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    summary Seveneves Neal Stephenson ✓ 6 review [KINDLE] Seveneves author Neal Stephenson Okay so the first two thirds of this was shaping up to be pretty much my favorite book ever like if someone had called me up and said okay we will get any author you name and they will write exactly the book you would like to read just give us a list of what you wantAnd then I gave them a list something like this and was like NEAL STEPHENSON PLEASE Someone succeeding through clever means APOCALYPSE Something

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    [KINDLE] Seveneves author Neal Stephenson Neal Stephenson ✓ 6 review The science and world building is awesome The storytelling and character development not so much soThere is a guideline for writing they say sh

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    summary Seveneves [KINDLE] Seveneves author Neal Stephenson summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Neal Stephenson Amazing stand alone sci fi highly recommended I guess Neal Stephenson is a legend for a reason

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    summary Seveneves [KINDLE] Seveneves author Neal Stephenson summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Neal Stephenson The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason I guess in order to indulge in a bit of world building one must destroy the world first Neal Stephenson is a genius A polymath with a wide range of interests he specializes in the big idea and the concrete the better In this way he carries forward the tradition of hard science fiction in which the best example is probably Arthur C Clarke Stephenson eschews FTL transportation time

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    [KINDLE] Seveneves author Neal Stephenson summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Neal Stephenson summary Seveneves “We're not hunter gatherers any We're all living like patients in the intensive care unit of a hospital What k

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    [KINDLE] Seveneves author Neal Stephenson From Neal StephensonTo William Morrow PublisherDear FriendsI've got a great idea for a new novel I've decided to call it Seveneves which is a palindrome In case you didn't know a palindrome is a word phrase number or other seuence of characters which reads the same backward or forward Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters punctuation and word dividers By the way punctuation prior to the development

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    [KINDLE] Seveneves author Neal Stephenson I don't know what all those complainers are going on about As far as I can see I just got two novels for the price of one The first 23rds is all hard science fiction where science matters and the whole thing is tied together with plausibility The last third is pure unadulterated speculative fiction with damn fine worldbuilding an

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    [KINDLE] Seveneves author Neal Stephenson Seveneves 600 pages of infodumping leaves little room for plot developmentOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureI must be developing

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    [KINDLE] Seveneves author Neal Stephenson summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Neal Stephenson summary Seveneves Official announcementSo after 650 pages of 850 Seveneves I are going our separate ways I've decided he's a bore He just dwells too much on technical minutiae I like to focus on people characters enjoy the adventure in books

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    summary Seveneves summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Neal Stephenson Neal Stephenson ✓ 6 review I knew I was going to hate this novel around page 270 when Mr Stephenson technocrat extraordinaire decided to spend a page complaining about modern gender theory and academic leftists who were wasting time and energy I had already been put of

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summary Seveneves

summary Seveneves Seveneves free read ´ 6 summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Neal Stephenson What would happen if the world were endingA catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb In a feverish race against the inevitable nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the. Amazing stand alone sci fi highly recommended I guess Neal Stephenson is a legend for a reason

