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Seveneves #(2022)

Seveneves

Seveneves

  • Title: Seveneves
  • Author: Neal Stephenson
  • ISBN: 9780062190376
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover
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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 working [...]

Amazing stand alone sci fi, highly recommended I guess Neal Stephenson is a legend for a reason

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 surprisingly humo [...]

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 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 other tropes [...]

We re not hunter gatherers any 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 become rich if the [...]

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 wasn t [...]

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 like traditional hard SF than his earlier cyberpunk, steampunk, nanotech, cryptography, t [...]

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 you going in, either show me a good [...]

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 or th [...]

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 1474 , the fir [...]

DNFI just can t do it any I am 46% through this 880 page monstrosity, and I just cannot read another page I thought I would give it one 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 of the character [...]

Stephenson is my KING Yet another masterwork of epic proportions that still somehow leaves you wanting 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 vision of t [...]

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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 recent Stephe [...]

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 know it with a da [...]

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 while [...]

De un hecho que probablemente haya sido el tema de otras novelas de ciencia ficci n, como es la destrucci n de la Luna y, por ende, la inminente destrucci n del planeta Tierra, Neal Stephenson ha creado una obra monumental y absolutamente estremecedora Su trabajo de investigaci n 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 cient [...]

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 until the [...]

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 that no [...]

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 earth We [...]

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 astrophysics, [...]

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 details Certainly Stephenson knows a [...]

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 most of them [...]

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

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.

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 of the [...]

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 3.5, [...]

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 .Fiv [...]

Executive Summary Another interesting book from Mr Stephenson, that was somehow a bit too short for me despite its 32 hour duration This one won t be for everyone, but I d put it on par with many of his previous books.Audio book This was my first time listening to a book narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal She s really excellent So excellent, that I was pretty disappointed when it changed to Will Damron for Part 3 I m not sure why they did this Was Ms Kowal too busy to finish recording Was it inten [...]


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