Kim Stanley Robinson, Sci-Fi Author
Kim Stanley Robinson, Sci-Fi Author
In 1948, George Orwell looked ahead to 1984 and imagined a grim totalitarian world. In 1968, Arthur C. Clarke looked ahead to 2001 and imagined transcendent alien contact. Now, sci-fi novelist Kim Stanley Robinson is looking ahead 300 years in his new novel, 2312.
Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the "Mars" trilogy, "2312," and "Shaman," has been called our greatest living science fiction writer AND one of the greatest political novelists. He writes post-capitalist page-turners set in the far future and the distant past. We talk with him about the politics of science and the imagination.
In his new novel 2312, legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson focuses on outer space and humans’ place in it.
As you probably guessed from the title, the story is set three centuries in the future. It hinges on “the idea that the solar system is our neighborhood, and could be inhabited,” Robinson tells Wired Senior Editor Adam Rogers in this episode of the Storyboard podcast.
In the book, which hits stores May 22, humans live not just on other planets, but also in miniature biomes in hollowed-out asteroids. Robinson’s oeuvre includes the Hugo-winning Mars trilogy and the global warming-focused Forty Signs of Rain. In the podcast, he talks about time travel, trips to Antarctica and the future of humanity.
Luke Burrage reads a science fiction novel and reviews it when he’s done. Then he reads another.
Luke and Juliane talk about Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson.
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Illustration by John SchoenherrAfter a hiatus, the SciFri Book Club is back! The concept is simple: Read a great science or sci-fi book, and discuss it with authors, scientists, and your fellow SciFri listeners on-air and online. This summer, we’re reading Frank Herbert’s ecological epic Dune.
Join sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and astrobiologist and theoretical physicist Sara Imari Walker as they help kick off the club with an introduction to Herbert’s “Duniverse.”
"Aurora" and "Luna: New Moon" - Our Book Club returns to read two recent, highly praised science fiction novels. From Kim Stanley Robinson comes “Aurora,” the story of a spaceship sent from Earth to a far-off star in a trip that will take generations. And from Ian McDonald comes “Luna: New Moon,” a sort of “Dallas” (or is it “The Godfather”?) set on and under the surface of the moon. Plus, what else are we reading?
Host Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Aleen Simms, Erika Ensign and Glenn Fleishman.
Prehistoric man, Shamans, and anthropological wonders, oh my! Paul has his dreams fulfilled in this special interview with the legendary Kim Stanley Robinson. We discuss his book, Shaman (now out in paperback), his Three Californias trilogy, the changing political landscape, the expository nature of genre, and much more! We hope you enjoy the episode! Note: If you have…
We are back for our second installment of Verge ESP, and this time Liz is sitting down for a chat with "hard sci-fi" (sorry) author Kim Stanley Robinson, whose new novel Aurora is a richly depicted — and yes, somewhat plausible! — story of our first mission outside the solar system. But before that, we talk about a somewhat dubious study suggesting a link between mental illness and creativity, as well as how Apple Music and the streaming music race are altering how we think about and interact with music. And of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t catch up with an increasingly controversial season of Game of Thrones as it nears its finale. (Spoiler: both your Verge ESP correspondents are shockingly down with fictional child murder.) Next week, we promise Liz will get into the science behind White Walkers.