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Kim Stanley Robinson

Robert Markley


Kim Stanley Robinson is the first full-length study of one of the most widely read and influential science-fiction writers of our era. In dicussing eighteen of his novels published since 1984 and a selection of his short fiction, this study explores the significance of his work in reshaping contemporary literature. Three of the chapters are devoted to Robinson’s major trilogies: the Orange County trilogy (1984-90), the Mars trilogy (1992-96), and the Science in the Capital trilogy (2004-07). Two other chapters consider his groundbreaking alternative histories, including “The Lucky Strike” (198 ... More

Keywords: Kim Stanley Robinson, science fiction, utopia, Anthropocene, ecology, future history, alternative history, Buddhism, Marxism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042751
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Markley, author
University of Illinois