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Aurora
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, AURORA tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers. Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now, we approach our new home. AURORA.
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Novelista71
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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.

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wanderinglynn
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Sha0102
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Jaimelire
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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!🌠

Severnmeadows I‘ve just been reading Becky Chambers, and really loved her books! 7mo
Severnmeadows I read her A long way to a small angry planet first 😊 (edited) 7mo
Jaimelire @Severnmeadows I will try Becky Chambers!
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ReadingEnvy
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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.

ReadingEnvy The only other book I have read is book #3 from his California Triptych, the utopian near future novel, for an episode of the SFF Audio podcast. 12mo
ReadingEnvy Not to be confused with a somewhat scarier premise 12mo
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Lindy I loved Aurora, only having read one other of his: Years of Rice & Salt (which was okay). I read another sci fi whopper at about the same time as Aurora, and they spoke to each other in an interesting way- 12mo
ReadingEnvy @Lindy I read 100 pages of Seveneves and it‘s been dwindling on my shelf ever since. Hmm. 12mo
Lindy @ReadingEnvy Seveneves is a slow burn kind of hard sci fi. Then there‘s a spectacular 5,000 year time jump and another slow burn. Similarities to Liu Cixin‘s Remembrance of Earth‘s Past trilogy. 12mo
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speljamr
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Today's budget find of the day!

#sciencefiction #scifi

BiblioNyan Nice!! 2y
nibech Gotta love a good bargain! 14mo
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anglinc16
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I like scifi reads where space travelers from Earth are looking to colonize somewhere else. Bonus points if there is little-to-no romance in the plot. This one fits the bill! #scifi #bookworm #booknerd

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Leftcoastzen
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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#magicalmarch #scifisaturday I have heard that Kim Stanley Robinson is good, I think why I have these is they were cheap at Half Price Books.Threw in an oldie just because.

vkois88 👍👍👍 2y
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BestDogDad
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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.

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BestDogDad
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Great take by KSR.

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BestDogDad
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My current paper read. Looks like a nice day but it's 59 degrees and breezy so fall clothes are back in the mix.

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BestDogDad
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After some heavy reading it's time to escape.

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rwrkb
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Books, books, bookity books

RealBooks4ever The Strugatsky brothers! 💜 3y
rwrkb @RealBooks4ever I've been meaning to read that one forever. 3y
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Kammbia1
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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/

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I read his 2312 last year and it was the first time I had encountered his work. SO scientifically dense, maybe at the cost of the plot, but certainly some interesting ideas at play. 3y
Kammbia1 Totally agree @TobeyTheScavengerMonk He has been criticized for the "info-dump" narrative in his books especially in his famed Mars Trilogy. (edited) 3y
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FilipeM
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I enjoyed this book. The story did not go the way I thought it would, but it came full circle and made sense to me. I am not sure I agree with the premise of the story, but KSM makes a strong argument.

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FilipeM
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Really enjoying this so far. Looking to see how it all unfolds.

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FilipeM
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson

I think this will be next read. I haven't read KSM in years, but I remember being wowed by Icehenge. Looking forward to starting!

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writek
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In the final two parts of the audiobook. I would have never made it so far without the audio. It's a great book, but not a fast one. #sff #audiobook #standalone #KBReads

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Wayne
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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I liked it but the end was an odd epilogue. I loved the book enough to recommend. And I loved the interesting narrator.

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A_Fettered_Mind
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We are all alone in our own life-world, flying through the universe at great speed. Humans are lucky not to face that. If they don't. -Ship

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VeronicaHernandez
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Próximas lecturas ??

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Bookboss
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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.

Seonjoon I read this right after Seveneves, which set up an interesting comparison. I liked Aurora better, however. 4y
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Seonjoon
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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.)

A_Fettered_Mind Read everything of KSR's he's the best 4y
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Seonjoon
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Listening to Aurora & doing a bit of crochet after a long day. The audiobook narration is great, and Robinson's characters balance out the science to produce a remarkably robust story. It's bringing to mind both Seveneves & Embassytown--and The Martian! Really enjoying it so far.