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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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encinarus
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
Mehso-so

This was... Okay. Generation ship going to another star system, ship has some amount of consciousness, ponders the meaning of this while dealing with the various crises that come up.

I liked ship & their musing. The people were often dumb and frustrating. Very often I had to stop and ask why would/wouldn't they do X. Like change the codes for locks, when there's a security breach, or bring extra X when they knew they had shortages in the past.

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RyanMHoward
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Earlier this year, I read Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson. The story of the first human expedition to another solar system.

This book is pretty darn fascinating. I especially like that much of it is told from the perspective of the starships AI supercomputer. It was a cool way to have a near-omniscient viewpoint in the story that didn‘t feel like a ‘narrator‘, so to speak. Really enjoyed it.

#ShortReview #KimStanleyRobinson #ScienceFiction

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Twainy
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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🎧 Chapter 5: “the people who have died are dead” ... uhhh ... 😆

I loved the science & a lot of ideas in this book made me think however I didn‘t connect with the characters, maybe because I‘m not on a starship? 😆

If I had just loved 1 character this might have been a 5⭐️ read but it‘s not a 1⭐️ either as some of the ideas are worthy of pondering.

Read the summary, it only scratches the surface & the characters are a bit shallow.

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Twainy Ugh that sounds like I didn‘t like it 😫 I guess I need to connect to a character in a novel. The cons - didn‘t love the characters & felt a little preachy at times. The pros - the science, detail, world building. If you like harder science fiction you might like this. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
Reggie Yeah, I read a book by him last year and said I didn‘t like it but his ideas are never far from my thoughts. I totally understand this review. 2y
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ravenlee
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Today‘s indulgence #bookhaul from the library discards. Moriarty is for my mom, who‘s a big Holmes fan and enjoys many of the modern takes. I‘ve only read on KSR and honestly don‘t remember much other than I kinda liked it (been meaning to reread, it was assigned for an independent study in undergrad) so I thought I‘d take a swing at it. I believe this makes 17 so far.

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Dogearedcopy
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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🎧 Once you clue in to the overarching theme of Turing‘s Halting Problem, you can marvel at how meta this exposition of the theory is. Or you can just enjoy the story of the last generation of space colonists aboard their Ship 🙂

Ali Ahn voicing Ship is great, but Ms Ahn voicing the POV3 Omniscient parts about the protagonist, Freya— not so much .

But loved the story and will read more KSR

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Dogearedcopy
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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🎧 Starting this audiobook (narrated by Ali Ahn) today. It‘s about a multi-generational space ship on a 170-year (relatively speaking, ha!) voyage to an Earth-analog moon.

IIRC from an audiobook trade magazine, the ship‘s voice was achieved by having Ms Ahn read into a copper plated mic and, with minimal post-production enhancement. It sounds great!

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Porgmaster
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Mehso-so

I liked the story line to it but it just didnt seem like my kind of book. I just couldnt get into it. One moment I'd be forcing myself to read it the next I was sucked into it. It was written well though just hard for me personally to understand so its definitely me and not the book. Give it a try you might like it alot more than me.😊

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Porgmaster
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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"Freya and her father go sailing."
#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Porgmaster
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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This book is definitely got alot of scientific and hard to understand language but it is still written amazingly! I love the story.

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Novelista71
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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OrbitLoot is having a pretty awesome #giveaway of Space Opera loot: http://swee.ps/jYwYDjpZC

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Sha0102
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Jaimelire
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
Mehso-so

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! 3y
Severnmeadows I read her A long way to a small angry planet first 😊 (edited) 3y
Jaimelire @Severnmeadows I will try Becky Chambers!
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ReadingEnvy
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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. 4y
ReadingEnvy Not to be confused with a somewhat scarier premise 4y
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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- 4y
ReadingEnvy @Lindy I read 100 pages of Seveneves and it‘s been dwindling on my shelf ever since. Hmm. 4y
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. 4y
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speljamr
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Today's budget find of the day!

#sciencefiction #scifi

BiblioNyan Nice!! 4y
nibech Gotta love a good bargain! 4y
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anglinc16
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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 👍👍👍 5y
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BestDogDad
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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! 💜 6y
rwrkb @RealBooks4ever I've been meaning to read that one forever. 6y
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FilipeM
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Próximas lecturas ??

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Bookboss
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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. 7y
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Seonjoon
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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 7y
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Seonjoon
Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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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.