Seveneves: A Novel PDF

Title Seveneves: A Novel
Author Neal Stephenson
Publisher HarperCollins
Released Date 2015-05-18
Language English
Format EPUB / PDF
Pages 1,072
Total Downloads 97,205
Total Views 97,667
Rating
4/5 (202 ratings)

Summary

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 t...


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dandelionroots

4/5
An unknown object breaks the moon into 7 pieces which scientists determine will lead to its disintegration in two years raining meteorites until the Earth is no longer habitable. Follows humanity's attempts to establish a permanent civilization in orbit to survive until the Earth can be repopulated. I appreciate scientifically reasonable space tales - humans and physics are all you need for some horror.

joe.mclaughlin

5/5
A great hard sci-fi read from Neal Stephenson. The end of the world as we know it, but not the end of the world.

cindywho

4/5
Phew - finished this one last night. It sucked me in and is still swirling around in my head. I actually liked all the info-dump detail. It helped cushion the stark apocalyptic first part of the story and then was still a fascinating part of the second part. Some of the characters seemed ready-made from currently famous people which was a little jarring. Despite it's being a Stephenson novel, the ninjas never do show up...