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Kim Stanley Robinson and the Science Friday Book Club

March 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$15

Science Friday host Ira Flatow is sitting down with acclaimed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson to talk about his latest book New York 2140. The book envisions a not-so-distant future in which sea levels have risen, the streets of New York have become canals, and skyscrapers have become islands. The discussion will include a Q&A, book signing, and a demonstration from the Science Friday Education team. Tickets are $15 and include a Strand gift card for the same amount.

Kim Stanley Robinson is a visionary thinker, and we’re glad to have content on City Atlas you can browse to get a feel for his work: on our site, see his interview with Bjarke Ingels at IDEAS CITY and his talk on utopia at MoMA PS1 in 2013.

Elsewhere, and most remarkable given the publisher, see his 2009 essay for McKinsey, the premier Fortune 500 business consultancy, on the need to revise capitalism for a sustainable society: “Time to end the multigenerational Ponzi scheme.”

Note: The Strand is only offering a gift card/ticket combo, but your gift card can be used at the event to purchase New York 2140. Mr. Robinson will be signing copies at the event. Also, feel free to pre-order the book if you can’t make the event–link below. 

Organizer

Strand
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http://www.strandbooks.com

Venue

Strand
828 Broadway
New York, United States
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