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Science Fiction Icon Kim Stanley Robinson reads in Davis!

Kim Stanley Robinson

Science Fiction Icon Kim Stanley Robinson reads in Davis!

Opening for Robinson will be rising SciFi star Andy Stewart

This event takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on June 16th at 8 P.M.


Dear Friends of Poetry and Prose,

The Poetry Night Reading Series is pleased to welcome Davis science fiction authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Andy Stewart to read from new work at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 1st Street) on June 16th at 8 P.M.

The multi award-winning science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson will be reading from his most recent book, Aurora. The Guardian review of Aurora begins this way:

“Forget the cartoon impossibilities of ‘faster than light’ SF spaceships. In reality, the scale of interstellar distance and the constraints of physics mean any craft we build will take centuries to reach even the nearest stars. Any such ship would need to be self-sufficient: generations would be born, grow old and die within its confines. It’s a situation with oodles of dramatic potential for a writer, so it’s not surprising SF’s backlist is packed with “generation starship” stories – so many, in fact, that it’s tempting to think all the variants have been written and the mode has pretty much run out of steam. How to make it fresh again?

Kim Stanley Robinson manages to do just that by playing his story completely straight. Aurora is, simply, the best generation starship novel I have ever read.”

Aurora was featured in the 2015 First Annual Davis Battle of the Books.

Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards, as well as the 2016 Robert A. Heinlein Award for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire human exploration of space. He is the author of over 20 books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Fifty Degrees Below, Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt, and Antarctica–for which he was sent to the Antarctic by the U.S. National Science Foundation as part of their Antarctic Artists and Writers’ Program. He lives in Davis, California.

Andy Stewart’s science fiction stories have appeared in Big Bridge, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and ZYZZYVA. He is a contributing reviewer for RAIN TAXI and The Review of Contemporary Fiction. A native Texan, he graduated with an MFA is Creative Writing from San Diego State University and now lives and writes in Davis, California.


Who: Kim Stanley Robinson and Andy Stewart

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series

When: Thursday, June 16th,  8pm

Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street

Media Contact:

Andy Jones


The John Natsoulas Gallery – 756-3938



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