Seveneves

Seveneves

By Neal Stephenson

  • Release Date : 2015-05-21
  • Genre : Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • FIle Size : 5.44 MB
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 85 Ratings
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Description

Seveneves The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction.
President Barack Obama’s summer reading choice and recently optioned by Ron Howard and IMAGINE to be made into a major motion picture.

THE EARTH WAS A TICKING TIME BOMB.

To ensure the survival they had to look beyond its atmosphere.

So they became pioneers.

Five thousand years later and their progeny form seven distinct races and they must journey to an alien: Earth.

A magnificent, visionary work of speculative fiction from a true visionary that will dazzle you with its depth, psychology and awesome imagination.

Reviews

Praise for Seveneves:

A Financial Times Summer read

‘The scope of Seveneves is breathtaking, the suspense tremendous, the execution faultless’ Financial Times Books of the Year So Far…

‘Remarkable’ Publishers Weekly

Praise for Neal Stephenson:

‘Genius’ Time

‘He makes reading so much fun it feels like a deadly sin’ The New York Times

‘Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the 21st century’
William Gibson

‘[Stephenson is] the hacker Hemingway’ Newsweek

About the author

Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Zodiac and the iconic Snow Crash, named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Reviews

  • Utterly Amazing.

    5
    By Meltemi13
    Who am I to argue with Bil Gates? Utterly brilliant, a tour de force. Buy it, read it.
  • Detail detail detail

    3
    By Mj62mj62
    Be prepared to reads tons and tons of detail that go off on tangents from the plot. A slow and sometimes arduous read... Interesting enough to keep you curious but frustrating in its pedestrian pace.
  • A book of two halves

    3
    By JohnnieBoo
    This is my first Stephenson novel and as a whole I enjoyed it. Loved the detail and characterisation of the first part. 5000 years later it's all a little rushed and over with too quickly. Still - a good read.
  • Epic journey

    4
    By Imnotawhinger
    Seveneves is an epic tale of who and what we are and may become. The story builds detail on detail and you very much get a sense of achievement as the characters fight against gravity and misfortune. This book is not for those of a claustrophobic or agoraphobic tendency. But if the idea of survival excites you then you'll find Seveneves a handy pocket guide.
  • Incredible detail, uneven pace

    3
    By SueC&Flo
    Well as in the review title the book is amazingly detailed, the pace. In the early part is very laborious, which you get used to, and then the pace shifts until at part three it's all breakneck speed. The people lack depth somehow, as a kind of reserve of the hard science fiction which is amazing. I'm left feeling as if I'm not sure if I really liked , or really hated it.
  • Flawed but still a must-read

    4
    By FGarvin
    The first half of the book in the modern era is superb. Refreshing scientific realism is enlivened by well rounded characters. The latter section of the book is a little bit of a let down. A fascinating stage is set but it reads like the back story to a 90s RTS game.

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