W&L Center for International Education Presents Public Lecture Kim Stanley Robinson, an award-winning author, will give a public lecture on Nov. 10 at 6:15 p.m. in the University Chapel.
Washington and Lee University welcomes Kim Stanley Robinson, an award-winning author, to campus to give a public lecture on Nov. 10 at 6:15 p.m. in the University Chapel. This event is sponsored by the Center for International Education (CIE), the Office of the Provost, the Environmental Studies Program, the Williams School and the Politics Department.
Robinson’s talk “Climate Change: Science Fiction is Now Reality” is free and open to the public, and will draw from his science fiction novel “Ministry for the Future.”
Robinson earned his bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), master’s degree in English from Boston University and doctorate from UCSD. Afterwards, he taught freshman composition among other courses at the University of California Davis.
Robinson is well known as the author of the Mars trilogy, which is regarded as one of science fiction’s best trilogies. In 1993, the first book in the trilogy, “Red Mars,” received the distinguished Nebula Award for Best Novel. “Green Mars” and “Blue Mars” also won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1994 and 1997, respectively.
Robinson has written numerous other science fiction works, including the 2003 winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, “The Years of Rice and Salt,” and the 2000 winner of the Locus Award for Best Collection “The Martians.”
Most recently, Robinson published “In the High Sierra,” an autobiography detailing his experience growing up in the Sierra Nevada.