The Expanse: Warm hearts in the cold of
Kim Stanley Robinson
Ars TechnicaThe Expanse: Warm hearts in the cold of space | Ars TechnicaArs TechnicaGreat science fiction has more than just technobabble and pretty special effects.and more »
Posted on 22 February 2017 | 7:38 am
Science Fiction Meets Engineering Experts...
Huffington Post UKScience Fiction Meets Engineering Experts... And Asks For Their Favourite Fictional InventionHuffington Post UKMany Sci-Fi tales rely on super-strong cables, including the diamond filament used to build the space elevator in Arthur C Clarke's The Fountains of Paradise, the carbon nanotube based cable in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars novels, or the material used ...
Posted on 21 February 2017 | 9:02 am
SciFri Book Club: Kim Stanley Robinson -
Science FridaySciFri Book Club: Kim Stanley RobinsonScience FridayFor this edition of the SciFri Book Club, Ira is sitting down with acclaimed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson to talk about his latest book, New York 2140. The book envisions a future in which sea levels have risen, the streets of New York ...
Posted on 15 February 2017 | 7:27 am
Now in the UK! Pre-order signed copies of
Boing BoingNow in the UK! Pre-order signed copies of the first edition hardcover ...Boing BoingWalkaway has scored starred reviews in Booklist ("memorable and engaging" and "ultimately suffused with hope") and Kirkus ("A truly visionary techno-thriller ...and more »
Posted on 11 February 2017 | 8:53 am
What Will Sink Our Generation Ships? The
Boing BoingWhat Will Sink Our Generation Ships? The Death of Wonder / Boing ...Boing BoingIn 2015, Kim Stanley Robinson wrote a compelling and sobering article for Boing Boing titled, “Our Generation Ships Will Sink.” Robinson argued that humanity's ...and more »
Posted on 11 February 2017 | 2:04 am
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
Resolved Question: Thoughts on Aurora by Kim
Kim Stanley Robinson
Many people think this book is the best sci fi of 2015. The plot is very good, with quite unique characters, but I feel as though half of the content belongs in an encyclopedia instead of a novel. What did you think of it?
Posted on 30 December 2015 | 9:57 pm
Resolved Question: Humans on other planets?
if humanity settled on other planets would those planets be under earths power and follow the government of Earth or would they be independent whats the law for this say like humans settle on mars and form a government would that government fall within earths power and be controlled by Earth or would they be independent also would the resources from Mars be taken back to Earth or not im just curious
Posted on 5 September 2014 | 7:29 am
Resolved Question: Looking for a good sci fi
Something along the lines of like the t.v. show Dark Angel. People genetically modified/engineered/experimented on. I would prefer something with a female lead but am not going to turn away any good books.
Posted on 13 July 2014 | 4:06 pm
Resolved Question: Fiction (or rather,
I'm used to reading mostly fiction, but I'm looking for books that have more of a foundation in science (biological science, physics, psychological, anything). I'm not looking for research papers or all-out documentary style non-fiction; hopefully something that has some kind of a story line too.
For example, Kim Stanley Robertson writes ficitonal books, but his topics are very well researched and mostly scientifically sound.
Posted on 10 October 2013 | 2:01 am
Resolved Question: What's the title of this
Ugh i really don't have much information to offer as I read this book a long time ago but i clearly remember the title being just a number like 2000 something because the book was about the future. The cover was black i think and had ice on it and maybe people like in the background. ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! THANK YOU :) Okay i remember a little bit more I think it was a ceremony they had to go to or something kind of like the hunger games but not that at all and some kids were choosen to go and idk The genre was somewhere along the lines of science fiction I mean i read this when i was in elementary school probably 5th grade so it was published probably around 2006-2007
Posted on 10 July 2012 | 3:43 pm