Kim Stanley Robinson has taken us travelling far through time and space and alternate worlds. We have visited alternate Californias and Europes, colonised Antarctica, terraformed Mars, toured the solar system and travelled onwards to the stars.
His books are wide in scope and ambition. They have explored the ideas that make us human, and ways to organise our communities. In reading them, we have looked at utopias and dystopias and universities and villages and military-industrial complexes. We have built and toppled a beanstalk, and written the constitution for the governance of a world. We have watched as nations went to war and civilisations clashed, and struggled for our existence as a species.
But his books also work on the human scale. His characters have fought for their individual survival, dreamed, loved, and learned to become immortal. They have solved problems on starships, made gardens in the desert, and climbed Olympus Mons.
His latest work, published in the UK March 2017, is New York 2140, hailed by Adam Roberts as “a towering novel about a genuinely grave threat to civilisation”
We are very much looking forward to discussing his work and ideas with him at Follycon.