New York 2140: Kim Stanley Robinson

Presentation by Kim Stanley Robinson on the release of his latest novel, New York 2140 (Orbit, 2017)

Discussion with Reinhold Martin


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.


Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of RainThe Years of Rice and Salt and 2312. In 2008, he was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He lives in Davis, California.

Co-Organized by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia GSAPP, and Orbit Books.

Kim Stanley Robinson, wearing a suit, stands behind a podium with his hand raised while speaking, with his book cover, showing Manhattan skyscrapers emerging from floodwaters, is projected on a screen

Photo from the back of the audience showing people looking on as Kim Stanley Robinson stands behind a podium to speak with his book cover projected on a screen beside him

Reinhold Martin and Kim Stanley Robinson sit beside one another in modernist chairs, engaged in conversation



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