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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2016 - Disasters - 867 pages
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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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User Review  - David_David_Katzman - LibraryThing

This is a difficult book to review without discussing spoilers, but I will constrain most of my comments around what is in the book description on Goodreads and hide specifics as needed. I didn’t love ... Read full review

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User Review  - ssimon2000 - LibraryThing

DNF at the 51% mark; no rating given. There is simply too much infodumping going on with this book. The "show don't tell" rule doesn't apply to Mr. Stephenson, apparently, and the plot suffers greatly ... 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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