Kim Stanley Robinson
American science fiction writer who lives in Davis, California, with wife and two sons. Author of several novels and story collections, including Shaman, 2312, Galileo's Dream, and the Mars trilogy, an international best-seller. He was sent to the Antarctic by the US National Science Foundation, resulting in his novel Antarctica. His works have won Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards, and have been translated into 24 languages. He was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time Magazine in 2008, and serves on the board of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute.