Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. As the author of over a dozen novels, Robinson explores the themes of sustainability, social and economic equality, and scientists as heroes. He is best known for his Mars trilogy, in which it is argued that capitalism is an outgrowth of feudalism, which could be replaced in the future by a more democratic economic system. His work has been labeled by reviewers as "the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing". In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by TIME magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute.
His most recent book is The Ministry for the Future. Robinson earned a B.A. in literature from the University of California, San Diego. He earned an M.A. in English from Boston University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, San Diego.