Bruce Sterling's "Heavy Weather" uses some serious climate change/weather disruptions as its backdrop. it's not very good though.

haven't read KSR's latest but I wouldn't be surprised

Dunn O)))))))) (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:44 (seven years ago) link

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_Late_the_Sweet_Birds_Sang

thomp, Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:46 (seven years ago) link

Early Ballard disaster novels? The Drowned World, The Burning World...I haven't read The Crystal World so I can't speak to that one.

Neil Jung (WmC), Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:47 (seven years ago) link

http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/greenhouse/

thomp, Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:48 (seven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nausicaä_of_the_Valley_of_the_Wind_(manga)

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 26 July 2012 22:30 (seven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Pail_of_Air

caek, Thursday, 26 July 2012 22:31 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

Kim Stanley Robinson's 2013 is very very good (and has a load of stuff about climate change if Morbs is still checking this thread).

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 2 December 2013 02:40 (five years ago) link

Haha, it's actually called 2312. 2013 is the year we are in.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 2 December 2013 02:41 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

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— *gated reverb snare* (@softsynthbear) April 12, 2019

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