Sunday, May 13, 2012

Talks 2312 and saving the planet - Kim Stanley Robinson

"How would you introduce 2312 to someone unfamiliar with your work? What kind of ideas sparked it off?

I guess I would say it is a science fiction novel set in the year 2312, which attempts to give a portrait of human civilization at that time, which is postulated to be complex, and spanning most of the solar system, while still very much centered on Earth.

The idea that sparked it had to do with the central story, a romance between two people, one from Mercury, the other from Saturn (with matching personality traits). I needed a solar system-wide culture to make it possible for people to be living in those two places, and it grew from there."

3.5 out of 5