Wednesday, August 01, 2012

On 2312, Mars and Climate Change - Kim Stanley Robinson

"FF: Do you consider a 2312 an ecologically oriented science fiction novel? Why? (or why not?) KSR: Yes, of course. All these issues are foregrounded and discussed in a realist-fantasty scenario, as in any science fiction novel. These questions you are asking are answered by me at much more length in 2312 and other novels, not directly but in thought experiment form, in which I suggest that if we do x, y, and z, we are going to then have to be dealing with a, b, and c, three hundred years down the line. There are many ecological questions the novel itself asks, in narrative form. If you read the book you will see what I mean." 4 out of 5