The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson

By Kim Stanley Robinson

Adventurers, scientists, artists, staff, and visionaries — those are the boys and girls you'll stumble upon within the brief fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson. In settings starting from the sunken ruins of Venice to the higher reaches of the Himalayas to the terraformed floor of Mars itself, and during subject matters of environmental sustainability, social justice, own accountability, activities, event, and enjoyable, Robinson's protagonists discover a global which stands in sharp distinction to some of the conventional locales and mores of technology fiction, proposing as an alternative an international within which Utopia rests inside our grasp.

From Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning writer of the Mars Trilogy, the 3 Californias Trilogy, the technological know-how within the Capital sequence, The Martians, and The Years of Rice and Salt, comes the simplest of Kim Stanley Robinson. those twenty-two tales, together with the Nebula Award-winning "The Blind Geometer," and global myth Award winner "Black Air" symbolize the simplest of Kim Stanley Robinson.

Skyhorse Publishing, less than our evening colour and Talos imprints, is proud to put up a large variety of titles for readers attracted to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time commute, challenging SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), delusion (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, replacement history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas now not each name we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're dedicated to publishing caliber books from a various workforce of authors.

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