Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. He is one of the world's preeminent science fiction authors and has published over twenty novels including The Ministry for the Future, New York 2140 and the bestselling Mars trilogy. In 2008, he was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute.
The Atlantic magazine refers to Robinson as, "the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing." The New Yorker says Robinson is "generally acknowledged as one of the greatest living science-fiction writers."