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IAP 2012 Activity


Book Giveaway! New Book "Mr. g" by Alan Lightman
Alan Lightman
Sat Jan 14, 10am-01:00pm, MIT Coop-Kendall

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 100 participants.
Single session event

Professor Alan Lightman, author of the international bestseller Einsteinís Dreams, will be giving away, FREE, 100 signed copies of his new novel, Mr g, in an event cosponsored by Pantheon Books and the MIT Coop. The books will be available at 10:00 am on Saturday morning, January 14, in the MIT Coop at Kendall Square, on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. To receive a book, you must be an MIT undergraduate, you must present your MIT ID card, and you must show up in person. You cannot take books for other people. Signs in the Coop will lead you to the event table. The official publication date of Mr g is January 24, so you will be getting the book ten days before anyone else in the country.

Mr g is the story of creation, as told by God. Mr g (God) is the narrator of the book. Mr g has a bickering aunt and uncle who are constantly giving Him advice as he creates first time and space, then matter and energy, and finally intelligent beings with various moral and ethical dilemmas. There is physics, chemistry, and biology in the book, as well as playful explorations of philosophical, theological and moral questions.
Web: http://www.facebook.com/AlanLightman
Contact: Shinika Spencer, 14e303, (617) 253-9469, shinika@mit.edu
Sponsor: Writing and Humanistic Studies
Latest update: 10-Jan-2012


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