Virtual: Neal Stephenson with David Keith, Termination Shock

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with Neal Stephenson for the release of Termination Shock -- called "the kind of climate-change fiction we all need" in a starred review from Kirkus!  Neal will appear in conversation with climate expert and Professor at Harvard’s School of Engineering and at the Kennedy SchoolDavid Keith. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

Register for the event on Crowdcast here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/termination-shock

Neal Stephenson’s sweeping, prescient new novel transports readers to a near-future world in which the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, merciless heat waves, and virulent, deadly pandemics.

One man – visionary billionaire restaurant chain magnate T. R. Schmidt, Ph.D. – has a Big Idea for reversing global warming, a master plan perhaps best described as “elemental.” But will it work? And just as important, what are the consequences for the planet and all of humanity should it be applied?

Ranging from the Texas heartland to the Dutch royal palace in the Hague, from the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the sunbaked Chihuahuan Desert, Termination Shock brings together a disparate group of characters from different cultures and continents who grapple with the real-life repercussions of global warming. Ultimately, it asks the question: Might the cure be worse than the disease?

Epic in scope while heartbreakingly human in perspective, Termination Shock sounds a clarion alarm, ponders potential solutions and dire risks, and wraps it all together in an exhilarating, witty, mind-expanding speculative adventure.

Neal Stephenson is the bestselling author of the novels ReamdeAnathemThe System of the WorldThe ConfusionQuicksilverCryptonomiconThe Diamond AgeSnow Crash, and Zodiac, and the groundbreaking nonfiction work In the Beginning . . . Was the Command Line. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

David Keith has worked near the interface between climate science, energy technology, and public policy since 1991. Best known for his work on the science, technology, and public policy of solar geoengineering, David led the development of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program. He took first prize in Canada’s national physics prize exam, won MIT’s prize for excellence in experimental physics, and was one of TIME Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment. David is a Professor at Harvard’s School of Engineering and at the Kennedy School. He is founder of Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to capture CO2 from ambient air.

Register for the event on Crowdcast here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/termination-shock

Event date: 

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 7:00pm

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780063028050
Availability: In Stock-Click Title to See Store Inventory
Published: William Morrow - November 16th, 2021

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