Galileo's Dream

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Galileo's Dream
Galileo's Dream (Kim Stanely Robinson novel) cover.jpg
AuthorKim Stanley Robinson
Cover artistChris White
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction novel
Publication date
August 6, 2009
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Preceded bySixty Days and Counting 

Galileo's Dream (2009) is a science fiction novel with elements of historical fiction written by author Kim Stanley Robinson. It describes the life of 17th-century scientist and astronomer Galileo Galilei, and the far-future society living on the Galilean moons he discovered.

It was published in hardcover on August 6, 2009 in the United Kingdom and on December 29, 2009 in the United States.[1]


Robinson was praised for his depiction of Galileo in both his greatness and his weaknesses,[2] and for the handling of themes such as the relation between our perception of time and memory.[3]


  1. ^ Robinson, Kim Stanley (2009-12-29). Galileo's Dream (1 ed.). New York: Spectra. ISBN 9780553806595.
  2. ^ Kaveney, Roz. "Galileo's Dream, By Kim Stanley Robinson". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  3. ^ Roberts, Adam. "Galileo's Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson | Book review". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-12-13.

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