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".

Excerpted from Wikipedia.

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

Ministering for The Ministry for the Future

KSR's The Ministry for the Future has been out and has been making waves -- yes, Covd-19 was not a thing when it was being written but that doesn't mean that this near-term SF novel is not the most topical thing you are likely to read this year!

(Featured image: working on installing infrastructure, from FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps as part of the New Deal -- inspiration for Biden's announc

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Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)

3.86 avg rating — 71,184 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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Green Mars (Mars Trilogy, #2)

3.94 avg rating — 34,655 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3)

3.94 avg rating — 28,346 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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3.76 avg rating — 21,927 ratings — published 2015 — 34 editions
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3.50 avg rating — 18,328 ratings — published 2012 — 34 editions
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The Years of Rice and Salt

3.74 avg rating — 11,785 ratings — published 2002 — 31 editions
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New York 2140

3.56 avg rating — 10,945 ratings — published 2017 — 38 editions
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The Ministry for the Future

3.91 avg rating — 5,488 ratings — published 2020 — 18 editions
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Forty Signs of Rain (Scienc...

3.54 avg rating — 3,668 ratings — published 2004 — 21 editions
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3.70 avg rating — 3,630 ratings — published 2013 — 25 editions
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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


October Science Fiction -- the following poll decides which two books will go to the final round of polls for October 2019's Science Fiction BOTM

  15 votes, 22.1%

  12 votes, 17.6%

  11 votes, 16.2%

  10 votes, 14.7%

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  4 votes, 5.9%

  3 votes, 4.4%

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