A challenging, compelling masterpiece of science fiction
Inherently epic . . . a wise and wondrous novel
Beautifully written and with strong mental imagery
The imagination and scope of the plot is incredible. The descriptions are wonderfully vivid . . . Robinson proves himself to still be one of the master world builders in modern sci-fi
Robinson blends mystery and suspense with lyrical evocation of a complex future
There's fun in 2312, then. Fun, and unbelievable wonder; love, profundity and a lot of legitimately gripping drama. Also some startling ideas . . . 2312 is easily one of the year's best books, period.
Polymathic, visionary brilliance
Goes back to the roots of the sci-fi genre and puts at its centre utopian and dystopian visions of the social models our descendants might inhabit, with a flashy travelogue around the places they might live. It is a novel of ideas that also sets out to be tremendous fun
The real energy and allure of this book comes from its often gobsmacking and always richly detailed epic vision of an extra-terrestrial future - of habitable asteroids, space elevators, a terraformed Venus and Mercury's magnificent mobile city, always on the run from the dawn and the broiling Sun. Wonderful
This is a grand tour of an intensely imagined interplanetary future of modified human beings, terraformed planets, experiments in economics and sociology and hundreds of other delights. All of it is in Robinson's eloquent, enthusiastic and inimitable prose
A feast for the imagination and intellect - shockingly clever
In his vibrant, often moving new novel, "2312," Robinson's extrapolation is hard-wired to a truly affecting personal love story. [...] Perhaps Robinson's finest novel, "2312" is a treasured gift to fans of passionate storytelling; readers will be with Swan and Wahram in the tunnel long after reaching the last page.