Seveneves

Seveneves What would happen if the world were ending A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb In a feverish race against the inevitable nations around the globe band together to devise an amb

  • Title: Seveneves
  • Author: Neal Stephenson Mary Robinette Kowal Will Damron
  • ISBN: 9781501237195
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Audiobook
  • What would happen if the world were ending A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen chaWhat would happen if the world were ending A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remainFive thousand years later, their progeny seven distinct races now three billion strong embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time Earth.

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  • Neal Stephenson Mary Robinette Kowal Will Damron

    Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem, and the three volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World , as well as Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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  • Okay, so the first two thirds of this was shaping up to be pretty much my favorite book ever, like if someone had called me up and said, "okay, we will get any author you name, and they will write exactly the book you would like to read, just give us a list of what you want."And then I gave them a list something like this and was like, NEAL STEPHENSON PLEASE:-Someone succeeding through clever means-APOCALYPSE!-Something grand being destroyed in an epic fashion-People trapped together-People work [...]



  • The *science* and world-building is awesome. The storytelling and character development not so much so.There is a guideline for writing, they say "show, don't tell". And, yes, I know NS never really follows this rule, but here's it's extreme. Most of the book is likeMoira walked into the room. [5 pages of backstory about Moira] She looked at Dinah. [10 pages of backstory about different people who have looked at Dinah].This is to a degree forgivable when the backstory is *fun*, but this is a sur [...]


  • The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason.I guess in order to indulge in a bit of world-building one must destroy the world first. Neal Stephenson is a genius. A polymath with a wide range of interests, he specializes in the big idea, and the more concrete the better. In this way he carries forward the tradition of hard science fiction, in which the best example is probably Arthur C. Clarke. Stephenson eschews FTL transportation, time travel, invading aliens, or any of the othe [...]


  • “We're not hunter-gatherers anymore. We're all living like patients in the intensive care unit of a hospital. What keeps us alive isn't bravery, or athleticism, or any of those other skills that were valuable in a caveman society. It's our ability to master complex technological skills. It is our ability to be nerds. We need to breed nerds.” Nerd Alert! Be nice to the nerds in your life. They might save your ass someday.Nerds realized a long time ago in the United States that they needed to [...]


  • I don't know what all those complainers are going on about. As far as I can see, I just got two novels for the price of one. The first 2/3rds is all hard science fiction, where science matters and the whole thing is tied together with plausibility. The last third is pure unadulterated speculative fiction with damn fine worldbuilding and extrapolation from the first 2/3rds.Let me back up. I can honestly say that I loved the gigantic erector set that was the first novel, but I will admit that I wa [...]


  • Seveneves: 600 pages of infodumping leaves little room for plot developmentOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureI must be developing an immunity to the Kool-Aid that Neal Stephenson serves his fans. Snow Crash and Crytonomicon are two of my favorite books, but I was lukewarm towards The Diamond Age and then hit a wall with Anathem. So when I heard he was coming out with Seveneves, and that the plot was much more like traditional “hard” SF than his earlier cyberpunk, steampunk, nanotech, cr [...]


  • Official announcement:So after 650 pages of 850, Seveneves & I are going our separate ways. I've decided he's a bore. He just dwells too much on technical minutiae & I like to focus on people & characters & enjoy the adventure in books. I'm sure there are thousands who will love him for who he is.He did try & change for me, bless him. He put on a silly hat, got me some flowers, but it wasn't enough to entice me to continue with him until the end. I'm sorry, Seveneves, I told [...]


  • From: Neal StephensonTo: William Morrow, PublisherDear Friends,I've got a great idea for a new novel. I've decided to call it "Seveneves", which is a palindrome. In case you didn't know, a "palindrome" is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers. By the way, punctuation prior to the development of printing, was light and haphazard. William Caxton (147 [...]


  • I knew I was going to hate this novel around page 270 when Mr Stephenson, technocrat extraordinaire, decided to spend a page complaining about modern gender theory and "academic leftists" who were wasting time and energy. I had already been put off by the jingoistic libertarian nonsense promulgated through a lot of science fiction and given centre stage in this novel, but this anti-humanities screed was the last straw. It's not just that it's intellectually lazy (it is, though, full of strawmen) [...]


  • DNFI just can't do it anymore. I am 46% through this 880 page monstrosity, and I just cannot read another page. I thought I would give it one more shot tonight, but after reading for 45 minutes and literally having no idea what I just read I think it is time to throw in the towel.I feel like I should like this book. I love space and dystopian (which, I guess this kind of is?) but I should have known better given that I don't really like sci-fi. And the plot was actually intriguing. I liked many [...]


  • Stephenson is my KING. Yet another masterwork of epic proportions that still somehow leaves you wanting more. This is Stephenson turning his eye on the world of hard sf, imagining a complex but totally believable future for a humanity bereft of earth. In fact at one point I was having a total squee because he's created a world where both the old sf imaginings of the future with their great dumb machines, and the newer sf with its knowledge of computers, come together to form this intriguing visi [...]



  • This epic tale of survival of the human species in space after the earth gets wrecked by a “Hard Rain” of meteorites was a real treat for me. It represents a landmark in revival of old themes of science fiction from the Golden Age of the 40s and 50s, which had hallmarks of inspiring a sense of wonder and of extolling human technological capacities and can-do spirit sufficient to break out of our fragile planetary prison. For those who have been disappointed in previous attempts to read recen [...]


