Books Kim Stanley Robinson Books by Kim Stanley Robinson Kim Stanley Robinson has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Kim Stanley Robinson Book Reviews In '2140,' New York May Be Underwater, But It's Still Home March 19, 2017 Kim Stanley Robinson envisions a future that's closer than we like to think in New York 2140. Sea levels 50 feet higher have swamped Manhattan, but there's a tiny thread of hope that we might float. Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Book News & Features No Warp Drives, No Transporters: Science Fiction Authors Get Real December 13, 2015 Some of the biggest names in science fiction right now — like The Martian author Andy Weir — are writing what's called hard sci-fi, based on real-world science and a vision of hope for the future. No Warp Drives, No Transporters: Science Fiction Authors Get Real Listen · 4:36 4:36 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459392474/459593515" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews 'Aurora' Journeys In A New Direction July 7, 2015 Veteran sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a tale of that classic genre trope, the generation ship. Critic Alan Cheuse says this story of spacefaring colonists goes to unexpected places. Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read. Book Reviews 'Shaman' Takes Readers Back To The Dawn Of Humankind August 28, 2013 Kim Stanley Robinson's latest novel, Shaman, paints a vivid portrait of life in 30,000 B.C. It's the story of young Loon, who's destined to become the new shaman of his tribe. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says the world of Shaman is so authentic, he dreamed he was living in it. Best Books Of 2012 The Year's Best Science Fiction Crosses Galaxies And Genres December 5, 2012 From post-apocalyptic character studies to speculative paleontology, reviewer Annalee Newitz says this year's best science fiction stretches boundaries and crosses genres. She also sees a strong resurgence in political themes, with a focus on civilizations on the brink of transformation or collapse. The Year's Best Science Fiction Crosses Galaxies And Genres Listen · 1:47 1:47 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/166480907/167199729" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Summer's Best Sci-Fi: Planets, Politics, Apocalypse June 19, 2012 These five books will suck you into strange worlds, but leave you full of questions about our own. These page turners have pleasingly complicated political and social subtexts, morphing space battles into philosophical debates and zombie hordes into political satire. Summer Books 2011 Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.