Friday, June 1, 2012

Author Serendipity #4: Kim Stanley Robinson

Welcome to my new
book meme!

The purpose of this new feature will be to highlight those authors I have recently discovered, and whose books I would love to read. Such discoveries might come about through browsing on the Internet (on Goodreads, Shelfari, or Amazon, a chance encounter with an interesting book in a bookstore, or through other bloggers' recommendations.

The authors I choose will be those who write in my favorite genres, and might be either emerging authors, or have been in print for a while. They will, however, be entirely new to me.

I hope you will enjoy this feature, and will also decide to acquaint yourselves with the authors I present here.


Here's my fourth discovery!!


Robinson's newest book, 2312, was published on May 22nd.  I have just found out about it through Goodreads!  When I visited the book's website, and read an excerpt, I was immediately excited!  The prose style is just exquisite, and the visual imagery Robinson evokes is so stunning I was simply hooked!  Of course, the cover is just as stunning as the prose!  From Goodreads, I went immediately to Amazon and placed my order for this novel! 

Here's the book!

Kim Stanley Robinson
Hardcover, 576 pages
May 22, 2012
(first published Feb. 1, 2012)

You can read an excerpt

Where to purchase:

About the Author
(from the book's website)

Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards.  He is the author of nineteen previous books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, Sixty Days and Counting, The Years of Rice and Salt, and Antartica.  In 2008, he was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine, and he recently joined in the Sequoia Parks Foundation's Artists in the Back Country program.  He lives in Davis, California.

For more information about Robinson and his other books, check out the following resources:

Goodreads profile page for Robinson

Wikipedia page for Robinson



  1. I have been curious about this book. Wow, it's a long one, isn't it? This is a great feature idea. I look forward to discovering a few new authors from my visits to these post. Well done, Maria.

    1. Hey, Steph!!

      You know, I was on Goodreads a while ago, and saw this book advertised in one of their ads. Well, I investigated at once, because this cover just blew me away! I was just as blown away by the prose!! This man has just become one of my favorite authors, based on an excerpt from this book! How COOL is that, right? And I'm ecstatic that the book is already mine, even though I've just ordered it!!!!

      I'm so glad you like this feature! I haven't published any of these since February. Now I think I'll have to do post on a bi-weekly basis, at least.

      Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me such a positive comment!! You've made my night!! <3


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