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  1. Episode 63: Kim Stanley Robinson – The Conversation

    Kim Stanley Robinson is one of the biggest names in current science fiction. His most famous work is, arguably, the Mars Trilogy, but he is the author of seventeen novels and several collections of short stories. I could easily overburden you with biographical details and lists of his accolades, but I’ll leave that to this very comprehensive fan page.

    I learned about Stan through my interview with Tim Morton in 2012—they are friends and, at the time, both lived in Davis. It took a year but, when I next passed through Davis, I was fortunate enough to get three hours to sit down with Stan and talk about the future. I was especially interested in Stan’s work because he is an incredible researcher and regularly uses his fiction to explore a variety of plausible economic, scientific, ecological, and social futures. In other words, he uses fiction to ask many of the same questions that we have been asking our interviewees throughout the project. The result, I think, is one of the strongest and most wide-ranging interviews in The Conversation.

    http://www.findtheconversation.com/episode-63-kim-stanley-robinson/

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  2. Kim Stanley Robinson: Valuing the Earth and Future Generations: Imagining Post-Capitalism

    Climate change and population growth will combine in the twenty-first century to put an enormous load on humanity’s bio-infrastructural support system, the planet Earth. Kim Stanley Robinson argues that our current economic system undervalues both the environment and future human generations, and it will have to change if we hope to succeed in dealing with the enormous challenges facing us. Science is the most powerful conceptual system we have for dealing with the world, and we are certain to be using science to design and guide our response to the various crises now bearing down on us. A more scientific economics — what would that look like? And what else in our policy, habits, and values will have to change?

    Winner of Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards, Kim Stanley Robinson is best known for his award-winning Mars trilogy. He has published fifteen novels and several short stories collections, often exploring ecological and sociological themes. Recently, the US National Science Foundation has sent Robinson to Antarctica as part of their Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. In April 2011, Robinson presented his observations on the cyclical nature of capitalism at the Rethinking Capitalism conference, University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1984, he published his doctoral dissertation, The N…

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  3. Living in a Sci-fi World: Author Kim Stanley Robinson

    Chapters:

    0:47 How do you choose date and time?

    5:14 We live in a science fiction world

    9:25 Who’s creating the future, the scientists and engineers, or the sci-fi writers?

    11:22 The philosophical battle between science and capitalism

    16:07 How does one go about creating the future on paper?

    25:10 Is science becoming too much like a religion?

    29:24 Fiction is the steady instrument, science is what evolves

    33:00 Audience Question: On which planet or astroid or community from your novels would you most want to live?

    35:55 KSR reads from 2312

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  4. Episode 8: Fantastica, with George R.R. Martin and Kim Stanley Robinson

    Science fiction and fantasy have gone from the sidelines to the mainstream. We bring you a live conversation between two of the field’s living legends, George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire,” adapted for television as Game of Thrones, the Wild Card series) and Kim Stanley Robinson (New York 2140, the Mars trilogy), discussing their careers, the history of fantastic literature, and how it shapes our imagination. They came to the Clarke Center in support of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop (clarion.ucsd.edu), the premiere training and proving ground for emerging writers, which the Clarke Center organizes each summer with the Clarion Foundation.

    http://imagination.ucsd.edu/_wp/podcast/episode-8-fantastica-with-george-r-r-martin-and-kim-stanley-robinson/

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  5. Apocalypse, Now - On The Media - WNYC

    Science fiction has always been an outlet for our greatest anxieties. This week, we delve into how the genre is exploring the reality of climate change. Plus: new words to describe the indescribable.

    1. Jeff VanderMeer @jeffvandermeer, author of the Southern Reach Trilogy and Borne, on writing about the relationships between people and nature.

    2. Claire Vaye Watkins @clairevaye talks about Gold Fame Citrus, her work of speculative fiction in which an enormous sand dune threatens to engulf the southwest.

    3. Kim Stanley Robinson discusses his latest work, New York 2140. The seas have risen 50 feet and lower Manhattan is submerged. And yet, there’s hope.

    4. British writer Robert Macfarlane @RobGMacfarlane on new language for our changing world.

    Throughout the show: listeners offer their own new vocabulary for the Anthropocene era. Many thanks to everyone who left us voice memos!

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/on-the-media-2017-07-07/

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  6. 215. Kim Stanley Robinson (a.k.a. The Ethnographer) — Shaman (An Interview) | The Skiffy and Fanty Show

    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!

    https://skiffyandfanty.com/2014/08/15/215-kim-stanley-robinson-a-k-a-the-ethnographer-shaman-an-interview/

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  7. The Literary Imagination: Jonathan Lethem and Kim Stanley Robinson on the influence of Philip K. Dick - UCTV - University of California Television

    University of California Television provides informational, educational, and enrichment television programming to the public and draws upon the vast intellectual, scientific, and creative talents of the University of California.

    http://www.uctv.tv/shows/The-Literary-Imagination-Jonathan-Lethem-and-Kim-Stanley-Robinson-on-the-influence-of-Philip-K-Dick-25439

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  8. The SciFri Book Club Introduces Dune - Science Friday

    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.”

    http://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/the-scifri-book-club-introduces-dune/

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  9. Kim Stanley Robinson at The Interval at Long Now | San Francisco

    "Adapting to Sea Level Rise: The Science of New York 2140": Legendary science ficiton author Kim Stanley Robinson returns to The Interval to discuss his just released novel New York 2140. Robinson will discuss how starting from the most up to date climate science available to him, he derived a portrait of New York City as "super-Venice" and the resilient civilization that inhabits it in his novel. In 02016 Robinson spoke at The Interval about the economic ideas that inform New York 2140. He will be joined by futurist Peter Schwartz in conversation after his talk.

    https://theinterval.org/salon-talks/02017/may/09/adapting-sea-level-rise-science-emnew-york-2140em

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