Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive A Mass Extinction is a science nonfiction novel by journalist and io9 editor-in-chief Annalee Newitz. Newitz is currently touring in the US, and also has plans to tour in Canada and Australia in June and July. Scatter, Adapt, and Remember releases May 14th, 2013, and is available for pre-order.
Climate change. Pandemics. Catastrophic volcanoes. Should we just give up and accept our doom? Absolutely not. Homo sapiens will survive the next mass extinction.
This speculative and hopeful work of popular science focuses our attention on humanity’s long history of dodging the bullet of extinction—and suggests practical ways to keep doing it. From bacteria labs in St. Louis to ancient underground cities in central Turkey, we discover the keys to long-term survival. This book leads us away from apocalyptic thinking, into a future where we live to build a better world.
image via Annalee Newitz