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Sixty Days and Counting

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By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the worlds climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next.

But the president-elect remains optimistic and doesnt intend to give up without a fight. A maverick in every sense of the word, Chase starts organizing the most ambitious plan to save the world from disaster since FDR-and assembling a team of top scientists and advisers to implement it.

For Charlie Quibler, this means reentering the political fray full-time and giving up full-time care of his young son, Joe. For Frank Vanderwal, hampered by a brain injury, it means trying to protect the woman he loves from a vengeful ex and a rogue “black ops” agency not even the president can control-a task for which neither Franks work at the National Science Foundation nor his study of Tibetan Buddhism can prepare him.

In a world where time is running out as quickly as its natural resources, where surveillance is almost total and freedom nearly nonexistent, the forecast for the Chase administration looks darker each passing day. For as the last-and most terrible-of natural disasters looms on the horizon, it will take a miracle to stop the clock . . . the kind of miracle that only dedicated men and women can bring about.

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The bestselling author of "Fifty Degrees Below" concludes his intelligent trilogy of suspenseful, near-future eco-thrillers set in world ravaged by global warming.

About the Author

Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. He is the author of eleven previous books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Fifty Degrees Below, Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt, and Antarctica-for which he was sent to the Antarctic by the U.S. National Science Foundation as part of their Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. He lives in Davis, California

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ISBN:
9780553585827
Author:
Robinson, Kim Stanley
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
Kim St
Author:
anley Robinson
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
6.95x4.23x1.12 in. .60 lbs.

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