Author of the Week - Kim Stanley Robinson
“It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped.”
― Kim Stanley Robinson, Icehenge
Kim Stanley Robinson was born March 23rd, 1952 in Waukegan, Illionis. He later moved to Southern California when he was a child. He is an American writer in the genre Science Fiction who has published nineteen novels and many short stories. He is best known for his work Mars Triology.
He completed his B.A in 1974 from University of California, San Diego and completed M.A in English in the year 1975 from Boston University. In 1978 he moved back to California and worked as a bookseller for Orpheus Books. He completed his PhD in English in the year 1982 from UC San Diego.
Robinson has won numerous awards but his major ones are Hugo Award for Best Novel, Nebula Award for the Best Novel, Word Fantasy Award for the Best Novel, Ignotus Award-Foreign Novel, etc..
Robinson’s books have been translated into 24 languages and his major themes are - Nature and Culture, Ecological Sustainability, Economic and Social Justice, Scientists as Heroes (He really emphasised on this) and lastly Climate Change and Global Warming.
Since he majored in climate change and global warming he was appointed as Muir Environmental Fellow in 2011 by John Muir College at UC San Diego.
“You can't get any movement larger than five people without including at least one fucking idiot.”
― Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars