Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Aurora, 2312, Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt, New York 2140. Red Moon, and the soon-to-be-released Ministry for the Future. In 2008, he was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He lives in Davis, California.