Final Concert: Pics and Songs

On Researchers Night, on September 28, 19h at CCCB , we celebrated the final concert of Lught on the...

For authors

Climate Fiction

Ian Watson interviews Kim Stanley Robinson at Kosmopolis’17.

Debate on progress

Do not forget the debate between optimists and pessimists about progress. Munk Debate, between Steven Pinker and Alain de Botton.


Ten fundamental references
Micromegas, Voltaire (1752)
Els ous fatals, Mijaíl Bulgakov (1924)
La invención de Morel, Adolfo Bioy Casares (1940)
I, robot, Isaac Asimov (1950)
The red grass, Boris Vian (1950)
Historias de Cronopios y de Famas, Julio Cortázar (1962)
Cat’s craddle, Kurt Vonnegut (1963)
The cosmicomics, Italo Calvino (1964)
Ciberiada, Stanislaw Lem (1967)
The Hitchhicker Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (1979)
Science Fiction and nonfiction of Change

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhicker Guide to the Galaxy (1979). Earth, progress, capitalism and Everything.

Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood y MaddAddam (2003). Last man alive on Earth

Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl (2009). Food at XXII Century: Deluxe ecological and genetically modified for everyone.

Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles (1950). Humans colonize Mars.

Ian McEwan, Solar (2011). Artificial photosynthesis, a world to save and a Nobel prize with even more serious problems.

Gerry Canavan and K. S. Robinson, Green Planets (2014). Everything about ecology and Science Fiction.

Arthur C. Clarke, The Forgotten Enemy (1949). Frozen London.

Mark Lynas, Six Degrees (2007). Royal Society Award for the best science book.

Manuel de Pedrolo, The Typescript of the Second Origin (1974), to begin again in an empty planet when you’re only two kids.

Kim Stanley Robinson, The Mars Trilogy (1990s). Terraforming and ecological fights in Mars..

Miguel Santander, El Legado de Prometeo (2012).One way journe to refuel in a black hole …

Alan Weisman, The World without Us (2007). What is the sound of a tree falling in a empty forest?

Film of Change