30 Sep 2016

The cover for Kim Stanley Robinson's next novel, New York 2140, has been revealed! With art by Stephan Martiniere.

"NY2140" will be published on March 21 2017 (hardcover, ebook, audiobook), for the USA -- March 23 for UK and Australia. The paperback is already scheduled for February 13 2018. 480 pages.

A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312, and Aurora.
The waters rose, submerging New York City.
But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever.
Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island.
Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides.
And how we too will change.


In more news:


  • "Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction" is the result of the short story contest organized by the Imagination and Climate Futures Institute of the Arizona State University, from 2015/2016. It features twelve stories along with a foreword by the contest judge, Kim Stanley Robinson, and an interview with fellow climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi. It is entirely available for download for free at their website!
  • KSR wrote the introduction to "Stories for Chip: A tribute to Samuel R. Delany", a short story collection tribute to one of his favorite writers (Dhalgren, among others)
  • In conjunction with WisCon 39 in 2015 (the Society for the Furtherance & Study of Fantasy & Science Fiction's annual conference in Madison, Wisconsin), "Metamorphosis" was published, with stories by Guests of Honor Alaya Dawn Johnson and Kim Stanley Robinson (The Lunatics and Zürich), as well as interviews with the authors
  • Anti-Oedipus Press has published a new edition of the long novella A Short, Sharp Shock. A beautiful edition for a wild fantasy unique in KSR's work, with a beautiful cover representing the spine of land in the middle of the endless sea! (see below)

Originally published in 1990, A Short, Sharp Shock remains a singular work in his canon that engages his interests in the evironment and plumbs the absurdities of the human condition while charting unique narrative terrain. This anti-oedipal edition includes an insightful introduction by esteemed science fiction scholar and critic Robert Crossley as well as a study guide, both of which encourage readers to explore the literary prowess that makes this novel a rare gem of twentieth century American literature. 



  • Heyne has published translations of KSR's recent novels into German: 2312, "Schamane" (Shaman) and Aurora (out November 14 2016)
  • Minotauro has published translations into Spanish (Spain): 2312Aurora


Also, audio adaptations of KSR's short stories:

Awards: Aurora was a finalist for the 2016 Locus Award for Best novel -- however, it lost to Ann Leckie's Ancillary Mercy.


For Aurora:

And a review in comics form! Comic Crits, by John -- he also did 2312 and Galileo's Dream.

Also a review for Green Earth: Los Angeles Review of Books: Weather Permitting, by Rebecca Evans

11 Apr 2016

After Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson's next novel will be "New York 2140" -- to be published in hardback and ebook (and audiobook?) by Orbit Books on March 21, 2017! Paperback for February 13, 2018.

That is still a long way away... but to wait, we have the official synopsis:

A new vision of the future of New York City in the 22nd century, a flooded, but vibrant metropolis, from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312, and Aurora.

The waters rose, submerging New York City.

But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever.

Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island.

Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides.

And how we too will change.

A Venice-like future New York City, flooded because of climate change, was already featured in 2312. Here it becomes the setting of the entire novel, which will deal with the nuts and bolts of how to address and how to adapt to climate change -- technologically, financially, legally, socially -- as well as giving us a glimpse into what day to day life will feel like in that future society.

(Image: A future flooded NYC in Syfy's The Expanse)

7 Jan 2016

Kim Stanley Robinson Wins 2016 Robert A. Heinlein Award

Full press release from the Baltimore Science Fiction Society:

    Kim Stanley Robinson, science fiction author, is the 2016 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award. The award is bestowed for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space. This award is in recognition of Mr. Robinson's body of work including 19 novels, including his groundbreaking Mars novels, and over 40 short stories.

    The award will be presented on Friday, May 27, 2016 at opening ceremonies during Balticon 50, the 50th Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention. Balticon and the Robert A. Heinlein Award are both managed and sponsored by The Baltimore Science Fiction Society. A grant from the Heinlein Society funds a third of the costs associated with the award.

    The Robert A. Heinlein Award is a sterling silver medallion bearing the image of Robert A. Heinlein, as depicted by artist Arlin Robbins. The medallion is matched with a red-white-blue lanyard. In addition, the winner receives two lapel pins for use when a large medallion is impractical, and a plaque describing the award, suitable for home or office wall display. 

    The Robert A. Heinlein Award selection committee consists of science fiction writers and was founded by Dr. Yoji Kondo, a long-time friend of Robert and Virginia Heinlein. Members of the original committee were approved by Virginia Heinlein. The current Chairman of the Selection Committee is Michael F. Flynn.

    Virginia Heinlein authorized multiple awards in memory of her husband, including the Heinlein Prize, which is fully funded by Virginia Heinlein's estate, and a National Space Society award for volunteer projects.

    More information on the Robert A. Heinlein Award, including past winners, can be found at http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsheinlein.htm.

    Kim Stanley Robinson does not maintain an official web page, but more information on his work can be found at http://www.kimstanleyrobinson.info

     Mr. Robinson lives in the state of California, USA.

More information on Balticon can be found at www.balticon.org.

Congratulations to Stan!

31 Dec 2015

As 2015, the year of "AURORA", closes, Kim Stanley Robinson offers his reader a short story -- fully available at Tor.com here.

"Oral Argument" is a transcript of a hearing at the US Supreme Court on patent laws that allows us to get a glimpse of a very green future.

This is one of the few short stories of Robinson's as of late -- he mostly concentrates on novels; see the list of short stories here. This publication is like a 2005 one-page story, "Prometheus Unbound, At Last", which was published in a magazine (Nature) and not in a "conventional" SF&F magazine or collection.

The image by Wesley Allsbrook used to promote the story, the bronze bull at Manhattan covered in moss, algae and all kinds of growing things, could be seen as a teaser to Kim Stanley Robinson's next novel coming in 2016! It will take place in a future with severe climate change and sea level rise, in a Venice-like half-submerged Manhattan. Stay tuned for more, and merry post-solstice festivities!

17 Nov 2015

KSR.info 2.0!

Submitted by Kimon

Welcome to the new version of this site!

This new version will allow for smoother updates and a faster and more convenient way for this webmaster to get information to you on all things KSR! It also integrates the information of the news, reviews, and encyclopedia in a single portal, making connections and cross-referencing (and protection from spam) smoother and making discussions and interactions and content featuring easier. In short, future-proof.

Launched over six years ago, KSR.info still aims to be an open collaborative site, with content written/created/submitted by its members.

What used to be the "MangalaWiki" is accessible here. For some time now the wiki had been closed to modifications, with this new version it is no longer the case. Learn more about how you can contribute here. You don't have to be tech-savvy to provide your input or suggestions, and if it still is too daunting there are always the comments in every page or the contact page.

So, take a look around, and make use of the social media! You can see Stan's personal selection of his favourite talks/interviews, skim through the archival list of interviews, refresh your memory about Sax, find out the meaning of 'Haj', and much more... There is quite a bit of content on the Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt, with more content on the way -- the site is an ongoing work.

Let's celebrate with this recent video of Stan at the 2015 Bioneers conference, on "Rethinking Our Relationship to the Biosphere":


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