Kim Stanley Robinson
is an American science fiction writer. Many of his novels and stories have deal with ecological, cultural and political themes and feature scientists as heroes. He is best known for his Mars trilogy (1992-1996), an ambitious exploration of the terraforming of the Red Planet that included an exercise on comparative space politics and their impact on the survival of the human race. This commitment to exploring climate crisis management and mitigation has turned him into the leading exponent of climate fiction, a genre that takes place in the world as we know it or in its near future. His most recent novel, The Ministry for the Future (2020), is a brutal depiction of what it would take for humans to finally face the monstrous side effects of the Anthropocene.