LIVE from NYPL: Nathaniel Rich in Conversation with Slavoj Žižek: Worst-Case Scenarios
- April 8, 2013
- Postponed - Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Ticket holders will be alerted with further details.
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.