A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, AURORA tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers. Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now,... show more
A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, AURORA tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers. Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now, we approach our destination. A new home. AURORA.
Publish date: 2015-07-07
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Adult Fiction
, Space Opera
, Speculative Fiction
, Hard Science Fiction
You can't beat The Second Law of Thermodynamics. ***************************************** Okay, it's really tempting to leave the above as the complete review but... KSR has been something of a hit-or-miss author in my experience but this isn't so much hitting the nail on the head as firing a s...
"Aurora" is the Sword & Laser book for May 2016. This is my first Kim Stanley Robinson novel and it focuses on the impact of interstellar space travel at sub-speed-of-light (10% of c), no 'hibernation' and several 'biomes' with a variety of life and agriculture to sustain life during the trip and to...
Possibly the best from Robinson in a very long time (though I skipped Shaman, for now.) This one surprised me halfway by going off in a totally different direction than expected, but the main themes are the same as always. Ecology, human physiology and psychology, sociology. I was looking for a a mo...
This book annoyed me. It started off with a scene that seemed odd for a story about a generation ship. Then it started to get a bit interesting for a chapter or two. Then it entered heavy handed exposition town and proceeded to go as far as listing stuff on the ship. I've got better things to do wit...
**Note: This is a reaction--a few ill-considered opinions not backed up by textual evidence-- rather than a review.** Hard scifi and I have a rocky relationship. No matter how many series I try, I never seem to find one that really genuinely clicks with me enough to actually pursue the series. Unfor...
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