The eminent SF utopian/heterotopian author, Kim Stanley Robinson will be at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia next week for a radio interview, a public lecture, and book signing. Georgia Tech with its Bud Foote Science Fiction Collection (Bud Foote interviewed Robinson for Science-Fiction Studies #62, here) curated by Professor Lisa Yaszek is a nexus of significant work within academia as well as providing public events involving leading figures within the field. Robinson, the author of the Mars Trilogy and the Three Californias Trilogy (which I find compelling and enjoyable), is the most recent SF author to make an appearance at Georgia Tech following other notable authors such as Kathleen Ann Goonan and Paul Di Filippo.
Here’s the schedule for Robinson’s visit to Georgia Tech:
Thursday, March 6
11AM-12PM – WREK FM 91.1 Interview and Author Q&A in the Library East Commons
4PM-6PM – Lecture on “Representing Climate Change in Science Fiction and the Real World” in the Clary Theater, Bill Moore Student Success Center (reception follows)
Friday, March 7
12PM-1:30PM – Book signing at Barnes and Noble on Spring Street in Tech Square
I’m insanely jealous that I can’t make it to the event since I’m snowed-in up in Kent, Ohio (and that I have a lot of fucking work to do). Pass along my best to Mr. Robinson!