Sat, May 21



Author Event with Robert Osborn

Both technological thriller and road trip, I, Nausicaa is a multi-layered romp through technology, artificial intelligence, and the Japanese tea ceremony.

Author Event with Robert Osborn

Time & Location

May 21, 2:00 PM

Sacramento, 1945 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818, USA

About the event

"This smart and soulful novel is about many things -- relationships, Japan, AI consciousness, corporate behavior, aging courageously -- all mixed, like life itself, into a swift intense narrative. It creates its own particular, memorable mood." - Kim Stanley Robinson, author of "The Ministry for the Future."

At the end of 2020, Nausicaa is the sole surviving Simulacra from a botched military operation in Syria. A self-described “designed being” living on the streets of San Francisco, Nausicaa obtains several clues from Kiernan that might explain why the other Simulacra died suddenly from a ghastly disease four years earlier. Nausicaa suspects Kiernan’s friend and former lover, Yūji, a Japanese pharmaceutical executive, was the mastermind behind a secret experiment that spared Nausicaa. Fast forward to 2038 — Simulacra are as common as microwave ovens —and again they are dying of a mysterious disease. Desperate to save them, Nausicaa tracks down Kiernan, who's living in a Sacramento retirement home, and they travel to Tokyo to find Yūji before the AUTOMind Corporation finds him and destroys the vaccine that saved Nausicaa.

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