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Kim Stanley Robinson

Autor(a) de Red Mars

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About the Author

Kim Stanley Robinson was born in Orange County, California on March 23, 1952. He received a B. A. and Ph. D. from the University of California at San Diego and an M. A. from Boston University. His first trilogy of books, Orange County, collectively won a Nebula Award and two Hugo Awards. His other mostrar mais works include the Mars trilogy, 2312, and Aurora. He has won an Asimov Award, a World Fantasy Award, a Locus Reader's Poll Award, and a John W. Campbell Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Kim Stanley Robinson

Red Mars (1992) 8,240 exemplares
Green Mars (1993) 5,146 exemplares
Blue Mars (1996) 4,717 exemplares
The Years of Rice and Salt (2002) 3,472 exemplares
2312 (2012) 2,163 exemplares
Aurora (2015) 1,698 exemplares
The Ministry for the Future (2020) 1,497 exemplares
Forty Signs of Rain (2004) 1,419 exemplares
New York 2140 (2017) 1,335 exemplares
Antártica (1997) 1,192 exemplares
The Wild Shore (1984) 1,106 exemplares
The Martians (1999) 1,093 exemplares
Fifty Degrees Below (2005) 1,032 exemplares
Icehenge (1984) 859 exemplares
Galileo's Dream (2009) 839 exemplares
Sixty Days and Counting (2007) 789 exemplares
The Gold Coast (1988) 787 exemplares
Pacific Edge (1990) 667 exemplares
Shaman (2013) 616 exemplares
The Memory of Whiteness (1985) 591 exemplares
Red Moon (2018) 520 exemplares
Escape From Kathmandu (1989) 466 exemplares
A Short, Sharp Shock (novella) (1990) 334 exemplares
The Planet on the Table (1986) 238 exemplares
A Meeting With Medusa | Green Mars (1988) — Autor — 195 exemplares
The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson (2010) — Autor — 190 exemplares
The Lucky Strike (2009) 171 exemplares
Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias (1994) — Editor — 147 exemplares
The Blind Geometer / The New Atlantis (1989) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
The High Sierra: A Love Story (2022) 131 exemplares
Remaking History and Other Stories (1994) 121 exemplares
Down and Out in the Year 2000 (1992) 49 exemplares
A Short, Sharp Shock/The Dragon Masters (1990) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (2014) — Editor — 32 exemplares
Remaking History (1991) 29 exemplares
The Novels Of Philip K. Dick (1984) 29 exemplares
The Blind Geometer (novella) (1986) 28 exemplares
Mars la rouge, tome 1 (2003) 26 exemplares
Oral Argument: A Tor.Com Original (2015) 25 exemplares
Mars la rouge, tome 2 (2003) 19 exemplares
Author's Choice Monthly Issue 20 (1991) 13 exemplares
Escape from Kathmandu/Two Views of a Cave Painting (1987) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Venice Drowned [novelette] (1981) 12 exemplares
A Martian Romance 10 exemplares
The Lucky Strike {novelette} (1984) 6 exemplares
Sexual Dimorphism 6 exemplares
Ridge running (short story) (1984) 5 exemplares
Mercurial (1985) 5 exemplares
Before I Wake 5 exemplares
Stone Eggs (1983) 4 exemplares
Our Town 4 exemplares
The Disguise (1977) 4 exemplares
2013 4 exemplares
The Translator 3 exemplares
Zurich 3 exemplares
Coming Back To Dixieland (1976) 3 exemplares
Muir On Shasta (1990) 3 exemplares
Discovering Life 3 exemplares
Vinland the Dream {short story} (1991) 3 exemplares
Crveni Mars (1996) 2 exemplares
Luna rossa: romanzo (2019) 2 exemplares
Odessa {short story} 2 exemplares
To Leave a Mark 2 exemplares
Ledeni hram (1997) 1 exemplar
Sixty Days 1 exemplar
I marziani (2020) 1 exemplar
Chaman 1 exemplar
A Story 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) — Introdução, algumas edições14,655 exemplares
Ubik (1966) — Introdução, algumas edições7,565 exemplares
Stand on Zanzibar (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições3,189 exemplares
The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century (2001) — Contribuidor — 565 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection (2000) — Contribuidor — 508 exemplares
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 503 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection (1992) — Contribuidor — 413 exemplares
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuidor — 409 exemplares
The Hard SF Renaissance (2003) — Contribuidor — 342 exemplares
Year's Best SF 5 (2000) — Contribuidor — 251 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
Alternate Empires (What Might Have Been, Vol. 1) (1989) — Contribuidor — 207 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Collection (1987) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
Future on Fire (1991) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
A Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection (1984) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
