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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 Amazon
Fifty Degrees Below (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sixty Days and Counting (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Earth (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Nebula Awards Books

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

Publication Order of Universe Books

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

Publication Order of Outspoken Authors Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

Kim Stanley Robinson is the award winning author of several science fiction novels; including the novels that make up the “Three Californias” series, “The Mars” trilogy (an award winning series for which he is probably best known for writing), and the “Science in the Capital” series. Robinson has also written dozens of short stories and several other standalone novels. Robinson has won many awards in his career as an author; the awards he has won include: British Science Fiction Association Award, World Fantasy Award, Nebula, Ignotus Award, Seium Award, Hugo, John W. Campbell Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, and Locus Awards (which he has won six times: 1985, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003). Robinson has been nominated for many others. He was born in Waukegan, Illinois on March 23, 1952.

He obtained his BA in literature from University of California- San Diego, in 1974, and the next year, earned his MA in English from Boston University; Robinson would later go on to get his PhD in English from University of California- San Diego. His doctoral thesis was called “The Novels of Phillip K. Dick”, after his first PhD adviser told him to read the works of Phillip K. Dick, that later got published, a hardcover version was even released. He married an environmental chemist named Lisa Howland Nowell in 1982 and together they have two kids together. He has lived in Switzerland, various parts of California (the place that he spent his childhood). and Washington D. C.

A lot of his stories deal with ideas of ecological and nature issues. In “The Gold Coast” he talks about over development and the drawbacks. The rest of the “Southern California” trilogy explores ideas of nature and technology intersecting, asserting that it is highly important that the two are separate from one another. Sustainability is his biggest themes and the nature of a plausible utopia. Robinson also explores ideas that capitalism is a replaceable system. Robinson’s work features a group of characters that try to preserve, or at times, try to make their environment around them a better place to live in.

‘The Wild Shore” is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Three Californias” trilogy; it is also the first novel that Robinson ever had published. This book is set in 2047 and is set in San Onofre, a small town on the Pacific Coast. The book is something of a coming of age story, as most of the principal characters in the book are young and are faced with a lot of the problems that kids face at their ages. In 1987, two thousand to three thousand neutron bombs were detonated in two thousand of the biggest cities in America. There is no way that America can rebuild, due to the fact that Russia imposed so many rules and Japan watching America’s every move. Living life after a nuclear attack is a day to day struggle to live. Hank Fletcher is a dreamer, someone who wonders what the world was and what it might be again. He tries to imagine what it might be like to remake America and turn it into something worthwhile again. A man named Tom tells people what the world was like before all the bombs were dropped. Books are in high demand and of high trade value, as they are rare.

Fans of this book praised it for its believeable premise that an attack on America involving nuclear missiles being dropped, the novel has great plot, fascinating characters, and the depiction of a realistic future world. Fans of the book also liked that it has some of Robinson’s best writing, including some of the best lines that have ever appeared in a novel that close out the book. Readers liked that Robinson fleshed out his society completely, has interesting characters, and the way the novel is able to combine science fiction with a philosophical bend to it. This book does take some patience on the part of the reader and is not for every reader. Readers who did not like the book said that the story goes bad, and becomes incoherent. Some felt like this book resembled a whodunnit, but it never tells the reader who the killer was. Some readers were disappointed in Robinson’s storytelling in this novel.

‘The Gold Coast” is the second book in Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Three Californias” trilogy. This book is set in 2027, and features a Southern California that is nothing but freeways, malls, and condos. A young man, Jim McPherson, is a wealthy man’s son, a budding poet, and is lost in a world of great drugs, casual sex, and fast cars. He is brought to a confrontation with his family and everything he believes in when he goes through the underground of industrial terrorism. Jim cannot focus on things for long periods of time, nor can he remember to do things. His dad works in developing high precision munitions.

Fans of this book praised Robinson’s ability to be knowledgeable about something but use it wisely without rubbing the readers’s faces in the fact that he knows about something, and keep the story moving forward. The readers found the book to feature defense industry and over development as something that was alive and had its hold on the characters with an independent will. Readers who did not enjoy this book felt that Robinson takes a long time to find out where he wants to go with the book, the ecological aspect is too strident at times, and when Robinson bashes capitalism he does not have enough evidence to support his claims. They did not like when the book focused on Jim as those scenes are boring and too technical, and some found the characters in the book to be useless, as all they seem to do is party and do drugs for most of the book.

The rights to the “Mars” trilogy were bought, plans to make the novel into a television series on Spike were set in motion. Many people held the rights to the series at one point or another (James Cameron Gale Ann Hurd, and AMC had them), each having their own plans with the stories, before Spike got a hold of them and got J. Michael Straczynski to adapt them for the screen.

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