Kim Stanley Robinson
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'What a saga! Scifi with honest, complex humanity, physics, biology, sociology' Tom Hanks
'Aurora is a magnificent piece of writing, certainly Robinson's best novel since his mighty Mars trilogy, perhaps his best ever' Guardian
Our voyage from Earth began generations ago.
Now, we approach our destination.
A new home.
Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, Aurora is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.
'An accessible novel packed with big ideas, wonders, jeopardy and, at the end, a real emotional punch' SFX
'Aurora is Robinson's best book yet . . . Heart-wrenching, provocative' Scientific American
'Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats' Sunday Times
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From Publishers Weekly
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Starts well: last generation colonists under survival pressure inside giant failing spacecraft. Chemical imbalances, biological consequences, political decisions.
But then there's a turn of events that makes you stop caring about any characters, the plot twists in 37 directions and becomes repetitive to the point of making you fast-scroll down, until there's nothing else.
Also suffers from "Jetson's Syndrome": there's spaceships and astronauts aplenty in this 27th century but everyone behaves as if it's still the 20th; same political outlook, no significant technological evolution other than spaceships, a complete blank on all the other areas of knowledge.