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The best of Kim Stanley Robinson
Robinson, Kim Stanley.
Adult Fiction ROBINSO

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Robinson's award-winning novels (the Mars Trilogy, Galileo's Dream) often unjustly overshadow his brilliant short stories, an error that this impressive collection will do much to correct. "Venice Drowned" chronicles Carlo Tafur's heartbreak as he saves Venice's treasures from the rising waters by selling them to foreigners. The profound and profoundly emotional "Lucky Strike" describes one man's struggle with his conscience during WWII. A family faces a variety of uncertainties at the onset of a new ice age in "Glacier," and the title character of "The Blind Geometer" works his way through a mathematical mystery that may prove lethal. Robinson is equally at home in the furthest reaches of the cosmos and among scotch-swilling NASA scientists stuck in traffic, and every story pivots around a different fascinating idea that will hit readers right in that "sense of wonder" SF sweet spot. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

The award-winning author, best known for his "Mars Trilogy" (Red Mars, Blue Mars, Green Mars) has been a force in the sf community for the past three decades. Each of his Mars books won either a Hugo or Nebula award. Collected here are 22 short stories that may have been missed by even his avid readers. It includes the acclaimed "The Blind Geometer" (Nebula for Best Novella, 1986) and "Black Air" (World Fantasy Award, 1983). One of the most compelling stories is "Lucky Strike," an alternative history of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Verdict Robinson's many fans will enjoy the gems in this thought-provoking and entertaining anthology.-William Baer, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib., Atlanta (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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