Boom interviews prolific science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson about writing, California, and the future. Topics of discussion include utopian and dystopian visions of the state, the Sierra Nevada and Sacramento Delta, the Orange County of Robinson’s youth, how California’s landscape and environment have informed science fiction, terraforming, utopia, dystopia, and finding a balance between technology and environmentalism.
California: The Planet of the Future: The Boom Interview
Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of many works of science fiction, including The Three Californias, a trilogy of novels about southern California; the Mars Trilogy; 2312, a novel about climate change; and his most recent novel, Shaman.
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Kim Stanley Robinson; California: The Planet of the Future: The Boom Interview. Boom 1 December 2013; 3 (4): 3–11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.3
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