Kim Stanley Robinson
Sean Curtin

One Book Steamboat Author Talk: Kim Stanley Robinson

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 6:00pm
  • Virtual Event via Crowdcast
Replay now available! The grand finale for OBS ... an interactive conversation with award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson

Join us for a virtual evening with Kim Stanley Robinson as he talks about The Ministry for the Future. He'll share insights, research and writing ideas about the collision of global communities, economies, species, refugees, geoengineering and activism on a near-future Earth that's grappling with imminent climate change. The free talk will include a Q&A with the audience.

About the Author

A speaker at the UN’s COP-26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. A science fiction writer known for literary pieces, he is the author of more than 20 books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt and 2312, which was a New York Times bestseller nominated for all seven of the major science fiction awards—a first for any book.

Among his notable works is an essay recently published in The Financial Times, A climate plan for a world in flames. In 2008, Robinson was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. In 2016 he was given the Heinlein Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction, and asteroid 72432 was named “Kimrobinson.” In 2017 he was given the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society. Despite his work in the genre of fiction, The New Yorker has called Robinson “one of the most important political writers working in America today.”

Borrow The Ministry for the Future from Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Buy a copy of The Ministry for the Future from Steamboat Springs' independent bookstore, Off the Beaten Path.

One Book Steamboat & the Library Author Series

This is a featured author event to enhance the ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT community reading of The Ministry for the Future.

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an ongoing program of free author talks throughout the year. A diverse range of award-winning authors continues to speak about their literary works and their writing processes. Each talk is followed by a Q&A, and books are available for sale courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.


One Book Steamboat has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Funding has been provided to Bud Werner Memorial Library by Colorado Humanities from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Colorado Humanities.