Thursday, July 9, 2015
Seveneves. After all, who has time to read a novel that comes in at almost nine hundred pages? And did you know it could be categorized as science fiction? Isn’t that genre for adolescents and weirdos? And why bother with yet another novel that destroys the world as we know it? Forget all those reasons and others you may have, and give this finely written book some attention. Stephenson uses these 900 pages well to explore the essence of our humanity. He presents the relationship between politics and science with clarity. He sets up a catastrophe that threatens human survival, lets it happen, allows a remnant to survive, and then projects how that remnant builds a new society. Stephenson explores big ideas, and it takes a big book to do that well. I hesitate to say that I enjoyed this novel so much I wish it were even longer. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Seveneves from amazon.com.