A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Kim Stanley Robinson


Kim Stanley Robinson is an American novelist, widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction. He began publishing novels in 1984 and since has published 19 novels and numerous short stories, including his well-known Mars trilogy. His work has been translated into 24 languages. Many of his novels and stories have ecological, cultural and political themes and feature scientists as heroes.

Robinson has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the World Fantasy Award. Robinson’s work has been labeled by The Atlantic as, “the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing." According to an article in The New Yorker, Robinson is, “generally acknowledged as one of the greatest living science-fiction writers." His most recent novels are “The Ministry for the Future” and “New York, 2140.” Robinson has been a proud defender and advocate of science fiction as a genre, which he regards as one of the most powerful of all literary forms.


Scheduled events:
The Future Is Now for Climate Change
Award-winning authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Dr. Michael Mann discuss how their scientific publications and speculative fiction raise public awareness about climate change and inspire urgency to act.

Elmore Leonard Memorial Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Panelists: Michael Mann, Kim Stanley Robinson
Moderator: Lydia Millet

The Ministry for the Future
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
October 2020
ISBN 9780316300131
Hardcover, 576 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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New York 2140
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
March 2018
ISBN 9780316262316
Paperback, 656 pages

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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