Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson is an American author of science fiction and alternate history novels. He is the author of the Three Californias, Mars and Capital Code (or Science in the Capital) trilogies. Robinson attended the University of California, San Diego and earned his B.A. in literature. The next year, he earned his M.A. in English from Boston University. Then, he returned to UC San Diego to get his PhD. Common themes in Robinson’s work include ecology and capitalism; his novels are known for their anti-capitalist stance. Kim is married to environmental chemist Lisa Howland Nowell, who he has two sons with. He lives in California.

Kim Stanley Robinson became a published author with the novel The Wild Shore, which was published in 1984. Below is a list of Kim Stanley Robinson’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Three Californias Triptych Books

Publication Order of Mars Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Mars Collections

Publication Order of Capital Code/Science In The Capital Books

Forty Signs of Rain (2004)Description / Buy at
Fifty Degrees Below (2005)Description / Buy at
Sixty Days and Counting (2007)Description / Buy at
Green Earth (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Icehenge (1984)Description / Buy at
The Memory of Whiteness (1985)Description / Buy at
The Blind Geometer (1986)Description / Buy at
A Short, Sharp Shock (1990)Description / Buy at
Antarctica (1997)Description / Buy at
The Years of Rice and Salt (2002)Description / Buy at
Galileo's Dream (2009)Description / Buy at
2312 (2012)Description / Buy at
Shaman (2013)Description / Buy at
Aurora (2015)Description / Buy at
Oral Argument (2015)Description / Buy at
Drowned Worlds (2016)Description / Buy at
New York 2140 (2017)Description / Buy at
Red Moon (2018)Description / Buy at
The Ministry for the Future (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Planet on the Table (1986)Description / Buy at
Escape From Kathmandu (1989)Description / Buy at
Remaking History and Other Stories (1991)Description / Buy at
Down and Out in the Year 2000 (1992)Description / Buy at
The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson (2001)Description / Buy at
Vinland the Dream and Other Stories (2002)Description / Buy at
Stan's Kitchen (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Novels of Philip K. Dick (1984)Description / Buy at
Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (2014)Description / Buy at
The High Sierra (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Black Air (1983)Description / Buy at
Green Mars (novella; in Asimov's) (1985)Description / Buy at
Mother Goddess of the World (in Asimov's) (1987)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Nebula Awards Books

Nebula Awards 1 (By: Damon Knight) (1966)Description / Buy at
Nebula Awards 4 (By: Karen Anderson) (1968)Description / Buy at
Nebula Awards 5 (By: Alexei Panshin) (1969)Description / Buy at
Nebula Awards 22 (By: George Zebrowski) (1988)Description / Buy at
Nebula Awards 39 (2005) (By: Ruth Berman) (2005)Description / Buy at
Nebula Awards 46 (2012) (By: John Kessel) (2012)Description / Buy at
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Universe Books

Universe 1 (By: Terry Carr) (1971)Description / Buy at
Universe 2 (By: Terry Carr) (1972)Description / Buy at
Universe 3 (By: Terry Carr) (1973)Description / Buy at
Universe 4 (By: Terry Carr) (1974)Description / Buy at
Universe 5 (By: Terry Carr) (1974)Description / Buy at
Universe 6 (By: John Shirley,Terry Carr) (1976)Description / Buy at
Universe 7 (By: Terry Carr) (1977)Description / Buy at
Universe 8 (By: Terry Carr) (1978)Description / Buy at
Universe 9 (By: John Shirley,Terry Carr) (1979)Description / Buy at
Universe 10 (By: Terry Carr) (1980)Description / Buy at
Universe 11 (With: William Gibson,Michael Swanwick,Carter Scholz,Michael Bishop,Ian Watson,Nancy Kress,Carol Emshwiller,Josephine Saxton,Terry Carr) (1981)Description / Buy at
Universe 12 (By: Terry Carr) (1982)Description / Buy at
Universe 13 (With: Lucius Shepard,Michael Bishop,Ian Watson,Terry Carr,Bruce Sterling,Leanne Frahm,Bill Bickel) (1983)Description / Buy at
Universe 14 (By: Terry Carr) (1984)Description / Buy at
Universe 15 (By: Terry Carr) (1985)Description / Buy at
Universe 16 (By: Terry Carr) (1986)Description / Buy at
Universe 17 (By: Terry Carr) (1987)Description / Buy at
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Outspoken Authors Books

