Seveneves

861 pages

English language

Published Jan. 4, 2015 by HarperCollins.

OCLC Number:
939505287

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4 stars (8 reviews)

"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" --

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Review of 'Seveneves' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

можливо, це дуже суб'єктивно, свого роду читацька ностальгія — але наразі ніщо від ніла стефенсона на перевершує «зодіака». «сім єв» (чи як там колись перекладуть цей роман) — непогана фантастика, і років зо тридцять тому я би окропом пі%яв, читаючи це. але зараз — ні: місцями надто нерівно, наче авторові ось тут було цікаво фантазувати, а ось там набридло і він накидав нашвидкоруч тижні, тоді роки, тоді тисячоліття, в інших місцях — наївно, наче класичні (анти)утопії… але загалом — читати можна.

Review of 'Seveneves' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This book started out strong for me. I really enjoyed it up until about the half to three quarter mark when it jumps forward in time.

I enjoyed the early books by Stephenson but when the Baroque series came out I went cross eyed trying to read it, and Anathema. So if you enjoyed those, maybe that's where my taste for his style breaks down.

Once the book stopped talking about the event, and moved forward in time things drug on for me. It finally started picking up near the end for me and started enjoying it again, but Mr. Stephenson gets too involved in his fiction without explaining it for me.

Example would be the Kath Two/Kath Three. There was always something in the back of my head nagging at 'what is this, why does it matter' portion of the events. Even that subplot resolved for me badly and …

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Subjects

  • Survival
  • Exploration
  • Disasters
  • Fiction