New York 2140
What a romp! New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson imagines the five boroughs a couple centuries henceforth, the city having taken the moniker New Venice & become partially subsumed by (and submerged in) a rising watershed caused by climate change. The book narrows its focus on those marginalized in the new tidal zones created by the sea level rise and their impact on the financial firmament, as well its local American history – how responses to the Great Depression and Great Recession differed from each other, and from the other bailouts that take place in the 2140 universe, and whether Keynes’ euthanasia of the rentier might finally be justified. If you like cities, history, or politics, you’re going to find a string worth tugging in this book – highly recommended!