Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias trilogy -- "The Gold Coast", "The Wild Shore" and "Pacific Edge -- "has been observed as "an intriguing work, one that will delight and entertain you, and, most importantly, cause you to stop and think" ("The Santa Ana Register"). His many other novels include "Escape from Kathmandu" and "Green Mars -- "which won the Hugo and Locus Award for Best Novel.
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 th... SEE MORE