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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2016 - Disasters - 867 pages
The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction.President Barack Obama's summer reading choice and recently optioned by Ron Howard and IMAGINE to be made into a major motion picture. THE EARTH WAS A TICKING TIME BOMB. To ensure the survival they had to look beyond its atmosphere. So they became pioneers. Five thousand years later and their progeny form seven distinct races and they must journey to an alien: Earth. A magnificent, visionary work of speculative fiction from a true visionary that will dazzle you with its depth, psychology and awesome imagination.

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A very difficult "book" to review - it scores lots of bonus marks for innovation. And loses quite a few for some inconsistent and sometimes just plain bad writing. Possibly it suffers from famous ... Read full review

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An unknown object breaks the moon into 7 pieces which scientists determine will lead to its disintegration in two years raining meteorites until the Earth is no longer habitable. Follows humanity's ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Zodiac and the iconic Snow Crash, named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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