Kim Stanley Robinson

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b. 1952

Kim Stanley Robinson is an award-winning American science fiction writer. He is perhaps most reknowned for his Mars trilogy, in which he weaves a complex story about the terraforming of Mars. The novels in this series won both Hugo and Nebula awards, and Robinson has also been the recipient of the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award.

He earned his PhD in English from the University of California, San Diego, culminating in a thesis on the works of Philip K. Dick.

Robinson's novels are known for their complex and epic plots and numerous characters, many of whom are scientists. Common themes include environmental change and consequence, social upheavel, and alternate economic and social systems.

QUOTES:

"Science was many things... including a weapon with which to hit other scientists." ~from Red Mars

"It was not power that corrupted people, but fools who corrupted power." ~from Green Mars

"Historical analogy is the last refuge of people who can't grasp the current situation." ~from Green Mars