Kim Stanley Robinson has been profiled by Reed Johnson in the LA Times.
There are the dark wizards of apocalypse, terrifying us with visions of humanity’s grim comeuppance. And the starry-eyed fantasists, insisting how much better the future will be than the messy, middling present.
And then there’s Kim Stanley Robinson: family man, High Sierras pilgrim, ex- Orange County homeboy and prolific author of several of the most influential science fiction works of the last 25 years.
The article is insightful about Robinson’s life and views, though let those of you who are sensitive about such things be forewarned that Johnson repeatedly describes Robinson as a “sci-fi writer.”