Quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson

"It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped."

"That's libertarians for you — anarchists who want police protection from their slaves."

"You can't get any movement larger than five people without including at least one fucking idiot."

"We will go out into the world and plant gardens and orchards to the horizons, we will build roads through the mountains and across the deserts, and terrace the mountains and irrigate the deserts until there will be garden everywhere, and plenty for all, and there will be no more empires or kingdoms, no more caliphs, sultans, emirs, khans, or zamindars, no more kings or queens or princes, no more quadis or mullahs or ulema, no more slavery and no more usury, no more property and no more taxes, no more rich and no more poor, no killing or maiming or torture or execution, no more jailers and no more prisoners, no more generals, soldiers, armies or navies, no more patriarchy, no more caste, no more hunger, no more suffering than what life brings us for being born and having to die, and then we will see for the first time what kind of creatures we really are."

"Economics was like psychology, a pseudoscience trying to hide that fact with intense theoretical hyperelaboration. And gross domestic product was one of those unfortunate measurement concepts, like inches or the British thermal unit, that ought to have been retired long before."

Books by Kim Stanley Robinson

  • Ubik
  • 92,027 ratings
  • May 1st 2019 by The Folio Society

    (first published May 1969)

  • Earth Abides
  • 26,256 ratings
  • October 13th 2020 by Houghton Mifflin

    (first published 1949)

  • Aurora
  • 21,473 ratings
  • July 7th 2015 by Orbit
  • 2312
  • 17,944 ratings
  • May 22nd 2012 by Orbit
  • Stand on Zanzibar
  • 15,757 ratings
  • June 1st 2010 by Centipede Press

    (first published September 1968)

Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Kim Stanley Robinson

  • Date of birth: March 23, 1952
  • Born: in Waukegen, Illinois, The United States.

  • Description: Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer, probably best known for his award-winning Mars trilogy.

    His work delves into ecological and sociological themes regularly, and many of his novels appear to be the direct result of his own scientific fascinations, such as the 15 years of research and lifelong fascination with Mars which culminated in his most famous work. He has, due to his fascination with Mars, become a member of the Mars Society.

    Robinson's work has been labeled by reviewers as "literary science fiction".

    Excerpted from Wikipedia.