Science Fiction: In Search of HopeSunday, May 8 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- In-Person Only
San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park
- Outdoor (Free)
- Science Fiction & Fantasy
As Stephen Hawking once remarked, “to confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.” There’s no limit to the spirit or imagination of the three brilliant science fiction writers gathered on our stage today. They’ll discuss their latest works, each of which finds hope and optimism (of a sort) among the stars even if terrestrial matters are imperfect at best and bleak at worst. In John Scalzi’s “wonderfully witty” (PW) new novel, The Kaiju Preservation Society, a burned-out delivery driver is offered a chance to escape a COVID-decimated New York City—by caring for giant endangered animals on an alternate Earth. The second volume of Charlie Jane Anders’s Unstoppable series, Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak, finds alien clone Tina and her crew on a hopeful quest to find love and fulfillment, even in the midst of intergalactic war. And Mike Chen’s Light Years from Home, as the title suggests, combines an earthbound family drama with an alien abduction incident, propelling a quest that Kirkus calls a “warmhearted space-travel story.” Buckle in and let these three science fiction masters transport you to new worlds without limits.
The bookstore partner for this session is Books Inc.! Buy the books online on their website, at Bookshop.org, or purchase them in person at the Festival. More information here.
Book signing information: Books Inc. Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at 3:00 PM