Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Author Spotlight - Kim Stanley Robinison

"In your story “Our Town,” Desmond and Roarick are sculptors of something a bit unusual. Will you tell us a little about the origins of this story? The story derives from a single image, a kind of Pygmalion variant. My wife and I traveled in Asia on our way to Switzerland, in 1985, which was the first time I had ever been in the developing world. I wrote the first half of the story on a night train between Bangkok and Kohsamui, and the second half on a night train between Cairo and Luxor." 3 out of 5