Nov 29 @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Neal Stephenson, author of Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, The Baroque Cycle, and his latest book, Seveneves, will join us on November 29th at 3:30 PM for a reading, Q&A, and book signing! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Neal Town Stephenson is an American writer, known for his speculative fiction works, which have been variously categorized science fiction, historical fiction, maximalism, cyberpunk, and postcyberpunk. Stephenson explores areas such as mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired Magazine, and has worked part-time as an advisor for Blue Origin, a company (funded by Jeff Bezos) developing a manned sub-orbital launch system. ABOUT THE BOOK: What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain.… Five thousand years later, their progeny―seven distinct races now three billion strong―embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown…to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth. A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.
Dec 3 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
At 4:00 PM on December 3rd, authors Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham (known together as James S.A. Corey) will join us before The Expanse television premiere to answer audience questions and sign copies of books from their hit science fiction series, The Expanse. The Expanse begins with Leviathan Wakes, which sets the stage for this epic, hard science-fiction, space opera. The author event costs $10.00, and we will have all the books from the series available for purchase! ABOUT LEVIATHAN WAKES: Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey’s first novel in the epic series the Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction where humanity has colonized the solar system. Two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil. When a reluctant ship’s captain and washed-up detective find themselves involved in the case of a missing girl, what they discover brings our solar system to the brink of civil war, and exposes the greatest conspiracy in human history Learn more about the special Expanse Premiere!
Dec 3 @ 8:30 PM
Alcon Television Group will screen the first two episodes of their highly-anticipated 10 part series The Expanse at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, on Thursday, December 3rd during the Santa Fe Film Festival for friends, family and festival goers. The public is invited, free admission, first come, first serve. ***TICKETS CAN NOT BE RESERVED ONLINE. YOU MUST RESERVE AT OUR BOX OFFICE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1:00 PM AND 8:00 PM. YOU MAY ALSO CALL THE CINEMA AT 505.466.5528 TO RESERVE TICKETS AS WELL.*** Set 200 years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane, Hung) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait, Magic City) together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. The series is based on the New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey). Before the Premiere, at 4:00 PM, authors Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham will join us before The Expanse television premiere to answer audience questions and sign copies of books from their hit science fiction series, The Expanse. The cast features Emmy® winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam, House of Sand and Fog), as well as Dominique Tipper (Vampire Academy), Cas Anvar (Olympus), Wes Chatham (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Florence Faivre (The Following), Paulo Costanzo (Royal Pains), Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead) and Jay Hernandez (Suicide Squad). Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, Iron Man) wrote the pilot and serve as writers as well as executive producers. Executive producer Naren Shankar (CSI, Farscape) joins Fergus and Ostby as showrunners. Award-winning director Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, Suits, Better Call Saul) directed the first two episodes of the series. The series premieres on Syfy with a two-night premiere Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15 at 10PM ET/PT, and continues on Tuesdays at 10PM for the remainder of the series.