Seveneves

Seveneves

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The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction.
President Barack Obama's summer reading choice and recently optioned by Ron Howard and IMAGINE to be made into a major motion picture.


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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 880 pages
  • 159 x 240 x 57mm | 1,230g
  • The Borough Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008132518
  • 9780008132514
  • 31,662

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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
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About Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Zodiac and the iconic Snow Crash, named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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74,919 ratings
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4 39% (29,432)
3 19% (14,143)
2 6% (4,123)
1 2% (1,388)
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