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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End of September 2014, a group of people passionate about wilderness and writing gathered to ascend and name a peak in the Sierra Nevada of California "Mount Thoreau" -- after the famous 19th century transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, writer of Walden and such essays as Civil Disobedience and Life Without Principle. Very appropriately, this peak is opposite Mount Emerson -- after Thoreau's...

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Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 31,216 ratings — published 1993 — 46 editions
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Green Mars (Mars Trilogy, #2)
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 18,406 ratings — published 1994 — 36 editions
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Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3)
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 14,062 ratings — published 1996 — 31 editions
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The Years of Rice and Salt
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 5,589 ratings — published 2002 — 19 editions
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Forty Signs of Rain (Scienc...
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 1,991 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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The Wild Shore (Three Calif...
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Galileo's Dream
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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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