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Kim Stanley Robinson


USA flag (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.
 
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Short stories
Coming Back to Dixieland (1976)
The Disguise (1977)
Venice Drowned (1981)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Exploring Fossil Canyon (1982)
To Leave a Mark (1982)Hugo (nominee)
Black Air (1983)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
World Fantasy
The Lucky Strike [short story] (1983)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (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 Awards
Down and Out in the Year 2000 [short story] (1986)
Escape from Kathmandu [short story] (1986)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (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 Awards (nominee)
The Kingdom Underground (1989)
The True Nature of Shangri-La (1989)
The Translator (1990)
Z├╝rich (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 Awards (nominee)
Festival Night (1993)
A Martian Romance (1999)
Discovering Life (2000)


Awards
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1982) : Venice Drowned
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1983) : To Leave a Mark
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1984) : Black Air
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1984) : Black Air
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1984) : The Wild Shore
World Fantasy Best Novella winner (1984) : Black Air
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1985) : The Lucky Strike [short story]
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1985) : Ridge Running
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1985) : The Lucky Strike [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1985) : The Wild Shore
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1986) : Green Mars [short story]
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1987) : The Memory of Whiteness
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1987) : Escape from Kathmandu [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1987) : Escape from Kathmandu [short story]
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1988) : The Blind Geometer
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1988) : Mother Goddess of the World
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (1988) : The Blind Geometer
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1989) : The Gold Coast
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1991) : A Short, Sharp Shock [short story]
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1991) : Pacific Edge
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1991) : Before I Wake
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1993) : Red Mars
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1993) : Red Mars
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1993) : Vinland the Dream [short story]
Hugo Best Novel winner (1994) : Green Mars
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1994) : Red Mars
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1995) : Green Mars
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book 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 Book 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 Book nominee (2010) : Galileo's Dream
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2010) : Galileo's Dream
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2013) : 2312
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2013) : 2312
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : 2312
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (2013) : 2312
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : Shaman
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2016) : Aurora


Kim Stanley Robinson recommends
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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."
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Coelestis (1993)
Paul Park
"Compulsive reading."
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Stained Glass Rain (1993)
Bruce Boston
"...the greatest living science-fiction poet"
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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"
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Cosmonaut Keep (2000)
(Engines of Light, book 1)
Ken MacLeod
"A Nova has appeared in our sky."
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First Landing (2001)
Robert Zubrin
"A real page-turner with lots of conflict and excitement."
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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."
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Resurgence (2002)
(Heritage , book 6)
Charles Sheffield
"Charles Sheffield is one of the very best hard science fiction writers in the world."
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The Healer (2005)
Michael Blumlein
"A disturbing, beautiful, unforgettable novel."
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The King's Last Song (2006)
Geoff Ryman
"Another masterpiece by one of the greatest fiction writers of our time."
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Like Mayflies in a Stream (2009)
Shauna Roberts
"An exciting and very human story, set in a fascinating time and place..."
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The Big Bang Symphony (2010)
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
"A beautiful novel about living in that extreme space, vivid and suspenseful."
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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."
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The King's Witch (2011)
Cecelia Holland
"The Crusades, and the charisma of Richard the Lionheart, have never been portrayed so vividly. A truly exciting novel."
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A Country of Ghosts (2014)
Margaret Killjoy
"This gritty evocative novel explores the question of what an anarchist community can do to resist the assaults that are sure to come if any such social formation were to exist. Yet more important still is that this is an exciting and mysterious novel, a story of war and love in some fictional mountainous country with echoes of nineteenth century Latin America, eastern Europe, central Asia; by the time you’re done you feel you’ve gotten a glimpse into a forgotten part of our history that is nevertheless very real."
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Yesterday's Kin (2014)
Nancy Kress
"Nancy Kress's one of the best science fiction writers working today."
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The Three-body Problem (2014)
(Three-Body Trilogy, book 1)
Cixin Liu
"Immense narrative energy, The best kind of science fiction."
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Piano Tide (2016)
Kathleen Dean Moore
"Piano Tide joins Ken Kesey’s Sailor Song as one of the great novels of Alaska and its convoluted coast and history."
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Wolf Moon (2017)
(Luna, book 2)
Ian McDonald
"Ian McDonald is one of the very best science fiction writers in the world. His novels are fearless, brilliant wise...they illuminate and entertain spectacularly."
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The Moon and the Other (2017)
John Kessel
"Brilliant and thought provoking,,,An intense experience. This may be his best book yet."

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