T. C. Boyle: 'The Terranauts'

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T. C. Boyle: 'The Terranauts'
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If you missed T. C. Boyle’s sold-out talk last year, here’s another chance to hear the acclaimed author discuss his latest novel, a deep-dive into human behavior in a story of science, society, sex, and survival. "The Terranauts" imagines an electrifying, pressured world. Set in 1994, as the effects of climate change take hold, a group of eight scientists, four men and four women, are selected to live under glass in a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. Their sealed, three-acre compound consists of five biomes—rainforest, savanna, desert, ocean, and marsh—and enough wildlife, water, and vegetation to sustain them. With characteristic wit, Boyle depicts a survivalist game, revealing the secret motivations of the players and exploring the limits of human frailty. Called “one of the most exciting and intelligent storytellers in the United States,” ("Washington Post") Boyle demonstrates an uncanny ability to portray human nature. He'll read from the book and talk about some of the inspirations behind his work.
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By: Town Hall Seattle