Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Neal Stephenson to discuss his latest novel, Termination Shock, at our Colfax location on November 18th at 7pm MT.
Note: Neal Stephenson will be pre-signing books as a safety precaution. We will have limited quantities of Fall and Sevenses.
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.
Important Event Information: COVID policy
The following safety measures have been put in place for all events to ensure the safety of our staff, speakers, and customers:
Masks for audience members are mandatory throughout the event
No food or drink will be permitted into the event area
Seats will be set up in groups of 2-4 and 6' in distance from other groups
Social distancing of 6" with the speakers is required unless the speaker invites customers closer