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Kim Stanley Robinson in conversation with McKenzie Wark

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 510 Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson is best known for his books Red Mars, Green Mars and Blue Mars.He is widely regarded as one of the leading science fiction writers of today.

Join us as he reads from his new novel, Shaman, and speaks with McKenzie Wark (Professor, Culture and Media, Liberal Studies, NSSR, Eugene Lang College) about his work and about science, literature, climate change and his other wide-ranging interests. 

Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy and 2312, has, on many occasions, imagined our future. Now, in Shaman, he brings our past to life as never before.

There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories -- to teach those who would follow in his footsteps. There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together. There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change. And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple -- and where it may lead is never certain.

Shaman is a powerful, thrilling and heartbreaking story of one young man's journey into adulthood -- and an awe-inspiring vision of how we lived thirty thousand years ago.

Sponsored by Eugene Lang College, Department of Culture & Media.

Light refreshments will be provided and books will be for sale.

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