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Title: Forty Signs of Rain Title Record # 155217
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Date: 2004-05-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Science in the Capital
Series Number: 1
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Kim Stanley Robinson revised the text to adjust numbers for CO2 concentrations after the work was reviewed by Myles Allen in the April 29, 2004 issue of Nature magazine. He describes the change in an interview in the June 2005 issue of Geotimes magazine: "The physics professor who reviewed it for Nature complained I had the carbon dioxide ppm [parts per million] set too high: I wrote at one point that It was 600 ppm, and I'd like to claim that was a typo, but really it was a mistake - the novel is set in an undetermined near future, but really when I looked at what's happened and been forecast, I should have set it at 440 ppm, that's quite high enough for the effect I wanted, and so I changed it for the paperback." This change can be seen by comparing page 146 of the Bantam Spectra hard cover with page 159 of the Bantam Spectra paperback; for at least the first printing of the HarperCollins paperback the correction had not been made, and 600 ppm is still listed in the relevant scene on page 143.
Synopsis: A cast of scientists playing various roles from lab research to administrators for the NSF offer a spectrum of points of view, as the "greenhouse effect" brings about disastrous changes for them and the rest of America but our political system and culture seem to be inadequate to respond effectively.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
2005 Spanish Señales de Lluvia
2006The same translation by Dominique Haas under the slightly modified title Les 40 signes de la pluie was published in 2011 by Presses Pocket.
French Les quarante signes de la pluie
2006Translated by Dominique Haas The same translation by Dominique Haas under the slightly modified title Les quarante signes de la pluie was published in 2006 by Presses de la Cité.
French Les 40 signes de la pluie
2006 Dutch Het Broeikaseffect

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 2004 BSFA Best Novel
4 2005 Locus Best SF Novel

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Forty Signs of Rain 2004-01-00 Kim Stanley Robinson HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-714886-0 £17.99 359
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Dominic Harman Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain 2004-01-00 Kim Stanley Robinson HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-714887-9 £11.99 359
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Dominic Harman Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain 2004-05-00 Kim Stanley Robinson The Easton Press (Signed First Editions of Science Fiction)     358
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain 2004-06-00 Kim Stanley Robinson Bantam Spectra 0-553-80311-5 $25.00 358
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Dominic Forbes , Tom Hallman Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain 2004-06-00 Kim Stanley Robinson Bantam Spectra 0-553-89817-5 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain 2005-02-00 Kim Stanley Robinson HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-714888-7 £6.99 359
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
Señales de Lluvia 2005-05-00 Kim Stanley Robinson Minotauro 84-450-7564-0   329+
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tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Lucrecia Demaestri Checkmark
Señales de Lluvia 2005-05-17 Kim Stanley Robinson Minotauro 84-450-7544-6   330
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Lucrecia Demaestri Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain 2005-08-00 Kim Stanley Robinson Bantam Spectra 0-553-58580-0 $7.99 393+
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pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Dominic Forbes , Tom Hallman Checkmark
Les quarante signes de la pluie 2006-09-00 Kim Stanley Robinson Presses de la Cité 2-258-06891-6 €21.50 397
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Checkmark
Het Broeikaseffect 2006-12-00 Kim Stanley Robinson Bruna 90-229-9271-3   313+
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tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Dominic Forbes Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain 2008-00-00 Kim Stanley Robinson Recorded Books 978-1-4361-7443-5    
audio CD?Compact disc with standard audio tracks
novel Joie Simmons Checkmark
Les 40 signes de la pluie 2011-06-00 Kim Stanley Robinson Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5983) 978-2-266-18355-0   505+
[1]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Marko Tardito Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain 2016-08-02 Kim Stanley Robinson Brilliance Audio 978-1-5226-9850-0 $9.99  
audio MP3 CD?Compact disc with mp3-encoded audio tracks
novel Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain 2016-08-31 Kim Stanley Robinson HarperCollins 978-0-00-739665-8 £3.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Forty Signs of Rain date unknown Kim Stanley Robinson Bantam Spectra 0-553-58580-0 $7.99 393+
[21]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Dominic Forbes , Tom Hallman Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain date unknown Kim Stanley Robinson Bantam Spectra 978-0-553-58580-3 $7.99 393+
[21]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Dominic Forbes , Tom Hallman Checkmark
Forty Signs of Rain date unknown Kim Stanley Robinson Bantam Spectra 0-553-58580-0 $7.99 393+
[21]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Dominic Forbes , Tom Hallman Checkmark
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