Amidst the urgency and anxiety of the climate crisis, speculative fiction can help us find hope by showing what an alternative, better future could look like. In The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson imagines a world ravaged by climate disaster, where humans find ways to change politics, technology, and the economy to win the fight against climate change.
For our first event of this series, join a hopeful conversation about solutions to our most existential dilemma, and how imagining new futures can help us get there.
Moderated by Dorothy Woodend, culture editor for The Tyee.
Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed 2312, Shaman, New York 2140, and The Ministry for the Future. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards, the most prestigious awards for science fiction. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute.
Dorothy Woodend is the culture editor for The Tyee, and a renowned arts and culture critic. Her writing has received numerous awards, including the Max Wyman Award for Critical Writing in 2020, as well as Silver Medal for Best Column at the Digital Publishing Awards in 2019 and 2020. Dorothy is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.
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BC Libraries Present is a new virtual author series that brings new insights and voices to people in every corner of British Columbia. This series is a project of BC’s public library federations, coordinated by Public Library InterLink, with the generous financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.