About Elizabeth Kolbert, Author of The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the 2019-2020 One Book, One Chicago selection The Sixth Extinction, has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999. She has written dozens of pieces for the magazine, including profiles of Senator Hillary Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Her series on global warming, “The Climate…
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About The Sixth Extinction, CPL’s 2019-2020 OBOC Selection

The 2019-2020 One Book, One Chicago selection is The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction…
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About Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: One Book, One Chicago 2018-2019

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner. The book celebrates the 50th anniversary of its publication in 2018. By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind…
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About Philip K. Dick: 2018-2019 One Book, One Chicago Author

Philip K. Dick, author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally. A prolific writer, Dick published 44 novels, 121 short stories…
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