0002246791 2002. First edition. 669 pages. Signed by Robinson without inscription. Black cloth with gilt spine titling. Cloth very good to fine, shows only light bumping to spine foot. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket covered in archival Mylar, fine. Interior bright and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The Great Plague destroyed Europe. Now the world's a different place ... From the award-winning author of the Mars trilogy, `the ultimate in future history' (Daily Mail), comes the most ambitious alternate history novel ever written.As Bold Bardash, a horseman in the army of Temur the Lame, rides west across the steppe and on to the Magyar Plain, he comes across a town in which everyone lies dead. Long dead. Plague has struck Europe. Kali's black blanket has fallen over the lands of the West and nothing will ever be the same again.Into this empty land pour the opportunists: the merchants, slavers and warlords. The Chinese cross the oceans in their huge fleets; the Arabs traverse the deserts by camel and mule and the mediterranean by dhow. The last Europeans are killed or enslaved - consigned to the seraglios of the sultans. So die the ancestors of Da Vinci and Copernicus; Columbus and Machiavelli; the Spanish Inquisition and the Conquistators; Shakespeare, Newton and the Pilgrim Fathers; Einstein and Hitler. And the world becomes a different place.In this extraordinarily ambitious, poetic and powerful novel, Kim Stanley Robinson takes us on a journey through seven hundred years of history as it never was, but might have been.
About the Author: Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952 and, after travelling and working around the world, has now settled in his beloved California. He is the award-winning author of The Orange County Trilogy, The Mars Trilogy (Red, Green and Blue Mars), Antarctica and a number of highly-praised short story collections.
Title: The Years Of Rice And Salt: Signed
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description HarperCollins, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Small tears to the dust jacket. A slight tan to the page edges. Good condition book. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008929658
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001443153
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001052581
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR003089513
Book Description Bantam. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0002246791. Seller Inventory # N0039856
Book Description Bantam, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020002246791
Book Description Bantam, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010002246791
Book Description HarperCollins, London, 2002. Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. First UK Edition. A rare uncorrected proof that was signed by the author in ink on the title page at Loncon3. According to the author, the cover artwork was never used. The book is in Near Fine condition. Despite having a curved spine, this hefty book appears unread, but it is showing light shelfwear and browning to the bottom edge of the text block. Also, the front cover tends to curl due to the paper stock. 724 pages. Without packaging, this book weighs 1044 grams - postage costs will reflect this heavier than average weight. Size: 233 x 152 x 55 mm. Signed by Author. Uncorrected Proof. Seller Inventory # EB003719
Book Description Bantam, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110002246791
Book Description Bantam, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Like New. Hardcover, clean unmarked pristine pages, slight warehouse wear, no remainder marks, tight binding, sealed in plastic, exact artwork as listed, Seller Inventory # 052170509009