L.A. Times Book Club: Annalee Newitz discusses 'The Terraformers'

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L.A. Times Book Club: Annalee Newitz discusses 'The Terraformers'

Join us on March 28 for this virtual event!

By Los Angeles Times

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Starts on Tuesday, March 28 · 6pm PDT



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  • 1 day 18 hours
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Author Annalee Newitz joins book club readers March 28 to discuss “The Terraformers” with Times columnist Carolina A. Miranda.

A sci-fi page turner set in a distant future, “The Terraformers” introduces Destry and the Environmental Rescue Team, an ancient organization devoted to preventing ecosystem collapse. On the planet Sask-E, her mission is to terraform an Earthlike world, with the help of her companion moose, Whistle. But when she discovers a hidden civilization inside a massive volcano, Destry must make a decision that echoes down the generations.

“An ingenious, galaxy-brain book” says reviewer Mark Athitakis in the L.A. Times.

“The reader of Annalee Newitz’s third novel, The Terraformers, will surely walk away, stunned and bedazzled,” says Paul di Filippo in the Washington Post.

Newitz is a California journalist, editor and author of fiction and nonfiction; previous novels include “The Future of Another Timeline” and “Autonomous.” As a science journalist, they are the author of “Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age” and “Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction,” a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in science. Newitz founded the science fiction website io9 and served as editor-in-chief from 2008 to 2015, and then became editor-in-chief at Gizmodo.

Virtual Event Details:

When: March 28 at 6 p.m. PT

Where: This free virtual event will live stream on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up in advance and watch links will be provided the week of the event.

Special offer for book club readers: A limited number of books with autographed bookplates are available from a local bookseller, DIESEL, A Bookstore.

Q&A: What would you like to ask the author? Share your questions when you RSVP, or send an email to bookclub@latimes.com.

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