Seveneves (free sampler)
The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction
President Barack Obama’s summer reading choice
What would happen if the world were ending?
When a catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb, it triggers a feverish race against the inevitable. An ambitious plan is devised to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere. But unforeseen 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 at once extraordinary and eerily recognizable. He explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.
Praise for Seveneves: -
A Financial Times Summer read -
”'The scope of Seveneves is breathtaking, the suspense tremendous, the execution faultless” - Financial Times Books of the Year So Far…
”'Remarkable” - Publishers Weekly
Praise for Neal Stephenson: -
”'Genius” - Time
”'He makes reading so much fun it feels like a deadly sin” - The New York Times
‘Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the 21st century’William Gibson -
”'[Stephenson is] the hacker Hemingway” - Newsweek