WorldCat Identities

Robinson, Kim Stanley

Works: 214 works in 1,166 publications in 19 languages and 33,967 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Political fiction  Historical fiction  History  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Dystopian fiction  Novels  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist, Narrator, Director
Classifications: PS3568.O2893, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kim Stanley Robinson
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

102 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 2,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the colonization of Mars in the year 2026. In his most ambitious project to date, award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research and cutting-edge science in the first of three novels that will chronicle the colonization of Mars. For eons, sandstorms have swept the barren desolate landscape of the red planet. For centuries, Mars has beckoned to mankind to come and conquer its hostile climate. Now, in the year 2026, a group of one hundred colonists is about to fulfill that destiny. John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars. For some, Mars will become a passion driving them to daring acts of courage and madness; for others it offers an opportunity to strip the planet of its riches. And for the genetic "alchemists", Mars presents a chance to create a biomedical miracle, a breakthrough that could change all we know about life, and death. The colonists place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the planet's surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels, kilometers in depth, will be drilled into the Martian mantle to create stupendous vents of hot gases. Against this backdrop of epic upheaval, rivalries, loves, and friendships will form and fall to pieces, for there are those who will fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed. Brilliantly imagined, breathtaking in scope and ingenuity, Red Mars is an epic scientific saga, chronicling the next step in human evolution and creating a world in its entirety. Red Mars shows us a future, with both glory and tarnish, that awes with complexity and inspires with vision
Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

77 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After declaring independence from Earth, Mars still faces problems: an impending ice age, a search for religious meaning, and immigration. New medical discoveries enable people to live 200 years, causing overpopulation on Earth and the Martians object to being swamped by Earthmen. A replay of New World problems in space. By the author of a trilogy, of which this is the last volume
Green mars by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

94 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Mars, a war of independence is brewing in an effort to end the exploitation of the planet by Earth-based multinational corporations. In a bid to forestall the conflict, Earth sends Art Randolph to negotiate with the revolutionaries
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

39 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future. The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them"--
The years of rice and salt by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

50 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternate history based on a world where the Black Death killed most of the population of Christian Europe, China, India, and the Middle East are dominant regions, and Islam and Buddhism the dominant religions
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Generations after leaving earth, a starship draws near to the planet that may serve as a new home world for those on board. But the journey has brought unexpected changes and their best laid plans may not be enough to survive."--
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

20 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312, and Aurora. The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we too will change"--
Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eco-terrorists battle capitalists, seeking to open Antarctica to commercial exploitation. The time is the 21st century, the world is an ecological disaster, and the treaty banning mineral exploration of Antarctica has expired. By the author of Red Mars
Forty signs of rain by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It's a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as these everyday heroes fight to align the awsome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of technology, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts--one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm."--Back cover
Fifty degrees below by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a result of climate change, Antarctica's ice shelves collapse sending low-lying island nations beneath the rising waters, and the Gulf Stream has stalled. Crops fail world-wide, and when winter comes, frigid temperatures hit the Eastern Seaboard and Western Europe. As people starve and freeze to death, multinational corporations explore how to profit from the disaster. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., scientists continue in their struggle to overcome government resistance to implementing vital environmental policies while frantically searching for a way to shift weather patterns and save the planet from another devastating Ice Age
Galileo's dream by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the summit of their distant future, a charismatic renegade named Ganymede travels to the past to bring Galileo forward in an attempt to alter history and ensure the ascendancy of science over religion. Yet between his brief and jarring visitations to this future, Galileo must struggle against the ignorance and superstition of his own time
Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saga of life thirty thousand years ago during the Ice Age depicts the lives of the shaman Thorn, an outsider named Elga, and Loon, the next shaman, who is struggling to find his own path in a treacherous and uncertain world
Sixty days and counting by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world's climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just a few of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington D.C. area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next. But the president-elect doesn't intend to give up without a fight-- he starts organizing an ambitious plan to save the world from disaster, assembling a team of top scientists and advisers to implement it, racing against time
The Martians by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-eight stories, including poetry, devoted to life on Mars. The story, Arthur Sternbach Brings the Curveball to Mars, is on the effect of the planet's gravity on the game of baseball, Jackie on Zo, is about childbirth on Mars, and Green Mars is on climbing a mountain
Green planets : ecology and science fiction( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays exploring the relationship between environmental disaster and visions of apocalypse through the lens of science fiction
The Gold Coast by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2027: Southern California is a developer's dream gone mad, an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls. Jim McPherson, the affluent son of a defense contractor, is a young man lost in a world of fast cars, casual sex, and designer drugs. But his descent in to the shadowy underground of industrial terrorism brings him into a shattering confrontation with his family, his goals, and his ideals. The Gold Coast is the second novel in Robinson's Three Californias trilogy. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Pacific edge by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the end of the 21st century in California, this story revolves around a seemingly perfect society. At first, bio-architect Kevin Claiborne thinks he has indeed found Utopia, but gradually events lead him to discover the corruption beneath the surface
The wild shore by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"2047: For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, and might yet be--and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth"--Amazon blurb
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson( )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create
The memory of whiteness : a scientific romance by Kim Stanley Robinson( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3229 A. D, human civilization is scattered among the planets, moons and asteroids of the solar system. Billions of lives depend on the technology derived from the breakthroughs of the greatest physicist of the age, Arthur Holywelkin. But in the last years of his life, Holywelkin devoted himself to building a strange, beautiful and complex musical instrument that he called The Orchestra
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.13 for Red Mars / ... to 0.92 for Memoirs of ...)

Red Mars
Alternative Names
Kim Stanley Robinson Amerikaans auteur

Kim Stanley Robinson amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Kim Stanley Robinson amerykański pisarz science fiction

Kim Stanley Robinson autore di fantascienza statunitense

Kim Stanley Robinson Escritor de ciencia ficción estadounidense

Kim Stanley Robinson usona autoro de sciencfikciaj romanoj

Kims Stenlijs Robinsons

Robinson, Stan

Robinson, Stan 1952-

Stanley Robinson, Kim

Stanley Robinson, Kim 1952-

Κιμ Στάνλεϊ Ρόμπινσον

Ким Робинсън

Ким Стенли Робинсон

Робинсон, Ким Стенли

Робінсон Кім Стенлі

קים סטנלי רובינסון

كيم ستانلي روبنسون

کیم استانلی رابینسون نویسنده آمریکایی

로빈슨, 킴 스탠리 1952-

킴 스탠리 로빈슨 미국의 SF 작가


ロビンスン, キム・スタンリー


Blue MarsGreen marsThe years of rice and saltAntarcticaForty signs of rainFifty degrees belowGalileo's dreamSixty days and counting