Kim Stanley Robinson





Kim Stanley Robinson

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in Waukegen, Illinois, The United States
March 23, 1952

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Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer, probably best known for his award-winning Mars trilogy.

His work delves into ecological and sociological themes regularly, and many of his novels appear to be the direct result of his own scientific fascinations, such as the 15 years of research and lifelong fascination with Mars which culminated in his most famous work. He has, due to his fascination with Mars, become a member of the Mars Society.

Robinson's work has been labeled by reviewers as "literary science fiction".

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Kim Stanley Robinson isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

Kim Stanley Robinson's latest novel, Shaman, has now been released in paperback by Orbit!

What's it about? In just three paragraphs, you have it from Stan himself in this little piece for Kindle Amazon.

"When a five thousand year-old body emerged from
a glacier in the Alps in 1991, it immediately became one of the greatest finds
in archeological history, because all the dead man’s gear had been fro...

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Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 28,491 ratings — published 1992 — 46 editions
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Green Mars (Mars Trilogy, #2)
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 16,931 ratings — published 1993 — 35 editions
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Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3)
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 12,686 ratings — published 1996 — 31 editions
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The Years of Rice and Salt
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 5,190 ratings — published 2002 — 19 editions
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 1,863 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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Antarctica
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,449 ratings — published 1997 — 17 editions
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August 2013, Kim Stanley Robinson
"Cast naked into the wilds of the Paleolithic Ice Age, a young apprentice braves the elements in Shaman, a prehistorical novel by the science fiction master." ...More

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“It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Icehenge

“Economics was like psychology, a pseudoscience trying to hide that fact with intense theoretical hyperelaboration. And gross domestic product was one of those unfortunate measurement concepts, like inches or the British thermal unit, that ought to have been retired long before.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars

“We will go out into the world and plant gardens and orchards to the horizons, we will build roads through the mountains and across the deserts, and terrace the mountains and irrigate the deserts until there will be garden everywhere, and plenty for all, and there will be no more empires or kingdoms, no more caliphs, sultans, emirs, khans, or zamindars, no more kings or queens or princes, no more quadis or mullahs or ulema, no more slavery and no more usury, no more property and no more taxes, no more rich and no more poor, no killing or maiming or torture or execution, no more jailers and no more prisoners, no more generals, soldiers, armies or navies, no more patriarchy, no more caste, no more hunger, no more suffering than what life brings us for being born and having to die, and then we will see for the first time what kind of creatures we really are.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, The Years of Rice and Salt

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