Robin Sloan’s novel ‘Moonbound’ expands time, space and technology

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“The year is 13777. There are dragons on the moon.” That’s how Robin Sloan, author of the bestseller ‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” describes his new novel “Moonbound.” It is the first in an ambitious and adventurous trilogy set far into the future, after AI and biotechnology have transformed life on Earth as we know it. We’ll talk to Sloan about the power of science fiction and its far-flung imaginations about consciousness, collective history, the future of humanity, and the remarkable possibilities of yeast.