This is a list of the short stories, novellas and other fiction writings, including poems, published by Kim Stanley Robinson, in the order of their first publication. Many of these writings were published more than once, and most have been included in short story collection releases. For a list of non-fiction publications, see here.
Robinson mainly wrote short stories in the 1970s and 1980s, in the beginning of his career as a writer. He has now acknowledged that his more recent writing habits have drawn him away from the short story format in favor of novels, however he does not exclude a future effort to pick back writing in shorter prose.
The right columns of the following table indicate in which collections was the story published, usually after an initial publication in a magazine:
- PT for The Planet On The Table (1986)
- EK for Escape From Kathmandu (1989)
- RH for Remaking History (1991)
- DO for Down And Out In The Year 2000 (1992)
- RO for Remaking History And Other Stories (1994)
- M4 for The Martians (1999)
- VD for Vinland The Dream And Other Stories (2002)
- BO for The Best Of Kim Stanley Robinson (2010)
The following abbreviations were also used: F&SF for The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction and IASFM for Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
Short stories included in other English-speaking editions, not found in the pages dedicated to individual stories.
- Before They Were Giants, Paizo Publishing, August 2010 (contains In Pierson's Orchestra)
- Life on Mars: Tales from New Frontiers, Viking, April 2011 (contains Discovering Life)
- Metamorphosis, Aqueduct Press, June 2015 (contains The Lunatics, Zürich and an interview)
Audio readings and adaptations
- The Lucky Strike: Seeing Ear Theatre, 1997-2001 [available at Archive.org]
- Mercurial: StarShipSofa, June 2010
- A Short, Sharp Shock: Blackstone Audio, March 2012
- Our Town: Lightspeed Magazine, April 2012
- Discovering Life: StarShipSofa, April 2015
- Mercurial: Clarkesworld Magazine, February 2016
- The Locus Index to Science Fiction
- Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
- The Year's Best Science Fiction (collections edited by Gardner Dozois & Terry Carr)