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By Kim Stanley Robinson

Adventurers, scientists, artists, employees, and visionaries — those are the lads and girls you'll stumble upon within the brief fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson. In settings starting from the sunken ruins of Venice to the higher reaches of the Himalayas to the terraformed floor of Mars itself, and during subject matters of environmental sustainability, social justice, own accountability, activities, event, and enjoyable, Robinson's protagonists discover an international which stands in sharp distinction to the various conventional locales and mores of technological know-how fiction, featuring as an alternative a global within which Utopia rests inside of our grasp.

From Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning writer of the Mars Trilogy, the 3 Californias Trilogy, the technology within the Capital sequence, The Martians, and The Years of Rice and Salt, comes the easiest of Kim Stanley Robinson. those twenty-two tales, together with the Nebula Award-winning "The Blind Geometer," and international delusion Award winner "Black Air" characterize the easiest of Kim Stanley Robinson.

Skyhorse Publishing, below our evening colour and Talos imprints, is proud to submit a huge diversity of titles for readers drawn to technology fiction (space opera, time trip, tough SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), myth (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, replacement history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas now not each name we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're dedicated to publishing caliber books from a various workforce of authors.

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