A Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson ’74, PhD ’82

Apr 17, 2023
6:00 PM–7:30 PM

On behalf of Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons, and Audrey Geisel University Librarian Erik T. Mitchell, you are invited to attend the UC San Diego Library’s Author Talk Series featuring alumni and internationally acclaimed author Kim Stanley Robinson ’74, PhD ’82.

Hosted by the UC San Diego Library and Academic Senate Committee on Campus Climate Change, the evening will take a deep dive into how we can best tackle climate change today and into the future.

The program will begin with student presentations on climate change, followed by a moderated discussion with Robinson around his bestselling novel “The Ministry for the Future.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the UC San Diego Bookstore at the event.

Registration is now open and required.

About the Author

Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of more than twenty books, including the international bestselling “Mars” trilogy, “New York 2140,” “Aurora,” “Shaman,” “Green Earth” and “2312,” which was a New York Times bestseller nominated for all seven of the major science fiction awards — a first for any book. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. In 2016, he was given the Heinlein Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction, and asteroid 72432 was named “Kimrobinson” in his honor. One year later, in 2017, he was given the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society.

A prolific writer and speaker, his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Nature and Wired, among many others. His novel “The Ministry for the Future” was selected as one of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2020 and one of Bill Gates’ “5 Great Books for the Summer” in 2022.

Robinson earned a BA in literature from UC San Diego in 1974. In 1975, he earned an MA in English from Boston University and returned to UC San Diego in 1982 to earn a PhD. He currently resides in Davis, CA.

About the UC San Diego Library Author Talk Series

UC San Diego Library’s Author Talk Series is made possible through the philanthropic support of our generous Sponsors and Library Associates. Become a Library Associate today by visiting lib.ucsd.edu/give or contact (858) 534-1183.

About the Committee on Campus Climate Change 

This committee confers with and advises the UC San Diego Academic Senate and administration on matters pertaining to campus decarbonization, climate change impacts and mitigation, climate change in educational programs, and climate change research. It studies and collects data on the climate change impacts of campus activities and develops recommendations for short-term, medium-term, and long-term changes to campus policy and behavior.