Full Spectrum 2 (1990) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction (2002) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Universe 1 (1990) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction (2015) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Orbit 19 (1977) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection (1985) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Nebula Awards 33 (1999) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Mythmakers and Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction (2010) — Introdução — 98 exemplares
Alternate Americas (What Might Have Been, Vol. 4) (1992) — Contribuidor, algumas edições98 exemplares
Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier (2011) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #11 (1982) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet (2011) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Nebula Award Stories 17 (1983) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Drowned Worlds (2016) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Paragons: Twelve Master Science Fiction Writers Ply Their Crafts (1996) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 (1985) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Terry's Universe (1987) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Nebula Awards 23 (1989) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
In the Field of Fire (1987) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming (2001) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Universe 14 (1984) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2015 Edition (2016) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Introdução — 60 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: 30th Anniversary Anthology (2007) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Under African Skies (1993) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #16 (1987) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten (2016) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Universe 15 (1985) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Clarion SF (1977) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Before They Were Giants: First Works from Science Fiction Greats (2010) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Interzone: The 4th Anthology (1983) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Other Edens 2 (1988) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Moons (1997) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Future Crimes (2003) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Universe 13 (1983) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Future Washington (2005) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Future Sports (2002) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Universe 12 (1982) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction (2019) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Mars (1991) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Universe 11 (1981) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Very Best of Gene Wolfe (2009) — Introdução — 24 exemplares
The Savage Humanists (2008) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Earth (1992) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Exploring the Horizons (2000) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Dark Ride: The Best Short Fiction of John Kessel (2022) — Introdução — 17 exemplares
Orbit 18 (1976) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Polder: A Festschrift for John Clute and Judith Clute (2006) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination (2022) — Interviewee — 13 exemplares
Infinity Plus One (2001) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Orbit 21 (1980) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Promised Land (2007) — Introdução — 10 exemplares
Voyager 5 - Collector's Edition (2000) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Transfusion — Tradutor, algumas edições9 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 46 • March 2014 (2014)algumas edições9 exemplares
Univers 1986 (1986) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Ikarus 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
I mondi del possibile (1993) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Ikarus 2001. Best of Science Fiction. (2001) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Arc 1.4: Forever alone drone (2012) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Science Fiction — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 103 • December 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 10: Social Justice (Redux) (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Locus Nr.492 2002.01 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
80年代SF傑作選〈上〉 (ハヤカワ文庫SF) (1992) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Das Blei der Zeit (1993) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Mondaugen — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Science Fiction Eye #08, Winter 1991 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Kim Stanley Robinson article in The New Yorker em Science Fiction Fans (Abril 2022)
Red Mars em Science Fiction Fans (Agosto 2013)


