If you like Kim Stanley Robinson (I think you may have mistakenly typed Robertson in your question) fiction, you might also like Mars, by Ben Bova. Mars is science fiction which features an intelligent main character-- a young Navajo geologist-- and focuses on the struggles of colonizing another planet in around 2020. It is targeted toward adult or young adult readers and is technically accurate. It has received good critical reviews.
I found this title by visiting a readers’ advisory site that you might like to explore, called:
If you enter the author and title of a book you like, the site will generate a list of books that have similar characteristics. I looked for a title from that list that seemed to have a solid focus on real science, and Ben Bova’s book seemed to fit the bill. To be sure, I next visited
and entered “War by Ben Bova” in the search box. I was able to see more information about the book and read critical and popular reviews. The critical reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews (both well-regarded book review publications) were positive and commented on the scientific accuracy and plausibility. The popular reviews were mostly favorable as well.
You might like to check out the Nebula Award winners lists on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA) site for other authors and books that might appeal to you. The Nebula Award winners are chosen by the members of this well-respected organization. Kim Stanley Robintson won the Nebula award in 2012 for his novel 2312. You will find lists of Nebula winners here:
I found the allreaders.com site by going to
http://www.google.com and searching “readers advisory science fiction”
I found the SFWA site by going to
and searching “science fiction.”
I hope this was helpful! If you would like more suggestions of scientifically accurate Science Fiction articles, contact your local library. The reference librarians are trained to get the right book into the hands of the right reader.
Library School Graduate Student
All Readers http://www.allreaders.com
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association http://www.sfwa.org/nebula-awards/