Writing in the New Yorker, Tim Kreider addresses the brilliant science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson as a political novelist. It’s keyed to Stan’s September novel Shaman: A Novel of the Ice Age,
which I haven’t yet read, but which I’m taking with on my Christmas
holiday. Robinson is one of my favorite writers (and people!), and books
like 2312, Forty Signs of Rain, the Mars trilogy, and especially Pacific Edge (which I re-read once a year, or any time I feel hopeless about the future) have made an indelible mark on me.