Was loving this book but stopped somewhere in the middle. Does any one else have that happen, Book Interupted, distracted by something and don‘t even know which page to go back to? Really cool ideas in this book.
A multigenerational space ship travels to another star system to colonize a planet. I think I could have really loved this book, but unfortunately I found it dragged on & some of the pages long descriptions had me skipping through many paragraphs. I am still looking for a good sci-fi, space series....this wasn‘t the one for me. I will keep searching!🌠
Last year I only read 6% science fiction and fantasy, and I think that counted dystopias, down from my usual 20-25%. Hopefully I can read a bit more this year.
I'm reading Aurora for a book discussion group at worked composed mostly of science faculty. I was invited because I have a certain reputation of being a reader....
Have you read this? Or others by KSR? See comments for my other KSR reads.
I‘ve read a number of SF books about generation ships and terraforming, which Aurora is both, but I‘ve never read anything like Aurora. I feel like I can‘t write much about the book without giving away spoilers, I‘ll just say Kim Stanley Robinson took this adventure in directions that left me surprised and yelling “what?!?” a number of times. The story is complex, the scale impressive, and trip fascinating.
Kim Stanley Robinson writes some of the most thought-provoking science fiction in the genre. Even though, I don't always agree with his conclusions and the politics of his stories. I deeply respect his work and attempts to work out the possible realistically in his novels. I read Aurora last year and did like the novel while having problems with the ending. Here's my review: http://marion-hill.com/book-review-83-aurora-by-kim-stanley-robinson/
A generation ship travels from Earth to colonize a new world. Every person on the ship was born on the ship, and no one has ever stood on solid ground. I enjoyed the author's exploration of how such an isolated society would develop over generations.
This was my 1st Robinson; it won't be my last. Fascinating science, in good hard science sci-fi fashion, but also a very human story. The plot is surprising & rich in emotional & technical detail. Loved it! (The pic is the view from our nighttime window--I finished listening in the dark tonight.)