Mon. Apr 8, 2013 at 7:00pm EDT
$15.00 - $25.00
All ages
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$15.00 - $25.00
All ages
Event Description

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek joins Nathaniel Rich for an exploration of worst-case scenarios, a subject at the heart of Rich's new novel Odds Against Tomorrow.

Set in Manhattan's not-too-distant future, Odds Against Tomorrow tells the tale of Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician hired by a mysterious new consulting firm operating out of the Empire State Building. Zukor's job? Calculate worst-case scenarios for high-end corporations to indemnify them against future catastrophes. Yet when one of his own nightmarish predictions becomes a reality, Zukor finds himself in a uniquely profitable (if morally questionable) position -- and readers find themselves immersed in a story that explores the nature of fear, and the truly terrifying possibilities of our civilization's future.
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Venue Details
Celeste Bartos Forum, NYPL 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York NY 10018