At 70, Robinson — who is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential speculative fiction writers of his generation — stands as perhaps the last of the great utopians. It can be lonely work, he said. But lately, his writing has been having an impact in the real world, as biologists and climate scientists, tech entrepreneurs and CEOs of green technology start-ups have looked to his fiction as a possible road map for avoiding the worst outcomes of climate change.
KSR is one of my favorite writers, and this is a good article about what he’s been up to. And a reminder to me that I haven’t read his latest novel yet!