Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Seveneves by Neal Stephenson  867 pp.

I decided that this year I was going to tackle the longest audiobooks in my Audible library at one a month and this was the first one I chose at just under 32 hours long. If there is such a thing as "classic" science fiction this book qualifies. The moon has been completely obliterated by an unknown force leaving an unfathomable amount of meteors of all sizes behind. The people of earth have two years in which to find a way to save the human race by rapidly adding onto an existing space station and choosing who will be the ones to survive in space. Of course nothing works as planned and humanity is soon left with only a few survivors and the DNA information to recreate humans and animals once Earth is again habitable. Those few survivors include the Seven Eves who will be the ones who give birth to the races who will repopulate the world. Fast forward 5000 years and Earth is finally inhabitable but of course there are political factions amusingly called "Red" and "Blue" in dispute over who gets which parcels of land until they meet with an unexpected surprise.

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