T. C. Boyle at Texas Book Festival!

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T.C. Boyle


WHAT: Speaking & signing The Terranauts

WHERE: Texas Book Festival, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th Street, Austin TX

WHEN: Saturday, November 5 at 1:00PM


Book Tickets are no longer available online. We’ll have general seating available at Central Presbyterian Church. (Priority seating is reserved for people who purchased Book Tickets in advance.)

Books will be available for sale at Central Presbyterian Church and in the Main Signing Tent. 




We’re thrilled to announce that bestselling author T. C. BOYLE will join us at this year’s Texas Book Festival! He’ll be here on Saturday, November 5 at 1:00PM to discuss and sign his new book, The Terranauts.

Book Tickets for this session are available only via Texas Book Festival – PURCHASE YOUR BOOK TICKET NOW!

Purchasing a book ticket is the equivalent of buying one copy of The Terranauts and reserves you one priority seat at the Festival session. 

 We cannot take orders for signed copies of books from people who cannot attend the Festival. All books must be picked up at the Central Presbyterian Church venue at Texas Book Festival on Saturday, November 5. Books may not be picked up before or after the Festival. Pick up details will be emailed to all Book Ticket purchasers. Books cannot be shipped. A limited amount of free seating will be available day-of at Central Presbyterian Church on a first come, first serve basis. Priority seating will be reserved for ticket holders. Tickets are refundable through October 31. As of November 1, all ticket sales are final. In order to join any signing line at the Texas Book Festival, a copy of the book must be purchased from Texas Book Festival. 

Please contact Texas Book Festival with any questions:  bookfest@texasbookfestival.org or 512-477-4055.



A deep-dive into human behavior in an epic story of science, society, sex, and survival, from one of the greatest American novelists today, T. C. Boyle, the acclaimed, bestselling, author of the PEN/ Faulkner Award–winning World’s End and The Harder They Come.

It is 1994, and in the desert near Tillman, Arizona, forty miles from Tucson, a grand experiment involving the future of humanity is underway. As climate change threatens the earth, eight scientists, four men and four women dubbed the “Terranauts,” have been selected to live under glass in E2, a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. Their sealed, three-acre compound comprises five biomes—rainforest, savanna, desert, ocean, and marsh—and enough wildlife, water, and vegetation to sustain them.

Told through three distinct narrators—Dawn Chapman, the mission’s pretty, young ecologist; Linda Ryu, her bitter, scheming best friend passed over for E2; and Ramsay Roothorp, E2’s sexually irrepressible Wildman—The Terranauts brings to life an electrifying, pressured world in which connected lives are uncontrollably pushed to the breaking point.


T. C. Boyle has published fourteen novels and ten collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988 for his novel World’s End, and the Prix Médicis étranger for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995, as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau award for excellence in nature writing. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and lives in Santa Barbara.