A few weeks ago, I saw a Tweet asking users to submit questions they’d like to ask Kim Stanley Robinson in an upcoming interview. He’s one of my favorite authors (he wrote the Mars trilogy, one of my favorite series of books), and he always has a lot of intelligent things to say about the future of humanity and the role science will play.

It’s a great interview, and I’ve embedded it below. My question, “On which planet, asteroid or community from your novels would you most want to live?” is near the end. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that Kim Stanley Robinson’s first reaction to the question is “Oh, my lord…” The rest of his answer actually surprised me, but I’ll let you listen for yourself (around the 33min mark in the video).

You can also check out the interview on the Mendel’s Pod website. Thanks to Theral Timpson for using my question!

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