Science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson brings his new book, "Aurora," to the Jesup Memorial Library on July 9. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

Science fiction star to shine at the Jesup

BAR HARBOR — Kim Stanley Robinson will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. for the launch of his new book, “Aurora.” This is the very first event for “Aurora.” Do not miss the opportunity to be the first to see Robinson with his new book.

Robinson has been called one of the greatest living science-fiction writers and even one of the most important political writers working in America today. Some of his 20-plus books have been New York Times bestsellers and winners of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards.

“Aurora” follows an intergenerational starship as it draws near to the planet that may serve as a new home world for those on board. But the journey has brought unexpected changes, and their best laid plans may not be enough for them to survive.

“Booklist” writes that the book is science fiction “the way it’s meant to be written: technical, scientific, with big ideas and a fully-realized society.” “Kirkus” adds, “Robinson’s latest well-researched novel exposes the fundamental flaws in one of science fiction’s most beloved tropes.”

Robinson is the best-selling author of the “Mars” trilogy along with the critically acclaimed “Forty Signs of Rain,” “The Years of Rice and Salt” and “2312.” In 2008, he was named a Hero of the Environment by “Time” magazine. Robinson works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute.

This event is co-sponsored by Sherman’s bookstore. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Jesup that night with a percentage of sales donated to the library.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or email [email protected]

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