Kim Stanley Robinson - Author

About the Author

Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952. After travelling and working around the world, he settled in his beloved California. He is widely regarded as the finest science fiction writer working today, noted as much for the verisimilitude of his characters as the meticulously researched scientific basis of his work. He has won just about every major sf award there is to win and is the author of the massively successful and lavishly praised ‘Mars’ series.

Featured books by Kim Stanley Robinson

New York 2140

New York 2140

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/03/2017

The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we too will change...

2312

2312

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2013

The year is 2312. Scientific advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer our only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system, on moons, planets and in between. But in 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront our past, present and future. The first event takes place on Mercury, in the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. For Swan Er Hong, it will change her life. Once a designer of worlds, now Swan will be led into a plot to destroy them.

Other books by Kim Stanley Robinson

Red Moon

Red Moon

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2018

IT IS THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW, AND WE HAVE COLONIZED THE MOON. American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return to China, in secret, the events that unfold will change everything - on the moon, and on Earth. RED MOON is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution from New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. Praise for Kim Stanley Robinson: 'Robinson is one of the world's finest working novelists, in any genre' Guardian 'Polymathic, visionary brilliance' Financial Times 'Robinson's work has a strong, intelligent social conscience' GQ 'Robinson blends mystery and suspense with lyrical evocation of a complex future' Sunday Telegraph 'Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats' Sunday Times Recent titles by Kim Stanley Robinson: 2312 Shaman Aurora New York 2140

Red Moon

Red Moon

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2018

IT IS THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW, AND WE HAVE COLONIZED THE MOON. American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return to China, in secret, the events that unfold will change everything - on the moon, and on Earth. RED MOON is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution from New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. Praise for Kim Stanley Robinson: 'Robinson is one of the world's finest working novelists, in any genre' Guardian 'Polymathic, visionary brilliance' Financial Times 'Robinson's work has a strong, intelligent social conscience' GQ 'Robinson blends mystery and suspense with lyrical evocation of a complex future' Sunday Telegraph 'Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats' Sunday Times Recent titles by Kim Stanley Robinson: 2312 Shaman Aurora New York 2140

Blue Mars

Blue Mars

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2018

The final novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's massively successful and lavishly praised Mars trilogy. `The ultimate in future history' Daily Mail Mars has grown up It is fully terraformed - genetically engineered plants and animals live by newly built canals and young but stormy seas. It is politically independent. A brave and buzzing new world. Most of the First Hundred have died. Those that remain are like walking myths to Martian youth. Earth has grown too much Chronic overpopulation, bitter nationalism, scarce resources. For too many Terrans, Mars is a mocking utopia. A dream to live for, fight for... perhaps even die for.

New York 2140

New York 2140

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

NOMINATED FOR THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2018 'A towering novel' Guardian 'Relevant and essential' Bloomberg Businessweek As the sea level rose, every street became a canal, every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson delivers a bold and brilliant vision of New York in the next century. 'New York may be underwater but it's better than ever' New Yorker 'Massively enjoyable' Washington Post 'Gripping . . . so hard to put down' Business Insider 'A document of hope as much as dread' Los Angeles Review of Books

New York 2140

New York 2140

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/03/2017

The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we too will change.

New York 2140

New York 2140

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/03/2017

The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we too will change...

Drowned Worlds

Drowned Worlds

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

We stand at the beginning of one of the greatest ecological disasters in the time on Man. The world is warming and seas are rising. We may deny it, but we can't hide when the water comes. Already the streets of Miami flood regularly and Mick Jones looks more and more prescient when he sang that London is drowning and I, I live by the river! all those years ago. And yet water is life. It brings change. Where one thing is wiped away, another rises in its place. There has always been romance and adventure in the streets of a drowned London or on gorgeous sailing cities spanning a submerged world, sleek ships exploring as land gets ever rarer.

Aurora

Aurora

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now, we approach our destination. A new home. Aurora. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, Aurora is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

Oral Argument

Oral Argument

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: eBook Release Date: 21/12/2015

International bestseller Kim Stanley Robinson gives us a glimpse into a very green future with Oral Argument, a Tor.Com Original.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Green Earth

Green Earth

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2015

GREEN EARTH takes the stories first told in FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN, FIFTY DEGREES BELOW and SIXTY DAYS AND COUNTING and combines them in a fully updated, compressed and compelling single volume. Catastrophe is in the air. Increasingly strange weather events are pummelling the Earth. When the Gulf Stream shuts down and the Antarctic ice sheet starts melting, climate extremes multiply, and some winters hit like an ice age. New U.S. President Phil Chase is on a mission: he's determined to solve climate change. His science advisor, Frank Vanderwal, is a bit more messed up. When massive floods hit Washington, Frank finds himself living in a treehouse and in love with a woman who's definitely not what she seems, one who will draw him into the shadowy world of Homeland Security, and other, blacker agencies. Only science can save the day. Frank knows he has to find a way to save the world so that science can proceed.

