Published in 1968, the book introduces readers to protagonist Rick Deckard in the year 2021 as he maneuvers his way through the new world order. This iconic book inspired the blockbuster film Blade Runner.
Winter/spring 2019 events include:
- Author events with notable speakers including Adam Frank (Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of Earth), Ryan North (How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler), Nisi Shawl (Everfair), Ytasha Womack (Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture) and Alec Nevala-Lee (Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard and the Golden Age of Science Fiction)
- Neighborhood walking tours exploring the ways Chicagoans have imagined the future of the city
- Maker Lab classes exploring design techniques and ideas for the future
- Learning Circles where you can learn design skills you'll need in the future
- English as a Second Language programming partnered with CPL's popular ESL book clubs
- Film screenings of important science fiction movies
- Art programs, board games, discussions and more!
For a list of all events, plus blog posts, quizzes, recommended reading lists and other ways you can explore our theme, visit One Book, One Chicago.
One Book, One Chicago is made possible by Chicago Public Library Foundation donors.