Utopia and Utopianism in the Fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson (3313 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Andrew Rowcroft (University of Lincoln)
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Kim Stanley Robinson can be considered perhaps America’s greatest living science fiction author, his position secure and well-earned. In the first two decades of the twenty-first century, he has already produced nine novels, including The Years of Rice and Salt (2002), Forty Signs of Rain (2004), Fifty Degrees Below (2005), Sixty Days and Counting (2007), Galileo’s Dream (2009), 2312 (2012), Shaman (2013), Aurora (2015), and New York: 2140 (2017). Each novel has received numerous science fiction awards and honours, among them the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Robinson’s novels, short-stories, and non-fiction …

Citation: Rowcroft, Andrew. "Utopia and Utopianism in the Fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 July 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19530, accessed 28 October 2020.]

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