Neal Stephenson - IN PERSON
Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 PM
Join Anderson’s bookshop for an in-person event with #1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson to celebrate his newest book, Termination Shock! All books will be pre-signed; the event will be a presentation and talk from Neal and will not include any opportunity to meet him or take a photo together.
This event will be held in at Community Christian Church,
and pre-registration is required as space is limited.
Please read these COVID protection requirements carefully:
Masks are required of all customers, regardless of vaccination status, and must remain properly covering the face for the entirety of the event.
A ticket is required for all attendees, attendance will be capped at 100, and seating may also be restricted in order to allow for social distancing.
Anderson’s Bookshop, the author, and the publisher reserve the right to change the format of this event to a virtual one at any time if it becomes necessary. A change in format will not entitle ticket holders to any refund.
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Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
More about the book:
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.
About the author:
Neal Stephenson is the bestselling author of the novels Reamde, Anathem, The System of the World, The Confusion, Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac, and the groundbreaking nonfiction work In the Beginning . . . Was the Command Line. He lives in Seattle, Washington.