Felix and American Book Center present: Book Club – an invitation to experience new worlds in order to understand our own.
Speculating on possible futures allows us to explore our values and challenge our assumptions, creating new visions for society. Sci fi creates a portal to begin addressing technological change, existential risks and cultural shifts that define the present and possible future.
As we are poised to enter a new era of the internet, a decentralized web3 featuring persistent, shared and virtual environments, let’s revisit visions of the metaverse from iconic authors to consider how we can shape what’s next.
About FBC Book #2 – The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz | 1st half
From science fiction visionary Annalee Newitz comes The Terraformers, a sweeping, uplifting, and illuminating exploration of the future.
Destry’s life is dedicated to terraforming Sask-E. As part of the Environmental Rescue Team, she cares for the planet and its burgeoning eco-systems as her parents and their parents did before her. But the bright, clean future they’re building comes under threat when Destry discovers a city full of people that shouldn’t exist, hidden inside a massive volcano.
As she uncovers more about their past, Destry begins to question the mission she’s devoted her life to, and must make a choice that will reverberate through Sask-E’s future for generations to come. A science fiction epic for our times and a love letter to our future, The Terraformers will take you on a journey spanning thousands of years and exploring the triumphs, strife, and hope that find us wherever we make our home.
Kick off the weekend right @ the Futuristic Book Club. Tickets are 5 euro and include a complimentary drink.
2nd up in our book club: the Terraformers by Annalee Newitz. RSVP and order your book at ABC. Make sure you finish the 1st half of the book before this Book Club – happy reading!
“Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.”
~ Isaac Asimov
‘The Terraformers is so engaging, you could almost miss the pyrotechnic worldbuilding and bone-deep intelligence. Newitz continues doing some of the best work in the field’
~ James S. A. Corey
Abi Sutherland | Host
Abi Sutherland is an American/Scottish woman living in the Netherlands for over fifteen years. She’s been a science fiction fan pretty much from birth, and a member and moderator online communities since the early 21st century. Both are important to her in these increasingly uncertain times, because although science fiction is the literature of previously unexplored possibilities, it’s community that can turn those possibilities into reality.
Abi works as an Information Architect at TomTom, and is a bookbinder in her spare time.