Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson (born 1952) is a Californian through and through. He grew up in Orange County, surfed his way through UC San Diego (writing his doctoral thesis on Philip K. Dick) and now lives in Davis with two kids and a beautiful scientist wife. He spends several weeks a year above 11,500 feet in the high Sierras. Not surprisingly, he’s a good friend of Gary Snyder.

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Books by Kim

The Lucky Strike

The Lucky Strike

SKU: 9781604860856
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Published: PM Press / Outspoken Author Series
ISBN: 9781604860856
Published: 10/2009
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Page count: 128
Size: 5 x 7.5
Subjects: Fiction


“The foremost writer of literary utopias.”

“The best nature writer in the U.S. today also happens to write science fiction.”
The Ends of the Earth 

“It’s no coincidence that one of our most visionary science fiction writers is also a profoundly good nature writer.” 
Los Angeles Times

“If I had to choose one writer whose work will set the standard for science fiction in the future, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson.” —New York Times

Postscripts by Kim

Journey through Utopia: A Critical Examination of Imagined Worlds in Western Literature

Journey through Utopia: A Critical Examination of Imagined Worlds in Western Literature

SKU: 9781629636467
Author: Marie Louise Berneri • Foreword: George Woodcock • Introduction: Matthew S. Adams • Afterword: Rhiannon Firth • Postscript: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: PM Press/Freedom Press
ISBN: 9781629636467
Published: 6/2019
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 464
Subjects: Literature-History and Criticism/Politics-Anarchism


“Berneri’s comments, explicit and implicit, are for the most part acutely discerning…. This is a fascinating work.”
Times Literary Supplement

“As an old student of utopias, I have a special regard for Marie Louise Berneri’s Journey through Utopia; for it is the most comprehensive and the most perceptive study of that ideal land that I have come across in any language.”
—Lewis Mumford

“A demolishment of dream worlds (not ones that have been put into practice) in this historical survey and analysis of utopian thought from antiquity to modern times underscores the regimentation, authoritarian and narrow concepts of freedom that such prospectuses embodied.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Marie Louise Berneri identifies the authoritarian Utopian State as a concept running through much of the literature. A desire to orchestrate good behavior through various hierarchical arrangements, analogous to a mechanical system with predictable results ensured by regulated consistent behavior, is a dark shadow over many utopias.”
—Chris Carlsson, author of Nowtopia

“Berneri’s wide-ranging selection of readings constitutes a superb introduction to the history of utopian thought, and her often brilliant and insightful commentary remains highly illuminating.”
—John P. Clark, author of The Impossible Community: Realizing Communitarian Anarchism

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