Impressive in that the book world is realistic, a time frame that is a hundred or so years away is particularly difficult because of the complexity of factors that impact. The characters are lively and mostly well defined amd believable.

There is a lot to learn from this book but it does present some problems. There is a dogmatic presence of a body of culture ((Marx, Keynes, Melville, etc..) that has even faded in discourse today. The characters’ “new ideas” come down to this same sphere and this feels not only unrealistic but naive on part of the characters. The ideas of socialised banking are thrown around as if revolutionary but as a reader they do not feel new but rather part of contemporary left wing politics.

The chapters skip from character to character with a formulaic plot that involves an obstacle to overcome that leads to some sense that the character is developing. But onerall this development feels insubstantial, fleeting. And this may be the point the author is making - no happy ending as he describes at the end. I think for this to work smoothly the reader needs more preparation or it just feels like a lame ending.

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yates9 | 68 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
A long fragmented reconstruction of an impending future in which climate change translates to political necessity for action as opposed to current dialectics. I think the author did a very good job at world building in a very difficult domain, the near future. But at the same time there are many aspects of this book that are problematic.

First the characters and their stories are not compelling or transformational. They are fairly static in their development so you don’t feel the story move.

Secondly the world ingredients use language in unusual way - my primary example is that of cryptocurrency. The author has a utopic view of implementation that does not exist today and that does not even seem to be vaguely aligned to contemporary crypto enthusiasts. So the author renames invention’s with problems to new solutions which you only fully appreciate at the end of the book.

Finally there are areas where, even if I am not an expert, there are big gaps between world built claims and what is plausible.

Nevertheless I think this book is one a future thinking person should read critically and breakdown its assumptions and outcomes.
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yates9 | 65 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
I read Aurora because it was mentioned by Cory Doctorow on one of his blog posts, and why not? I haven't read sci-fi in a long time (or even fiction for that matter), but decided to give this a go. I've previously enjoyed the Mars Trilogy so I was in for the ride.

Aurora is a novel with a fascinating premise. What happens to the descendants of interstellar voyagers who decide to leave Earth and travel to an extra-solar Earth-like planet? Living on a generational space ship that was stocked over 100 years ago for a voyage that was more hopeful than certain, what happens when things go wrong? What happens when parts of the ship shut down? What happens if the planet your ancestors and their ancestors spent their literal lives traveling to turns out to be uninhabitable?

I think it's an interesting corollary with all of the TechBro CEOs these days just assuming that we can just say to heck with global warming and go live on Mars (absconding them of any accountability with respect to global climate change), when actually, Earth is our home. Earth is the only place we can live. Even though we can travel to Mars or the moon, those are not places where civilization can take root and expand. We literally need our planet to exist. I think a few of the characters in this book make that point, that humanity and Earth are interrelated. You can't really have one without the other. (There are some metaphors that make this point too, like how people in the novel who live on other planets in the solar system live longer if they take regular sabbaticals back to Earth.)

So the premise was fascinating, the world building was interesting, and the main character (Freya)'s mom, Devi, was a really cool engineer/polymath. What I liked about her was how much she didn't know, but how much of a problem solver she still was.

However. Where I stopped really enjoying the book was once we got about halfway through the novel, just after they discover the deadly pathogen on Aurora that started killing the first folks who ferried down and started setting up camp. The plot at this point relies on deus ex machina and extremely serendipitous communications from Earth. While the author does build up some tension by bringing in some interpersonal conflict, and eventually making a major event (the slow down to get back to Earth orbit) difficult, it doesn't build any suspense. I didn't feel like I was dying to turn the page and see what would happen next. I just kind of sighed, thought to myself "okay, how many pages do I have to read of the ship's AI rambling before they finally resolve this conflict," and got through it.

The end of the novel is satisfying in that it doesn't bring too much resolution, but unsatisfying in that it relies on the main character Freya acting like an impulsive child (and also asking to have sex with a 19-year-old kid, Freya is in her 50s!) and while I had gotten to enjoy her character throughout the novel, I didn't care for the seemingly sudden change in demeanor. (OK, I get that she has some serious trauma from having been stuck on a ship for her entire life without having meaningfully consented to being there, and while that conflict was explored in the book, it didn't really come out in childish antics until the end of the book, which made it feel out of place.)

My time reading this book was not wasted, and it will give me something to think about. I still appreciate the overall theme and message. But it'll probably be a while before I dip my toes into reading sci-fi again.
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lemontwist | 105 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
5/5 for the idea that drives the book and is worth reading at least a summary of the book. I have some reservations about the writing though.

The timeline is confusing and is a key element to the story, but there are rarely any indications of what years it is. There are some massive time leaps and no one tells you. Hard to follow and sometimes frustrating.

The good side is that the book is organized in small chapters, easy to pick up and drop off.

There are numerous lengthy and detailed descriptions of Zurich and Switzerland that serve no narrative purpose. It just seems like the author wanted you to know he lived there or did massive research.… (mais)
Bloum | 65 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |


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