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Author Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952 in Waukegan, Illinois, and grew up in Orange County, California. He discovered science fiction in college and was fascinated. He graduated with a degree in Literature from the University of California, San Diego, and then went on to do his masters in English at Boston University. While an undergraduate he came up with the idea for a series of books which explored three potential alternate futures set in southern California. This idea would later become his Orange County trilogy.

Robinson returned to the University of California, San Diego to do his PhD. He took a break in his studies and lived in Davis, California, where he met his future wife. After completing his studies, they were married, and he began teaching at the University of California, Davis. When his wife's career as an environmental chemist took them to Switzerland, he began writing full time, and when they moved back to the states and had their first child, he became a stay-at-home father, which left him plenty of time to continue writing.

Robinson is best known for his Mars trilogy, which has won numerous awards, including Hugo and Nebula Awards. His work tends to have strong political themes and feature scientists as protagonists. In 2016, Robinson was awarded the Robert A. Heinlein Award for the entire body of his work.

When not writing, Robinson enjoys mountaineering, softball, and frisbee golf. He lives in Davis, California with his wife and their two sons.

Kim Stanley Robinson Book List and Awards
Author's website: www.kimstanleyrobinson.info
Similar authors: William Gibson, George R.R. Martin, Dan Simmons, Neal Stephenson
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Red Moon

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New York 2140

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Aurora

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Shaman

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Sixty Days and Counting
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Years of Rice and Salt

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Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Escape from Kathmandu | Robinson, Kim Stanley | Signed First Edition Book Robinson, Kim Stanley | Escape from Kathmandu | Signed First Edition Copy

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Martians, The | Robinson, Kim Stanley | Signed First Edition Book Robinson, Kim Stanley | Martians, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1999 NY: Bantam    First edition, first printing, near-fine (light stains to bottom page block) in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Forty Signs of Rain | Robinson, Kim Stanley | Signed First Edition Book Robinson, Kim Stanley | Forty Signs of Rain | Signed First Edition Copy

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Kim Stanley Robinson Bibliography


Orange County Trilogy

  1. The Wild Shore - 1984
  2. The Gold Coast - 1988
  3. Pacific Edge - 1990

Mars Trilogy

  1. Red Mars - 1992
  2. Green Mars - 1993
  3. Blue Mars - 1996
  • The Martians (companion volume) - 1999

Science In The Capital Trilogy

  1. Forty Signs Of Rain - 2004
  2. Fifty Degrees Below - 2005
  3. Sixty Days And Counting - 2007

Other Novels

  • Icehenge - 1984
  • The Memory Of Whiteness - 1985
  • Antarctica - 1997
  • The Years Of Rice And Salt - 2002
  • Galileo's Dream - 2009
  • 2312 - 2012
  • Shaman - 2013
  • Aurora - 2015
  • New York 2140 - 2017
  • Red Moon - October 2018

Collections

  • The Planet On The Table - 1986
  • Escape From Kathmandu - 1989
  • Remaking History - 1991
  • Down And Out In The Year 2000 - 1992
  • Remaking History And Other Stories - 1994
  • The Martians - 1999
  • Vinland The Dream And Other Stories - 2002
  • The Best Of Kim Stanley Robinson - 2010

Stand-Alone Short Fiction
  • The Blind Geometer (novella) - 1989
  • A Short, Sharp Shock (novella) - 1990
  • Black Air (short story) - 1991
  • The Lucky Strike (novella) - 2009

Non-Fiction

  • The Novels Of Philip K. Dick - 1984

Kim Stanley Robinson Awards

  • 1984 - World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, for "Black Air"
  • 1985 - Locus Award for Best First Novel, for The Wild Shore
  • 1987 - Nebula Award for Best Novella, for "The Blind Geometer"
  • 1991 - John W. Campbell Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, for Pacific Edge
  • 1991 - Locus Award for Best Novella, for "A Short, Sharp Shock"
  • 1992 - British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel, for Red Mars
  • 1993 - Nebula Award for Best Novel, for Red Mars
  • 1994 - Hugo Award for Best Novel, for Green Mars
  • 1994 - Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, for Green Mars
  • 1997 - Hugo Award for Best Novel, for Blue Mars
  • 1997 - Ignotus Award for Best Foreign Novel, for Red Mars
  • 1997 - Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, for Blue Mars
  • 1998 - Ignotus Award for Best Foreign Novel, for Green Mars
  • 1999 - Seiun Award for Best Foreign Novel, for Red Mars
  • 2000 - Locus Award for Best Collection, for The Martians
  • 2003 - Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, for The Years Of Rice And Salt
  • 2013 - Nebula Award for Best Novel, for 2312
  • 2016 - Robert A. Heinlein Award, for entire body of work

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