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Kim Stanley Robinson

USA (1952 - )

Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952 and, after travelling and working around the world, has now 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 hard science 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.
 
Series contributed to
Nebula Awards Showcase 2002
 
Anthologies edited
Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias
 
Non fiction
The Novels of Philip K. DickGreen Planets
 
Anthologies containing stories by Kim Stanley Robinson
UniverseX 11Universe 12The Best Science Fiction of the Year 11Nebula Award Stories 17
Universe 13Universe 14Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 14Universe 15
Nebula Awards 20The Year's Best Science Fiction Third Annual CollectionTerry Carr's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year 16Full Spectrum 2
Nebula Awards 23Future Earths : Under African SkiesThe Mammoth Book of Modern Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1980sThe Norton Book of Science Fiction
Nebula Awards 28Nebula Awards 29The Way It Wasn'tIsaac Asimov's Moons
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far HorizonsThe Year's Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection
 
Short stories
Coming Back to Dixieland (1976)
The Disguise (1977)
Venice Drowned (1981)Nebula (nominee)
Exploring Fossil Canyon (1982)
To Leave a Mark (1982)Hugo (nominee)
Black Air (1983)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
World Fantasy
The Lucky Strike [short story] (1983)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Stone Eggs (1983)
Mercurial (1984)
Ridge Running (1984)Hugo (nominee)
Green Mars [short story] (1985)Hugo (nominee)
The Blind Geometer (1986)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula
Down and Out in the Year 2000 [short story] (1986)
Escape from Kathmandu [short story] (1986)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Our Town (1986)
A Transect (1986)
Mother Goddess of the World (1987)Hugo (nominee)
Rainbow Bridge (1987)
The Return from Rainbow Bridge (1987)
Glacier (1988)
The Lunatics (1988)
The Part of Us That Loves (1988)
Remaking History [short story] (1988)
Before I Wake (1989)Nebula (nominee)
The Kingdom Underground (1989)
The True Nature of Shangri-La (1989)
The Translator (1990)
Zürich (1990)
A History of the Twentieth Century, With Illustrations (1991)
Muir on Shasta (1991)
A Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions (1991)
A Short, Sharp Shock [short story] (1991)Hugo (nominee)
Vinland the Dream [short story] (1991)Nebula (nominee)
Festival Night (1993)
A Martian Romance (1999)
Discovering Life (2000)


Awards
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1982) : Venice Drowned
Hugo nominee (1983) : To Leave a Mark
Hugo nominee (1984) : Black Air
Nebula nominee (1984) : Black Air
Philip K Dick Award nominee (1984) : The Wild Shore
World Fantasy winner (1984) : Black Air
Hugo nominee (1985) : The Lucky Strike [short story]
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1985) : Ridge Running
Nebula nominee (1985) : The Lucky Strike [short story]
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1985) : The Wild Shore
Hugo nominee (1986) : Green Mars [short story]
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (1987) : The Memory of Whiteness
Hugo nominee (1987) : Escape from Kathmandu [short story]
Nebula nominee (1987) : Escape from Kathmandu [short story]
Hugo nominee (1988) : The Blind Geometer
Hugo nominee (1988) : Mother Goddess of the World
Nebula winner (1988) : The Blind Geometer
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1989) : The Gold Coast
Hugo nominee (1991) : A Short, Sharp Shock [short story]
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1991) : Pacific Edge
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1991) : Before I Wake
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (1993) : Red Mars
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1993) : Red Mars
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1993) : Vinland the Dream [short story]
Hugo Best Novel winner (1994) : Green Mars
Nebula Best Novel winner (1994) : Red Mars
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1995) : Green Mars
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (1997) : Blue Mars
Hugo Best Novel winner (1997) : Blue Mars
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1997) : Blue Mars
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (2003) : The Years of Rice and Salt
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2003) : The Years of Rice and Salt
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2004) : Forty Signs of Rain
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (2010) : Galileo's Dream


Kim Stanley Robinson recommends
West of the Sun
West of the Sun (1953)
Edgar Pangborn
"Edgar Pangborn was one of the greatest American science fiction writers, who established along with Bradbury, Sturgeon, Miller and Cordwainer Smith a poetic, beautifully human style od science fiction. Pangborn's evocative landscapes and intense emotional situations combine to give all his novels a mysterious and powerful beauty. He was a true artist and bringing his work back into print in this way is a great moment for American Literature."
Coelestis
Coelestis (1993)
Paul Park
"Compulsive reading."
Stained Glass Rain
Stained Glass Rain (1993)
Bruce Boston
"...the greatest living science-fiction poet"
Flowerdust
Flowerdust (1993)
(Divine Endurance, book 2)
Gwyneth Jones
"While 'Flowerdust' is a very exciting action adventure involving drug-running and political turmoil in an exotic, far-future Malaysia, it is also shot through with miracles, giving it a vivid, scary, metaphysical power. Gwyneth Jones is one of the greatest science fiction writers working today"
Cosmonaut Keep
Cosmonaut Keep (2000)
(Engines of Light, book 1)
Ken MacLeod
"A Nova has appeared in our sky."
First Landing
First Landing (2001)
Robert Zubrin
"A real page-turner with lots of conflict and excitement."
The Mount
The Mount (2002)
Carol Emshwiller
"We are all Mounts and so should read this book like an instruction manual that could help save our lives. That it is also a beautiful novel is the usual bonus you get by reading Carol Emshwiller. She aleays writes them that way."
Resurgence
Resurgence (2002)
(Heritage , book 6)
Charles Sheffield
"Charles Sheffield is one of the very best hard science fiction writers in the world."
The Healer
The Healer (2005)
Michael Blumlein
"A disturbing, beautiful, unforgettable novel."
The King's Last Song
The King's Last Song (2006)
Geoff Ryman
"Another masterpiece by one of the greatest fiction writers of our time."
Like Mayflies in a Stream
Like Mayflies in a Stream (2009)
Shauna Roberts
"An exciting and very human story, set in a fascinating time and place..."
The Big Bang Symphony: A Novel of Antarctica
The Big Bang Symphony: A Novel of Antarctica (2010)
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
"A beautiful novel about living in that extreme space, vivid and suspenseful."
Codename Prague
Codename Prague (2011)
(Scikungfi Trilogy, book 2)
D Harlan Wilson
"This novel is from the wild edge of science fiction, in the tradition of Philip K. Dick's Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch--fast, smart, funny, and full of a scarily plausible vision of just how weird things could get if we take our biological fate into our own hands."
The King's Witch
The King's Witch (2011)
(Soul Thief, book 5)
Cecelia Holland
"The Crusades, and the charisma of Richard the Lionheart, have never been portrayed so vividly. A truly exciting novel."
Yesterday's Kin
Yesterday's Kin (2014)
Nancy Kress
"Nancy Kress's one of the best science fiction writers working today."
The Three-body Problem
The Three-body Problem (2014)
(Three-Body Trilogy, book 1)
Liu Cixin
"Immense narrative energy, The best kind of science fiction."



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