Publisher: Tor Books , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title American mountaineers George and Fred explore the mysteries of Nepal as tour guides, and are caught up in a plot to foil the capture of the Abominable Snowman "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. Buy New Learn more about this copy. Other Popular Editions of the Same Title. Tor Books, Hardcover. Tor Books, Softcover. Voyager, Softcover. Search for all books with this author and title. Customers who bought this item also bought. Most of it's junk mail or bills, and even the real stuff is, like, official news from Kim Stanley Robinson was born in A native Californian, he is the author of the Nebula Award-winning Red Mars and several other highly regarded SF novels, including his acclaimed Three Californias trilogy.
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George and Freds will go on to greater heights as they explore the mysteries of Nepal, from Shangri-La to Kathmandu's governmental bureaucracy, in Escape from Kathmandu by Kim Stanley Robinson. Kim Stanley Robinson was born in A native Californian, he is the author of the Nebula Award-winning Red Mars and several other highly regarded SF novels, including his acclaimed Three Californias trilogy.
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Read an Excerpt 1 Usually I'm not much interested in other people's mail. I mean when you get right down to it, even my own mail doesn't do that much for me. Most of it's junk mail or bills, and even the real stuff is, like, official news from my sister-in-law, xeroxed for the whole clan, or at best an occasional letter from a climbing buddy that reads like a submission to the Alpine Journal for the Illiterate. Taking the trouble to read some stranger's version of this kind of stuff? You must be kidding. But there was something about the dead mail at the Hotel Star in Kathmandu that drew me.
And there at the bottom of the stairs was a big wooden letter rack nailed to the wall, absolutely stuffed with mail. Above the rack a cloth print of Ganesh stared down with his sad elephant gaze, as if he represented all the correspondents who had mailed these letters, whose messages were never going to reach their destinations. It was dead mail at its deadest. And after a while it got to me. I became curious. Such a lot of wasted effort! Once upon a time these names had taken off for Nepal, a long way away no matter where they were from.
And back home some relative or friend or lover had taken the time to sit down and write a letter, which to me is like dropping a brick on your foot as far as entertainment is concerned. Heroic, really. Your sister-in-law had her baby, and I'm going back to school. When will you be home?
But George had left for the Himal, or had checked into another hotel and never been to the Star, or was already off to Thailand, Peru, you name it; and the heartfelt effort to reach him was wasted. One day I came into the hotel a little wasted myself, and noticed this letter to George Fredericks. Just glancing through them all, you know, out of curiosity.
And this letter to George was the thickest letter-sized envelope there, all dusty and bent permanently across the middle. Slowly, reluctantly, I shoved the letter back into the rack. I tried to satisfy my curiosity by reading a postcard from Koh Samui: "Hello!
I'd like to be notified of new arrivals in the following categories.
Do you remember me? I had to leave in December when I ran out of money. I'll be back next year. I put the card back and hoisted myself upstairs.
Postcards are all alike. But that letter to George, now.
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