Kelly + Zach Weinersmith: Soonish
Monday October 23: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Buy a copy of Soonish or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the doors next door at 826 Broadway.
Technology is advancing more rapidly than ever before, and things once considered the stuff of science-fiction are now becoming more and more plausible. How soon can we expect space colonies? What will it take to get there? Will there be drawbacks?
Scientific researcher Dr. Kelly Weinersmith has partnered with cartoonist Zach Weinersmith to create Soonish, an intelligent and humorous preview of what lies on the horizon of scientific progress. Kelly and Zach tackle 10 up-and-coming fields of scientific study, dissect them, and analyze where all of these threads will lead. From fully automated robotic construction sites to celestial elevators, the Weinersmiths examine these concepts in great detail, showing how advancements develop, and pinpointing the elements that still impede us from making them a reality. Come for the theory, stay for the illustrations!
This event will be featured by CSPAN!