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February 11, 2020

Seveneves

Mmmmm

Another huge (880 pages) book from the master of such tomes, Neal Stephenson.

I wish it had been twice as long.

On page 1 the moon explodes, followed by a two-year countdown till its fragments incinerate the Earth.

Wonderful stuff.

Then on page 569 Part 3 begins: "5,000 years later."

That's when an already superb novel takes wing and becomes incandescent.

February 11, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


Comments

Still my favorite of his series...Reamde comes in second.

Posted by: Clif Marsiglio | Feb 11, 2020 4:29:03 PM

I liked it too, what an opening!

This is another great one if you haven't read it yet. Mathic monks living in the quantum world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anathem

Posted by: Greg Perkins | Feb 11, 2020 10:22:42 AM

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