The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson

By Kim Stanley Robinson; Jonathan Strahan (Editor)
(Night Shade Books, Hardcover, 9781597801843, 389pp.)

Publication Date: August 2010

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Kim Stanley Robinson has been an ongoing force in the Science Fiction genre for over twenty years, with his novels (Year’s of Rice and Salt, Forty Signs of Rain) crossing over to the mainstream, and routinely appearing on the New York Times best sellers list. During the 80s and early nineties, his short fiction continued to push the boundaries of science fiction, defining the science-focused side of the science fiction genre.

Award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan worked with Kim Stanley Robinson to select the stories that make up this landmark volume. In addition to these reprints, The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson features a brand-new short story, "The Timpanist of the Berlin Philharmonic, 1942."




About the Author
Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias trilogy -- "The Gold Coast", "The Wild Shore" and "Pacific Edge -- "has been observed as "an intriguing work, one that will delight and entertain you, and, most importantly, cause you to stop and think" ("The Santa Ana Register"). His many other novels include "Escape from Kathmandu" and "Green Mars -- "which won the Hugo and Locus Award for Best Novel.


Jonathan Strahan has co-edited The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy series of anthologies for HarperCollins Australia, co-edits the Science Fiction: The Best of . . . and Fantasy: The Best of . . . anthology series with Karen Haber for Simon & Schuster/ibooks, edits the Best Short Novels anthology series for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Club, and co-edited The Locus Awards for Eos with Charles N. Brown. He is also the Reviews Editor for Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Fields, and reviews for the magazine regularly. He is currently working on The New Space Opera II.


NPR
Friday, Jul 2, 2010

Alan Cheuse reviews a new collection of short fiction from author Kim Stanley Robinson. Robinson has written, among other books, a trilogy about the terra-forming of Mars, an alternative history novel in which the Chinese and the Arabs discover America, and a trilogy about global warming. More at NPR.org

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