(READING) Jared Diamond is the wildly popular science writer whose fat tome Guns, Germs, and Steel spent years on the best-seller lists. When he last spoke at Town Hall, the line wrapped around the block and 100 people (including me) didn't get in. I'll hustle this time. Diamond's talk will draw from his most-recent book, Collapse, about environmental contributions to the collapse of societies throughout history, from the Easter Islanders to the Norse settlers in Greenland. (Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255. 5:30 and 8 pm, $5 at the door.) ANNIE WAGNER