Interview: Kim Stanley Robinson

The American science fiction writer talks about the very real threat of a mass extinction event that should focus minds at the Glasgow climate conference

The World Today
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Kim Stanley Robinson

Award-winning science fiction author

Roxanne Escobales

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

You have been dubbed the greatest political novelist of our time by The New Yorker. Why then science fiction, how does it support your politics in ways that other genres don’t?

I identify as a science fiction writer first and foremost, and I think the genre is inherently political and an active force in the world. It is politics in art. I say that because in science fiction, you set a story in the future. 

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