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The Spooky Science of the Southern Reach: An Evening with Jeff VanderMeer

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer, author of the New York Times bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), will join G. Eric Schaller, Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth, for a broad-ranging discussion about the scientific and philosophical ideas that inspired the series. The two friends and occasional collaborators will discuss conservation science, VanderMeer’s relationship with the natural world, and the theme of extinction in “slow apocalypse” fiction, as well as the role of real-world science in science fiction. Moderator: Seth Mnookin.

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Date:
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 123
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=32