Kim Stanley Robinson

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



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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Stan's Kitchen + new novel coming in 2020

The year 2020 will bring another Kim Stanley Robinson novel! The Ministry for the Future, a novel where we struggle and steer the anthropocene towards a good direction, is scheduled to be published in the fall by Orbit.

But before we reach that date, there's another KSR publication first! KSR is the Guest of Honor at this week's Boskone 57 convention, and he brings with him a book specially for the

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Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)

3.85 avg rating — 64,495 ratings — published 1992 — 69 editions
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Green Mars (Mars Trilogy, #2)

3.93 avg rating — 31,289 ratings — published 1993 — 51 editions
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Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3)

3.93 avg rating — 25,329 ratings — published 1996 — 44 editions
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3.74 avg rating — 18,466 ratings — published 2015 — 32 editions
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3.45 avg rating — 15,658 ratings — published 2012 — 34 editions
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The Years of Rice and Salt

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New York 2140

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Forty Signs of Rain (Scienc...

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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

“That's libertarians for you — anarchists who want police protection from their slaves.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars

“You can't get any movement larger than five people without including at least one fucking idiot.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars


MAY SCIENCE FICTION: This poll decides which 2 books will move on to the run-off poll for our May SF Book of the Month

  17 votes, 21.5%

  12 votes, 15.2%

  11 votes, 13.9%

  10 votes, 12.7%

  9 votes, 11.4%

  9 votes, 11.4%

  6 votes, 7.6%

  3 votes, 3.8%

  2 votes, 2.5%


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