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

Apr 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The UC San Diego Library Author Talk Series in partnership with the Academic Senate Committee on Campus Climate Change asks you to save the date for an evening with international bestselling author and science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson, who will discuss his globally influential book “The Ministry for the Future.”

The evening will include student presentations on climate change, followed by a moderated discussion with Audrey Geisel University Librarian Erik T. Mitchell.

Registration is required for this in-person event. Details forthcoming.

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.

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