science fiction

What We're Reading producer and Staff Librarian Tammy Bobrowsky talks with writer David Arnold. His new novel is called The Electric Kingdom. It's a unique take on storytelling and the post-apocalpytic novel. David talks about how the 2016 movie Arrival inspired him to try his hand at science-fiction, and what it was like to release a post-apocalyptic novel in the middle of a real-life pandemic.   

  

In 2018 writer Hank Green debuted his book An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, where we met April May, a 23 year old New Yorker, who one night stumbles across  a giant sculpture—"like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor"—April and her best friend Andy name the sculpture Carl, they post a video on social media-- it goes viral, and they learn that other identical Carls have appeared all over the world. April finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight as she works to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.