The Human Front (By: Ken MacLeod) (2001)Description / Buy at
The Left Left Behind (By: Terry Bisson,Eleanor Arnason) (2009)Description / Buy at
Lucky Strike (2009)Description / Buy at
The Underbelly (By: Gary Phillips,Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Description / Buy at
Mammoths of the Great Plains (By: Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Description / Buy at
The Wild Girls (By: Ursula K. Le Guin,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at
Modem Times 2.0 (By: Michael Moorcock,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at
The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (By: Cory Doctorow,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at
Report from Planet Midnight (By: Nalo Hopkinson,Eleanor Arnason) (2012)Description / Buy at
The Science of Herself (By: Karen Joy Fowler,Eleanor Arnason) (2013)Description / Buy at
Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials (By: Eleanor Arnason,Paul Krassner) (2013)Description / Buy at
New Taboos (By: John Shirley) (2013)Description / Buy at
Raising Hell (By: Norman Spinrad,Eleanor Arnason) (2014)Description / Buy at
My Life, My Body (By: Marge Piercy) (2015)Description / Buy at
Gypsy (By: Carter Scholz,Eleanor Arnason) (2015)Description / Buy at
Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be (By: Joe R. Lansdale,Eleanor Arnason) (2016)Description / Buy at
Fire. (By: Elizabeth Hand,Eleanor Arnason) (2017)Description / Buy at
Totalitopia (By: John Crowley) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Atheist in the Attic (By: Samuel R. Delany,Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Description / Buy at
Thoreau's Microscope (By: Michael Blumlein,Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Description / Buy at
The Beatrix Gates (By: Rachel Pollack) (2019)Description / Buy at
A City Made of Words (By: Paul Park) (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Universe 11(1981)Description / Buy at
Nebula Awards 16(1982)Description / Buy at
Universe 13(1983)Description / Buy at
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction(1985)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1986(1986)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1987(1987)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1990(1990)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Mars(1991)Description / Buy at
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1991(1991)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Earth(1992)Description / Buy at
Under African Skies(1993)Description / Buy at
Future Primitive(1994)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Moons(1997)Description / Buy at
Asimov's Science Fiction, June 1999(1999)Description / Buy at
Explorers(2000)Description / Buy at
Year's Best SF 5(2000)Description / Buy at
Nebula Awards 36 (2002)(2002)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book Of Science Fiction(2002)Description / Buy at
New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction(2003)Description / Buy at
The Hard SF Renaissance(2003)Description / Buy at
Future Crimes(2003)Description / Buy at
Future Washington(2005)Description / Buy at
I'm With the Bears(2011)Description / Buy at
Lightspeed Magazine, April 2012(2012)Description / Buy at
Field of Fantasies(2014)Description / Buy at
Loosed Upon the World(2015)Description / Buy at
Some of the Best from, 2015 edition(2016)Description / Buy at
Nebula Awards 53 (2019)(2019)Description / Buy at
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination(2022)Description / Buy at
Democracy in a Hotter Time(2023)Description / Buy at

Notes: Green Planets was co-authored by Gerry Canavan. I’m with the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet also has stories by Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, T.C. Boyle, Toby Litt, Lydia Millet, Wu Mingi, David Mitchell, Nathaniel Rich and Helen Simpson.

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Kim Stanley Robinson Synopsis: In Icehenge by Kim Stanley Robinson, Pluto’s North Pole is home to standing blocks of ice in the pattern of Stonehenge – only ten times the size. How did it get there? Who built it?

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