Complete Mars Trilogy

Complete Mars Trilogy

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

All three volumes of the worldwide bestselling Mars trilogy.Mars - the barren, forbidding planet that epitomises mankind's dreams of space conquest.From the first pioneers who looked back at Earth and saw a small blue star, to the first colonists - hand-picked scientists with the skills necessary to create life from cold desert - Red Mars is the story of a new genesis. It is also the story of how Man must struggle against his own self-destructive mechanisms to achieve his dreams: before he even sets foot on the red planet, factions are forming, tensions are rising and violence is brewing... for civilization can be very uncivilized.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2015

This second book in Kim Stanley Robinson's richly detailed Three Californias triptych reveals a second, all-too-plausible possible future for Orange County.North America, 2027. Southern California is a developer's dream gone mad, an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls. Jim McPherson, the affluent son of a defense contractor, is a young man lost in a world of fast cars, casual sex, and designer drugs. But his descent in to the shadowy underground of industrial terrorism brings him into a shattering confrontation with his family, his goals, and his ideals.The Gold Coast is an epic work of science fiction that explores a grim future and what one man can do to turn the tides.

Years of Rice and Salt

Years of Rice and Salt

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2015

It is the fourteenth century, and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur-the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been-a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt.This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world's greatest scientific minds-in India. This is a universe where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions, and Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry. Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power, and even love on such an Earth. From the steppes of Asia to the shores of the Western Hemisphere, from the age of Akbar to the present and beyond, here is the stunning story of the creation of a new world.

A Short, Sharp Shock

A Short, Sharp Shock

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2015

Wild Shore

Wild Shore

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2015

From the author of the award-winning Mars trilogy comes a vision of a radically different alternative future, where every day is a fight to survive.North America, 2047. For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, that might yet be-and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth.Kim Stanley Robinson's first novel, The Wild Shore is an epic tale that will appeal to adults and young adults alike.

Pacific Edge

Pacific Edge

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2015

North America, 2065. In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is an ecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up in this "e;green"e; world, now finds himself caught up in the struggle to preserve his community's idyllic way of life from the resurgent forces of greed and exploitation.The final volume in Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias triptych, Pacific Edge is a brilliant work of science fiction and an outstanding literary achievement.

Shaman A novel of the Ice Age

Shaman A novel of the Ice Age

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/06/2014

An award-winning and bestselling SF writer, Kim Stanley Robinson is widely acknowledged as one of the most exciting and visionary writers in the field. His latest novel, 2312, imagined how we would be living 300 years from now. Now, with his new novel, he turns from our future to our past - to the Palaeolithic era, and an extraordinary moment in humanity's development. An emotionally powerful and richly detailed portrayal of life 30,000 years ago, it is a novel that will appeal both to his existing fans and a whole new mainstream readership.

Shaman

Shaman

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy and 2312, has, on many occasions, imagined our future. Now, in Shaman, he brings our past to life as never before.There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories - to teach those who would follow in his footsteps.There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together.There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change.And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple - and where it may lead is never certain.Shaman is a powerful, thrilling and heartbreaking story of one young man's journey into adulthood - and an awe-inspiring vision of how we lived thirty thousand years ago.

2312

2312

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2013

The year is 2312. Scientific advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer our only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system, on moons, planets and in between. But in 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront our past, present and future. The first event takes place on Mercury, in the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. For Swan Er Hong, it will change her life. Once a designer of worlds, now Swan will be led into a plot to destroy them.

Short, Sharp Shock

Short, Sharp Shock

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2012

Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of the bestselling trilogy Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars, was called "e;a literary landscape artist, creating breathtaking vistas"e; by the Detroit Metro News. Now he confirms his reputation for brilliance and for the unexpected in this luminous short work. A man tumbles through wild surf, half drowned, to collapse on a moonlit beach. When he regains consciousness, he has no memory of who he is or where he came from. He knows only that the woman who washed ashore with him has disappeared sometime in the night and that he has awakened in a surreal landscape of savage beauty-a mysterious watery world encircled by a thin spine of land. Aided by strange tribesmen, he journeys to the cove of the spine kings, a brutal race that has enslaved the woman and several of the tribesmen. That is only the beginning of his quest, as he struggles to find her identity in this wondrous and cruel land-and seeks out the woman whose hold on his imagination is both unfathomable and unshakable. Haunting and lyrical, filled with uncommon beauty and terrible peril, A Short, Sharp Shock is an ambitious and enthralling story by one of science fiction's most respected talents.

