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Kim Stanley Robinson on Wildlife, the Martian Constitution, and Loving the High Sierra

Season 1, Ep. 17

Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of the new autobiographical nonfiction book The High Sierra: A Love Story. He's also written 20 novels, including Red Mars and The Ministry for the Future, and now he's appeared on this podcast! We talk about his love of rocky landscapes, how he started backpacking, and the need to make space for wildlife. We also talk about how his Sierra life has impacted his fiction, and how he came to love science fiction in the first place. And so much more!


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Learn more about the book here: https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/kim-stanley-robinson/the-high-sierra/9780316306812/


A reading list on the John Muir Sierra Club controversy, including both critical and positive assessments of his legacy:

1) https://www.sierraclub.org/michael-brune/2020/07/john-muir-early-history-sierra-club

2) https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/who-was-john-muir-really/

3) https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/16/sierra-club-racist-internal-fight-505407

4) https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2021-2-march-april/feature/john-muir-native-america

5) https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sierra-club-muir-racism-board-vote_n_619548aae4b0f398aeff3677

6) https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sierra-club-election-muir_n_624609f9e4b068157f74d448


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For more on Half-Earth, see my interview with Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/half-earth-socialism-planning-utopia-with-troy-vettese/id1604296764?i=1000556263826

For more on Ecuador's constitution and rights of nature, see my interview with Thea Riofrancos: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/resource-radicals-thea-riofrancos-on-democracy-our/id1604296764?i=1000551855853

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