Award-winning science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson, author of more than 20 books, will present “The Future of Climate, Technology, and Society” on March 29 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Robinson is best known for his Mars trilogy and Shaman, 2312, New York 2140, and the highly acclaimed The Ministry for the Future. He received the Hugo Award for Best Novel twice and is a two-time winner of Nebula Award for Best Novel. He has won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel three times. His work, which has been translated into 25 languages, centers on themes such as nature and culture, ecological sustainability, social justice, and climate change. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. He has traveled to Antarctica, courtesy of the US National Science Foundation, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He received the Heinlein Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction in 2016 and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society in 2017. A prolific writer and speaker, his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Nature, and Wired, and he has lectured at more than 100 institutions. His most recent book, The High Sierra: A Love Story, is a non-fiction exploration of Robinson’s years spent hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Robinson’s lecture is presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and is co-sponsored by the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, Environmental Studies Program, the Lynch School’s Center for Psychological Humanities and Ethics, and English Department.
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