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The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson

The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson


Trade Paperback - $16.99
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ISBN: 9781597801850
Published: 01/01/2011

Hardcover - $27.95
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ISBN: 9781597801843
Published: 01/01/2010


scientists, artists,

workers, and visionaries—

these are the men and women you will encounter in the short fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson. In settings ranging from the sunken ruins of Venice to the upper reaches of the Himalayas to the terraformed surface of Mars itself, and through themes of environmental sustainability, social justice, personal responsibility, sports, adventure and fun, Robinson’s protagonists explore a world which stands in sharp contrast to many of the traditional locales and mores of science fiction, presenting instead a world in which Utopia rests within our grasp.

From Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of the Mars Trilogy, the Three Californias Trilogy, the Science in the Capital series, and The Years of Rice and Salt and Galileo’s Dream, comes The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson. These twenty-two stories, including the Nebula Award-winning “The Blind Geometer” and World Fantasy Award winner “Black Air,” represent some of the most critically acclaimed and important science fiction of the last 30 years.

“Robinson’s prose is so consistently superior that anything he depicts comes vividly to life.”
— Chicago Sun-Times

“Robinson’s talent is unmistakable.”
— Library Journal

“Robinson clearly cares deeply about our planet’s future, and he makes the reader care as well.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Robinson skips between the domestic, scientific and political spheres without missing a beat...”
— Bookpage

“[Robinson] is a writer of extraordinary brilliance...”
— Gary K. Wolfe, Locus

“The novels and short stories of Kim Stanley Robinson constitute one of the most impressive bodies of work in modern Science Fiction.”
— The New York Times Book Review

“Mr. Robinson makes the future seem not only plausible, but already here...”
— Atlanta Journal and Constitution

“Robinson knows how to juxtapose the quotidian details of urban life with really big, really scary environmental disasters.”
— San Francisco Chronicle.