Jonathan O'Neill, UL, Conor Reid, Trinity College and Dr Carmen Kuhling, University of Limerick at a Reading by Kim Stanley Robinson and a Book Launch, Dr Jack Fennell's Irish Science Fiction at The University of Limerick.
The University of Limerick and Cloughjordan Ecovillage welcomed one of the most renowned writers of science fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson, for a week-long residency at the University. A Week With Kim Stanley Robinson is a unique, interdisciplinary series of events including readings, workshops, lectures, conversations, and site visits, many of which are free to the public.
Kim Stanley Robinson is a towering, multi-award-winning figure in science fiction, and he has authored over 20 books, including the Mars trilogy (1993-1997) and Aurora (2015). His work deals with some of the most critical social, economic, and environmental issues facing our world, particularly in relation to ecological sustainability, world building, and utopian possibilities, topping the New York Times bestseller lists on several occasions.
Robinson’s writing resonates with the ethos of the Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies at UL which was established in 2003 with a research agenda based on the premise that social values, policies, and practices are shaped by hopeful, utopian visions which is critical to the betterment of life for all members of society.
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