“2312” Reading and Book Signing by Best-selling Science Fiction Novelist Kim Stanley Robinson

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Rubel Room (adjacent to the UA Poetry Center) 1508 East Helen Street Tucson, AZ 85721-0150 Reception to follow in the Odeum.

Critically acclaimed writer Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars trilogy and the recent best-seller 2312, will share his insights about how technology, the sublime, futurity— and the Paleolithic—intersect to offer new ways of imagining human and non-human betterment as we cope with the bewildering array of social, political, economic and environmental crises that beset the globe. He also will share excerpts from 2312 and be available for book-signing following his talk. A reception will follow.
Kim Stanley Robinson is one of the most acclaimed writers of science fiction in the history of the genre. He is the author of the Mars trilogy, the Science in the Capital series, The Years of Rice and Salt, 2312 and many other titles. The winner of several awards, including the Hugo and Nebula, Robinson has been praised as one of the masters of literary science fiction. The TimesLiterary Supplement called Galileo’s Dream “one of the landmarks of American literature” and the Los Angeles Times calls his new book “vibrant, often moving...[an] extrapolation...hard-wired to a truly affecting personal love story...Perhaps Robinson’s finest novel...” His work has been translated into 23 different languages.  An avid backpacker and environmentalist, Robinson works with the Sequoia Parks Foundation, the Sierra Nevada Research Institute and Sierra Press. He is the recipient of National Science Foundation Antarctic Visiting Artist and Writers Fellowship and completed a doctorate under Fredric Jameson on the novels of Philip K. Dick. The father of two boys, Robinson is married to Lisa Nowell, a chemist at U.S. Geological Survey.

Please RSVP by April 3rd.  

 Questions? Please contact Jenna Finfrock at (520) 621-0210 or at jfinfrock@email.arizona.edu