Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
6:30pm

FUTURE IMPERFECT with Sylvain Neuvel and Robert J Sawyer

Hosted by Peter Schneider

FUTURE IMPERFECT with Sylvain Neuvel and Robert J Sawyer

Hosted by Peter Schneider
18
Monday
Apr
2016
6:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Robert J. Sawyer - Photo by Bernard Clark
Sylvain Neuvel

We welcome two remarkable talents–an acclaimed first timer and the country’s most celebrated master–who keep their speculative fiction rooted in compelling characterization and plausible science. Join us for a conversation on the power of imagination and daunting task of showcasing tomorrow today.

An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants by Montreal’s Sylvain Neuvel, is a thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and a fight for control of earthshaking power.  Kirkus Reviews calls it a “stellar debut novel [that] masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction.”

Robert J. Sawyer has proven himself to be "a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation" (The New York Times). Now, in Quantum Night, the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author explores the thin line between good and evil that every human being is capable of crossing: As a rising tide of violence and hate sweeps across the globe, the psychologist and the physicist combine forces in a race against time to see if they can do the impossible--change human nature--before the entire world descends into darkness.

 

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