  • I continued my recent SF binge with a look at this mammoth offering from the award-winning writer of ‘speculative fiction’. The first sentence sets the scene pretty well:The moon blew up with no warning and for no apparent reason. Soon, the best known television commentator on such issues is proclaiming that the hard rain’s a-gonna fall. And keep falling. In fact it’ll rain rocks for thousands of years. Not the best news then.And we’re off into the realm of the end of the world, as we [...]


  • I finally managed to finish it. Yesss. I did.Now where to start.Good ideas, definitely. Using the ISS as a base for survival. Trying to cram as much knowledge and items as possible there to preserve the human race. Having to watch from above, knowing that all your beloved ones are doomed to death in about two years, and the clock keeps ticking by. Knowing that it's all unavoidable because it's happening on such a scale no group of heroes will be able to fix it, or whatever. Having to say goodbye [...]


  • De un hecho que probablemente haya sido el tema de otras novelas de ciencia ficción, como es la destrucción de la Luna y, por ende, la inminente destrucción del planeta Tierra, Neal Stephenson ha creado una obra monumental y absolutamente estremecedora. Su trabajo de investigación al abordar la amplitud de aristas que intervienen en todos los hechos que se comienzan a desencadenar, es realmente asombroso. Yo soy fundamentalmente humanista, por lo que debo reconocer que algunas descripciones [...]


  • Interesting, and extremely entertaining book. (Or, should I say, 'two books'? Because it really is two totally separate novels.)The first book is a very much on-trend apocalyptic-event novel. An enigmatic something causes the moon to blow apart into 7 huge chunks. Since Neal Stephenson covered it at the talk I saw him give recently, I'm going to say he doesn't think it'd be too much of a spoiler to reveal that those seven chunks are soon predicted to keep banging up against each other in orbit u [...]


  • As the joke has been going, if you enjoy orbital mechanics as a main character, you'll enjoy this novel. I was commenting to someone that the book could be 100 pages shorter if we dumped the super detailed description of orbital mechanics that occurs as an info-dump over and over again. Then I met someone who had gotten annoyed enough to begin counting pages when it happened and got to around 259 pages of it. *sigh*Stephenson is the Stephen King of Science Fiction: only writes massive novels tha [...]


  • I love Stephenson - and this was another hit - absolutely loved it. The great thing about a good Stephenson book is it makes you think about the future in new ways, and this book was no exception. It was really two books, and I certainly didn't see the second one coming. It starts out in modern times and then someone blows up the moon. We don't have time to find out who, as within a few years the fragments of the moon cause the worst asteriod shower earth has ever seen and wipe out all life in e [...]


  • 600 pages of concentrated awesomesauce, let down a little by Stephenson's decision to devote so much of the last part to backfilling the 5000 years of future history he skipped absent the underpinnings of character or narrative. Still. His best in a decade, I dare say.


  • 3.5ish stars. Really 3 stars but I'll add .5 for pure chutzpah.Wow. That was definitely an experience. I have to hand it to Neal Stephenson; the amount of research time that went into this must have been insane. I mean, I have no idea how accurate any of the science actually is but, I mean, it sounded good. After the first few info-dumps, however, I just kept thinking to myself, "Yes, I get it! You're smart! I'm convinced!" I'm sure there are people who are into the nitty-gritty details about as [...]


  • Geeky Heroines and HeroesA Wealth of Technical DetailsLet me get this clear up front.  I’m a Neal  Stephenson fan.   Cryptonomicon is one of my favorite books.   I also loved the Baroque Cycle series.  Snow Crash, not so much. That said, I was ambivalent (right up until the end) about whether to give this 3 stars or 4.  But the last section did it---four stars it is. My ambivalence is because of the very thing that makes Stephenson’s writing what it is---the plethora of technical det [...]


  • Its been a while since book left me with so many mixed feelings like Seveneves didKES * Builds on existing technology. Science fiction novels that use current state of our world as a starting point (or existing science concepts) and then build on it are my favorite kind. For example think of anything by Arthur C. Clarke. In Seveneves, everything scientists and engineers do, sounds realizable. * Made me care. As a speculative fiction fan, I read a lot of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic books. In [...]


  • Reminder to self: no review posting until less than 30 days before release date. Silly brag: woohoo I totally scored a review copy of this book!


  • The most expected sf novel of the year for me turned out to be quite frustrating as it clearly could have been awesome and among the best sf of all time if it just started on page 516 or so with what was advertised in the blurb (the seven races terraforming the earth etc); but for 500+ pages the book is a competent mixture of techno-thriller apocalyptic/post apocalyptic sf with some very unrealistic assumptions (something like the hard rain of the novel coming up would induce massive breakdown o [...]


  • I tried so hard to enjoy the story, but I did care for any of the characters as they seemed like 2D rather than 3D, even though I thought the premise/idea was pretty cool.


  • It took me two weeks to read this doorstop of a book. Very imaginative and interesting (especially the first 2/3 of the book) but too darned LONG. Chock full of science and spanning 5000 years in 880 pages.I would only recommend this to sci fi lovers who have the time and concentration to devote to an uninterrupted read. I work full time and long hours, so it was rough having to put it down and pick it up repeatedly and try to recall where I was, what was going on, and who was who.For me a solid [...]


  • Narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal and Will Damron31:55:10 hrsDescription: A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . [...]


  • What an epic. From the great Neal Stephenson, I’d expect no less.However, Seveneves doesn’t quite measure up to the best of Stevenson. Although it is nice to see the author fully embrace science fiction.The first half, or rather two-thirds, of the book could be labelled as speculative fiction. At least, it’s all grounded in realistic science. A space opera of sorts, using the looming destruction of the earth to explore what it would actually be like if all the nations of the earth put fort [...]


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