The Years of Rice and Salt is an alternate history novel written by science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson and published in The novel explores how world history might have been different if the Black Death plague had killed 99% of Europe's population, instead of a third. Divided into ten parts, the story spans. Start by marking “The Years of Rice and Salt” as Want to Read: Alternate History: What if the plague in Europe had wiped out 90% of the population? Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer, probably best known for his award-winning Mars trilogy. With the incomparable vision and breathtaking detail 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.
Editorial Reviews. Review. Award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson delivers a thoughtful and powerful examination of cultures and the people who shape them. How might human history be different if 14th-century Europe was utterly wiped out by plague, and Islamic and Buddhist societies emerged as the. 1 Jul Having revolutionized the novel of planetary exploration with his Nebula- and Hugo-winning Mars trilogy (Red Mars, etc.), Robinson is attempting to do the same to. The Years of Rice and Salt is a sprawling, sumptuous fantasy novel about civilization, set against an alternate-historical backdrop of a world in which the Black Death of the 14th century wiped out almost the entire European population (in reality it took about half of it). This has effectively brought Christianity to a halt, allowing.
The Years of Rice and Salt is a an Alternate History novel by writer Kim Stanley Robinson, which depicts world history in an alternate timeline where the . 5 Mar The seven centuries covered in The Years of Rice and Salt include genocide and exploitation and universal war, just as they include the growth of feminism, the discovery of the telescope and the Enlightenment. Robinson assumes that the West that Europe became is not in possession of special virtues. 28 Apr Gerald Jonas reviews following books: The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson; The Visitor by Sheri S Tepper; Bones of Earth by Michael Swanwick; and The Aftermatch by Samuel C Florman (M).