Kim Stanley Robinson to speak at Miners Foundry |

Kim Stanley Robinson to speak at Miners Foundry

A contemporary giant of the science fiction genre, acclaimed author Kim Stanley Robinson, will appear Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St. in Nevada City, giving a talk titled “Science Fiction Literature and 451.”

This, says Nevada County Librarian Steven Fjelsted, “is definitely one of the highlights of the 2005 ‘Nevada County Reads!’ project.”

Robinson was born in Waukegan, Ill., the same town the famous author of “Fahrenheit 451,” Ray Bradbury, was born in. After receiving his Ph.D. in English from the University of California in 1982, Robinson started making his reputation in science fiction. “Blue Mars” and “Green Mars” of his “Mars Trilogy” made The Top 25 Science Fiction Novels for 1976-1999.

“The Years of Rice and Salt,” appearing in 2002, was hailed by Book Magazine as the Best Science Fiction Book of the Year. His latest book is “Forty Signs of Rain.”

Like Bradbury, Robinson is the recipient of almost every science fiction award possible, including the Hugo, Nebual and Locus awards. He lives in Davis.

Admission to the talk is free, and the author’s books will be for sale.

For more information on the project, visit The project is sponsored by the Nevada County Library, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools. Event partners include The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries, Literature Alive!, Swan Levine House, Monterey Home Video,, Nevada Union High School, Sierra Cinemas, The Union, KNCO “NewsTalk” 830 AM, KVMR 89.5 FM, NCTV Channel 11, local bookstores, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Touchdown Productions, and Yuba

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