'New York 2140': A dystopian tale almost
Kim Stanley Robinson
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'New York 2140': A dystopian tale almost drowns in flood of wordsPittsburgh Post-GazetteKim Stanley Robinson's “New York 2140” takes place, as the title makes clear, in mid-22nd-century Big Apple. Due to the melting of the polar ice caps, the sea level around Long Island has risen 50-something feet, causing city dwellers to exchange their ...
Posted on 20 May 2017 | 9:02 pm
Final demands: We explore sci-fi's unworldly
New ScientistFinal demands: We explore sci-fi's unworldly money troublesNew ScientistIn his long and varied career, Kim Stanley Robinson has produced work characterised by a fascination with systems: political, social, technological and environmental. Whether writing about the terraforming of Mars or government efforts to stave off ...
Posted on 15 May 2017 | 3:37 am
'New York 2140,' by Kim Stanley Robinson -
SFGate'New York 2140,' by Kim Stanley RobinsonSFGateIn his previous novel, “Aurora,” Kim Stanley Robinson took his characters to Alpha Centauri and back, emphasizing that humanity's only real home is Earth and that we had better keep it safe, rather than plan on reaching some suitable Planet B. The ...
Posted on 14 May 2017 | 4:03 am
Clarion Workshop Holds Talk with George RR
The UCSD Guardian OnlineClarion Workshop Holds Talk with George RR Martin, Kim Stanley RobinsonThe UCSD Guardian Online“A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R. R. Martin and “Mars” trilogy author Kim Stanley Robinson discussed their books and the fields of fantasy and science fiction literature at a talk at UC San Diego on Tuesday, May 2. Clarion Workshop's faculty ...Two sci-fi superstars take center stage at UCSDThe San Diego Union-Tribuneall 2 news articles »
Posted on 10 May 2017 | 3:13 pm
After the Flood: Author Kim Stanley Robinson
Space.comAfter the Flood: Author Kim Stanley Robinson Describes Future NYC UnderwaterSpace.comIn Kim Stanley Robinson's new novel, "New York 2140" (Orbit, 2017), Manhattan lies partially submerged after a 50-foot (15 meters) rise in sea level. The story follows a cast of characters inhabiting one apartment building (more or less) as they ...and more »
Posted on 10 May 2017 | 12:05 pm
China's First Hugo Award Is a Win for
Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson, one of the most successful contemporary SF writers going, has given the book high praise. So, in effect, the Puppies’ anti-diversity campaigning has ended with one of the most diverse outcomes possible—thrusting the limelight on ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 8:10 am
Even the books most often cited as examples of cli-fi – Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy, Paolo Bacigalupi’s Windup Girl, Atwood’s Oryx and Crake – address issues beyond climate change. They envision futures dictated by human recklessness ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Six small steps that could add up to giant
If we ever want to send anything to another star system, as described in Kim Stanley Robinson’s newly published book “Aurora,” we’ll have to come up with new technologies. Some of those technologies were laid out at Sasquan, the world science ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 1:46 am
Going Up! Canadian Company Granted U.S.
Space elevators come up perennially in science fiction; most recently in my memory, the novel 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson envisioned an Earth with over 30 such towers linking the surface to low-Earth-orbit; and in the Android universe, which includes ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 10:23 am
Far-out sci-fi: Stephenson’s Seveneves and
These are questions that haunt both Seveneves and Aurora, the new novels by celebrated American science-fiction authors Neal Stephenson and Kim Stanley Robinson. Both books revisit the idea of life in space. In Seveneves life in space is not a choice but ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 12:46 am