Seveneves was included on President Obama's Summer 2016 reading list.
Seveneves was one of only five books recommended by Bill Gates as "must reads" for Summer 2016.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic - a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years.
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 challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain....
Five 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.
A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.
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Awesome first 2/3rds
The 3rd part was less interesting than the 1st 2 parts. Perhaps this was only in comparison to how great the first 2 parts were, was impressed and entertained as usual for Stephenson. But, also common, is an ending that just doesn’t satisfy. If the book ended at part 2, then it would have been short and sweet. But I’m still giving this 4 stars strong.
What can I say? The man is pure genius. It would be hard to find an audiobook that would pull me into it's story anymore than this one. BRAVO!!!!
Expected do much more. After all the techno-babble not much here. Unsympathetic characters and a story that promises more than it delivers. I returned it. Spare yourself the time. Not this author's best by any means.