Galileo's Dream

Galileo's Dream

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2010

The dazzling novel from the acclaimed author of the groundbreaking MARS trilogy follows Galileo on an amazing journey from the dawn of the modern world to a future on the verge of a completely new scientific breakthrough. Late Renaissance Italy abounds in alchemy and Aristotle, yet it trembles on the brink of the modern world. Galileo's new telescope encapsulates all the contradictions of this emerging reality. Then one night a stranger presents a different type of telescope for Galileo to peer through, enabling him to see the world of humans three thousand years hence. Galileo will soon find himself straddling two worlds, the medieval and the modern. By day his life unfurls in early seventeenth century Italy; by night he is transported through dimensions of time and space no other man of his time could possibly comprehend. Inexorably, Galileo faces trial for religious crimes in his own time, while in the new world he discovers, where science assures men that they can perform wonders, but does not tell them what wonders to perform, he is revered. This sumptuous, gloriously thought-provoking and suspenseful novel recalls Robinson's magnificent Mars books as well as bringing to us Galileo as we have always wanted to know him.

Green Mars

Green Mars

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2009

The second novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's massively successful and lavishly praised Mars trilogy. `The ultimate in future history' Daily Mail Mars can be plundered - for the benefit of a ravaged Earth. It can be terraformed to suit Man's needs - frozen lakes form, lichen grows, the atmosphere slowly becomes breathable. But most importantly, Mars can be owned. On Earth, countries are bought and sold by the transnationals. Why not Mars too? Man's dream is underway, but so is his greatest test. The survivors of the First Hundred - Hiroko, Nadia, Maya and Simon among them - know that technology alone is not enough. Trust and co-operation are need to create a new world - but these qualities are as thin on the ground as the air they breathe.

Red Mars

Red Mars

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2009

The first novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's massively successful and lavishly praised Mars trilogy. `The ultimate in future history' Daily Mail Mars - the barren, forbidding planet that epitomises mankind's dreams of space conquest. From the first pioneers who looked back at Earth and saw a small blue star, to the first colonists - hand-picked scientists with the skills necessary to create life from cold desert - Red Mars is the story of a new genesis. It is also the story of how Man must struggle against his own self-destructive mechanisms to achieve his dreams: before he even sets foot on the red planet, factions are forming, tensions are rising and violence is brewing... for civilization can be very uncivilized.

Antarctica

Antarctica

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2008

Antarctica... Our last wilderness. But for how long? A topical future history thriller from the worldwide bestselling author of the Mars series. Like the land it protects, the Antarctic Treaty is dissolving. The world's last unstripped asset, Antarctica is in danger of becoming a free-for-all - oil reconnaissance teams intent on mass extraction, adventure travellers trailing waste across the tundra, and multi-national interests covertly vying for influence. But a new radical environmentalist group is determined to show humanity that Antarctica cannot be plundered like the rest of the world. Whatever it takes... Antarctica: an eco-thriller, a romance, and a passionate study of a desolate continent. Against a majestic backdrop, multi-award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson paints his latest big picture by focusing on the personal triumphs and tragedies of the innocents, the activists, and the ruthless exploiters who are fighting their version of the future for Earth's last great wilderness.

Sixty Days and Counting

Sixty Days and Counting

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2007

In his first sixty days, President Phil Chase intends to prove he can change the world and solve climate change. A highly topical, witty and entertaining science thriller - the follow-up to Forty Days of Rain and Fifty Degrees Below. Frank Vanderwal, in the office of Presidential science advisor, finds something reassuring about the world being so messed up. It makes his own life look like part of a trend. He's been homeless for a year, the ex-husband of the love of his life did permanent injury to his nose - probably his brain - with a punch, and the love of his life has had to go into hiding from the secret service, which has Frank under surveillance, too ... but meanwhile there's the world to save. Frank's a scientist. He has to save the world so that science can proceed, obviously. This has become known as the Frank Principle. China is close to meltdown, the security agencies are in overdrive, carbon figures are close to cooking the world ... and the team has sixty days to establish a new reality.

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