Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. The book is set in a New York City suffering from a 50-foot rise in seawater. The waters rose, submerging New York City. Overview. 1 of 2 "New York 2140" Orbit Show More Show Less 2 of 2 Kim Stanley Robinson Ellen B. Wright Show More Show Less Destroying the world … Every skyscraper an island. . Buy New York 2140 at Walmart.com Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for NEW YORK 2140 EXPORT at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $35. [4] [5] A rise on that scale would likely mean that some portions of Manhattan , Brooklyn , and Queens would be flooded, but not to the extent as featured in the novel. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Free shipping for many products! 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