San Diego reading with Kim Stanley Robinson

I read at Mysterious Galaxy last night, with Kim Stanley Robinson. If you’d told me in the summer of 2007 that two years from now I’ll reading alongside KSR, I’d have asked how much you were paying your dealer, and could I get in on the action. That said, there’s nothing like being holed up in the middle of Orange County to ground one, as that’s where I am now, awaiting the start of ComicCon.

And I have to say, I was a little nervous doing last night’s reading, because if it been anything like the Pournelle Extravaganza, then I’d be saddled with a reputation as an author who Doesn’t Play Nicely with Others.  But KSR is a total gentleman; not only did he tell some great stories about Philip K. Dick, but it was particularly cool to hear him read from his upcoming Galileo’s Dream, which doesn’t come out in the U.S. till next year.  (aargh!)  A truly fun evening, and Mysterious Galaxy is now right up there Borderlands and Ripley as one of my favorite bookstores…

Meanwhile, BURNING SKIES is available in the U.S. right now!

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2 Responses to “San Diego reading with Kim Stanley Robinson”

  1. Steven Klotz Says:

    I love Mysterious Galaxy! The one signing I went to there was for 2 fantasy writers. It’s a neat bookstore and both the staff and customers seemed to highly value the Authors present. I’m sorry I missed your signing, but I couldn’t get away from the office on a Tuesday. You really need to start recording some of these events.

  2. David Williams Says:

    It’s a really cool bookstore . . was a great event for sure. KSR’s a fascinating dude, would have been interesting to have him as a clarion instructor.