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Forty Signs of Rain

(2003)
(The first book in the Science in the Capital series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel (nominee)
The bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt presents a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation’s capital—and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly yet humorously realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines.

 When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke.

The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May.

That was last year.

It’s a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of technology, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts—one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 0-553-80311-5 / 978-0-553-80311-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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December 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 0-00-714886-0 / 978-0-00-714886-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

July 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain (Science in the Capital)
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 0-553-58580-0 / 978-0-553-58580-3 (USA edition)
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 0-00-071488-7 / 978-0-00-071488-6 (UK edition)
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN
Author(s): Robinson
ISBN: 0-00-714888-7 / 978-0-00-714888-2 (UK edition)
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 0-00-714887-9 / 978-0-00-714887-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

December 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain (Science in the Capital)
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 1-978604-20-3 / 978-1-978604-20-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain (Science in the Capital)
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 1-5226-9850-7 / 978-1-5226-9850-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain: Science in the Capital, Book 1
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2008 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain: Science in the Capital, Book 1
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain: Science in the Capital, Book 1
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain: Science in the Capital, Book 1
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Forty Signs of Rain (Science in the Capital Trilogy, Book 1)
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Spectra
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