The years of rice and salt
It is the fourteenth century, and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur-the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been-a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt.
This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world's greatest scientific minds-in India. This is a universe where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions, and Christianity is merely a historical footnote.
Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry. Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power, and even love on such an Earth. From the steppes of Asia to the shores of the Western Hemisphere, from the age of Akbar to the present and beyond, here is the stunning story of the creation of a new world.
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|author||Kim Stanley Robinson|
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With the same unique vision that brought his now classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know. . . .
"A thoughtful, magisterial alternate history from one of science fiction's most important writers."—The New York Times Book Review
It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur—the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been—one that stretches across centuries, sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, and spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation.
Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson navigates a world where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions, while Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power—and even love—in this bold New World.
"Exceptional and engrossing."—New York Post
"Ambitious . . . ingenious."—Newsday
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|isbn||9780553109207, 9780553580075, 9780553897609, 9781483098470|
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|publishDate||2002, 2003, 2015|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000178847|Book|Books||English|Bantam Books,|c2002.|658 p. : maps ; 25 cm., overdrive:626f893b-aaf1-432e-aced-9532b5edf23e|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2015|, overdrive:98f586f5-5bda-440c-8baa-8ea130a49b29|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2003||
|subject_facet||Black death -- Fiction|
|title_display||The years of rice and salt|
|title_full||The Years of Rice and Salt, The Years of Rice and Salt A Novel, The years of rice and salt / Kim Stanley Robinson|
|title_short||The years of rice and salt|
|topic_facet||Black death, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Science Fiction|