Have you ever wondered how cities would transform if humanity was not only in contact with alien lifeforms, but Earth was a tourist destination for intergalactic travel? Or maybe you’re the type of person who idly wonders about how humans and technology have coevolved, and will continue to, side by side. Join speculative fiction author Tobias S. Buckell and astrobiologist Graham Lau as they explore the scientific topics in Buckell’s story, The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex, featured in SciFri Book Club’s book choice, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. You’ll even have a chance to ask a question to our guests!
Attendees are encouraged to read 'The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex' in advance, as we will include questions and thoughts from audience members.
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ABOUT ‘EXPLORING NEW SUNS’: Science Friday has partnered with Brooklyn Public Library to host a series of virtual events that focus on stories from New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl. Each evening, we will discuss a story from New Suns, and the author will be joined by a scientist who can shed more light on the concepts explored. It’s SciArts magic streamed right into the comfort of your own space!