Annalee Newitz: The Future of Another Timeline (w/ Lux Alptraum)
Tuesday September 24: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend's abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too.
2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn’t as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she's found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost.
Tess and Beth’s lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline--a war that threatens to destroy time travel and leave only a small group of elites with the power to shape the past, present, and future. Against the vast and intricate forces of history and humanity, is it possible for a single person’s actions to echo throughout the timeline?
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Annalee discusses her brand-new book with Lux Alptraum, author of Faking It!
Annalee Newitz is an American journalist, editor, and author of fiction and nonfiction. She is the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT, and has written for Popular Science, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. She founded the science fiction website io9 and served as Editor-in-Chief from 2008–2015, and subsequently was Editor-in-Chief at Gizmodo and Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica. Her book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in science and her first novel, Autonomous, won a Lambda award.
Lux Alptraum is a writer and producer dedicated to improving our conversation about sex. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, SELF, Vice, Cosmopolitan, and Hustler; and helped shape Fusion's Peabody-nominated Sex.Right.Now. with Cleo Stiller. She lives in New York City.