The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson

The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson

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Adventurers, Scientists, Artists, Workers, and Visionaries - these are the men and women you will encounter in the short fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson. In settings ranging from the sunken ruins of Venice to the upper reaches of the Himalayas to the terraformed surface of Mars itself, and through themes of environmental sustainability, social justice, personal

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Adventurers, Scientists, Artists, Workers, and Visionaries - these are the men and women you will encounter in the short fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson. In settings ranging from the sunken ruins of Venice to the upper reaches of the Himalayas to the terraformed surface of Mars itself, and through themes of environmental sustainability, social justice, personal responsibility, sports, adventure and fun, Robinson's protagonists explore a world which stands in sharp contrast to many of the traditional locales and mores of science fiction, presenting instead a world in which Utopia rests within our grasp.

From Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of the Mars Trilogy, the Three Californias Trilogy, the Science in the Capital series, and The Years of Rice and Salt and Galileo's Dream, comes The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson. These twenty-two stories, including the Nebula Award-winning "The Blind Geometer" and World Fantasy Award winner "Black Air," represent some of the most critically acclaimed and important science fiction of the last thirty years.

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Publishers Weekly
Robinson's award-winning novels (the Mars Trilogy, Galileo's Dream) often unjustly overshadow his brilliant short stories, an error that this impressive collection will do much to correct. "Venice Drowned" chronicles Carlo Tafur's heartbreak as he saves Venice's treasures from the rising waters by selling them to foreigners. The profound and profoundly emotional "Lucky Strike" describes one man's struggle with his conscience during WWII. A family faces a variety of uncertainties at the onset of a new ice age in "Glacier," and the title character of "The Blind Geometer" works his way through a mathematical mystery that may prove lethal. Robinson is equally at home in the furthest reaches of the cosmos and among scotch-swilling NASA scientists stuck in traffic, and every story pivots around a different fascinating idea that will hit readers right in that "sense of wonder" SF sweet spot. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597801850
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Aelius More than 1 year ago
Imaginative and well written stories to wile away a few hours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago