Rob recently turned me onto Kim Stanley Robinson, (KSR) who is perhaps best known for The Years of Rice and Salt (YRS) or Forty Signs of Rain. His books often deal with the effects of theologies and belief systems on individuals and entire civilizations.

Like Tom Robbins’ Skinny Legs and All YRS explores the roots and results of monotheism. I find myself frequently quoting both these authors, and my .sig files are filling up with KSR quotes.