BAR HARBOR — Preeminent science fiction author and environmentalist Kim Stanley Robinson will give two talks about the environment, science and more at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St. Robinson, who is a Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award winner, will be in conversation with author and astrophysicist Adam Frank 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11 and with Abe Miller-Rushing, the science coordinator at Acadia National Park, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24.
On July 11, Robinson and Frank, the author of “Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth” will discuss topics including astrobiology, the chances of finding life in the universe, what humanity will do in space. “Light of the Stars” explores the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on a climate-changed Earth.
Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed “Forty Signs of Rain,” “The Years of Rice and Salt “and “2312.” His newest book “Red Moon” is a novel about space exploration and political revolution. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. Robinson is a member of the Jesup Memorial Library’s honorary committee.
Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books. For more information on this event contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.