May 26: Geek out with ‘Colorado Matters’ and award-winning sci-fi writer

Image: Paulo Bacigalupi and book

Join “Colorado Matters” (and some of Denver’s most devoted sci-fi nerds) for a talk with local author Paulo Bacigalupi about his new sci-fi novel, “The Water Knife,” on the day it hits store shelves.

In this near-future thriller, Bacigalupi depicts a water-sapped United States, where the West is characterized by heat, corruption and wars over the Colorado River. A native and current resident of western Colorado, Bacigalupi is a “New York Times” best-selling author and winner of a Hugo Award for science fiction writing.

Taking place on May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Tattered Cover on Colfax, this free event was ranked number one on “The Ten Best Geek Events in Denver in May” list from “Denver Westword.” Seating is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you can’t attend, listen for the interview the following week on CPR News.

Bacigalupi joins a list of local authors and those who write about Western issues featured in our monthly series, “Colorado Matters at the Tattered.”

Listen to the April event with local paleontologist and PBS host Scott Sampson and stay tuned for information on the June event.