Innovation Author Showcase: 'Veil' with Eliot Peper
Eliot Peper is the bestselling author of nine novels, including Cumulus, Bandwidth, and most recently, Veil. His books explore the intersection of technology and culture and have earned praise from the New York Times Book Review, Popular Science, io9, Businessweek, Axios, the Verge, and Ars Technica. He co-created the award-winning True Blue multimedia project and the critically acclaimed game, Machine Learning President, helps build technology businesses as an independent adviser, pursued graduate studies in international affairs, survived dengue fever, translated Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm, and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, VICE, OneZero, TechCrunch, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and he has given talks at Google, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Comic Con, Niantic, Future in Review, and SXSW.
Veil is a science-fiction thriller set in a near-future shaped by geoengineering that grapples with finding a renewed sense of agency in a world spinning out of control.
When her mother dies in a heat wave that kills twenty million, Zia León abandons a promising diplomatic career to lead humanitarian aid missions to regions ravaged by drought, wildfires, and sea level rise. What Zia doesn't know is that clandestine forces are gathering around her in pursuit of a colossal secret: someone has hijacked the climate, and the future of human civilization is at stake. To avoid a world war that appears more inevitable every day, Zia must build a coalition of the powerless and attempt the impossible. But success depends on facing the grief that has come to define her life, and rediscovering friendship, family, and what it means to be true to yourself while everything falls apart.
This Showcase will be hosted by Erik Mitisek, a founder and co-chair of Denver Startup Week; and is sponsored & produced by MAPRagency.