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Seveneves

summary Seveneves Seveneves free read ´ 6 summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Neal Stephenson Survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere in outer spaceBut the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers until only a handful of s. From Neal StephensonTo William Morrow PublisherDear FriendsI ve got a great idea for a new novel I ve decided to call it Seveneves which is a palindrome In case you didn t know a palindrome is a word phrase number or other seuence of characters which reads the same backward or forward Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters punctuation and word dividers By the way punctuation prior to the development of printing was light and haphazard William Caxton 1474 the first printer of books in English used three punctuation marks the stroke for marking word groups the colon for marking distinct syntactic pauses and the period for marking the ends of sentences and brief pausesAnyway the idea for Seveneves came to me when I wondered to myself What would happen if the world were ending And what would be a fantastic way to end the world than by having the moon explode I will keep folks on tenterhooks hooks used to fasten cloth on a drying frame or tenter by not telling them why just referring to the source of the explosion cryptically as The Agent and break into several large pieces that then break into smaller and smaller pieces and eventual fall out of orbit towards Earth where they will rain down total destruction upon all living things on the surface of the Earth The surface of the earth is known to geologists as the crust and the crust occupies less than 1% of Earth s volume The oceanic crust of the sheet is different from its continental crust The oceanic crust is 5 km 3 mi to 10 km 6 mi thick and is composed primarily of basalt diabase and gabbro gabbro of course being a dark coarse grained plutonic rock of crystalline texture consisting mainly of pyroxene plagioclase feldspar and often olivineAnd when the best thinkers on Earth deduce that they are going to be smashed to smithereens always wondered where that word came from perhaps from the Irish smidir n they team up and try to get a large group of humans off the Earth and colonized in space orbit around Earth in the two years they have before the great rain of particles reaches its most destructive phase One of the main characters will be a thinly disguised Neil deGrasse Tyson and I ll throw in a guy who is suspiciously similar to Elon Musk just to keep things fresh Elon Musk you ll remember is a South African born Canadian American business magnate engineer inventor and investor He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors and chairman of SolarCity Musk has also envisioned a conceptual high speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop and has proposed a VTOL supersonic jet aircraft with electric fan propulsion That whole area interests me greatly by the way and so I think I m going to focus a lot on orbital mechanics when I get to the part where the survivors colonize space because really who cares about the billions of people that will end up fried to a crisp back on planet Earth I mean where is the drama in that when we ve got bolide trajectory calculations and solar radiation calculations and theories about the feasibility of various throws and holds of Greco Roman wrestling in zero gravity Of course you know that Greco Roman US or Graeco Roman UK wrestling is a style of wrestling that is practiced worldwide It was contested at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has been included in every edition of the summer Olympics held since 1908 According to the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles FILA Greco Roman wrestling is one of the six main forms of amateur competitive wrestling practised internationally today The other five forms are Freestyle wrestling GrapplingSubmission wrestling Beach wrestling Pankration athlima AlyshBelt wrestling and TraditionalFolk wrestlingOh and there will be a super big comet shard that comes into play because they ll need the water from that shard to be heated and the steam used as propulsion to move the space station and its adjoining linked spacecrafts containing the Earth s remaining population into a higher orbit so that the survivors don t get pulled back into the Earth s gravity and have a chance at living off the planet for several thousand years until the Earth is ready to be repopulated There will be plenty of super detailed descriptions of all of this stuff for many hundreds of pages in the book so don t worry if you ve missed something or it s unclear I believe it was Shakespeare who said brevity is the soul of wit but I m not going for wit with this book I m going for the antithesis of wit with this novel so if we think of brevity as A and the soul of wit as B then AB and of course in propositional logic transposition is a valid rule of replacement that permits one to switch the antecedent with the conseuent of a conditional statement in a logical proof if they are also both negated It is the inference from the truth of A implies B the truth of Not B implies not A and conversely Further I d propose that it is very closely related to the rule of inference modus tollens But I do throw in something kinda funny around page 786So finally after I ve invested all this time and effort into the incredibly detailed world building and tossed in a huge number of thinly sketched characters to help make the incredibly ornate some might say rococo r ko ko or ro k ko less commonly roccoco or Late Baroue you know the 18th century artistic movement and style affecting many aspects of the arts including painting sculpture architecture interior design decoration literature music and theatre that developed in the early 18th century in Paris France as a reaction against the grandeur symmetry and strict regulations of the Baroue especially of the Palace of Versailles Rococo artists and architects used a jocular florid and graceful approach to the Baroue accumulation of facts and descriptions digestible and relatable to someone who is not either a post doctoral MIT graduate or an individual somewhere on the autism spectrum I m gonna throw a curve at the reader by starting the third section of the book with Five Thousand Years Later I can just imagine my readers hugging themselves with delight at this audacious leap forwardI don t want to go into detail about the final third of the book so let s just say that it will provide users with a complicated description of the architectural engineering involved in housing 3 billion people in space as well as the anthropological genetic and cultural ramifications of humans living in space for thousands of years all while keeping the interior lives of these people at a far remove so that my readers don t get bogged down in all that interpersonal and emotional complexityIf I can just say in closing heterozygosity is super important to the themes I m trying to grapple with in what I consider to be a fairly streamlined and gripping fast paced thriller Remember a diploid organism is heterozygous at a gene locus when its cells contain two different alleles of a gene The cell or organism is called a heterozygote specifically for the allele in uestion therefore heterozygosity refers to a specific genotypeI should have the first draft of this book ready for your perusal sometime in the next few years or so so please book me into a meeting with the art department sometime around then I look forward to working with you to make this next book a huge successYour trulyNealPS I cannot stress enough the importance of heterozygosity to the narrative PSS Oh and bolides Look it up

Neal Stephenson ✓ 6 review

summary Seveneves Seveneves free read ´ 6 summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Neal Stephenson Urvivors remainFive thousand years later their progeny seven distinct races now three billion strong embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time Earth. I don t know what all those complainers are going on about As far as I can see I just got two novels for the price of one The first 23rds is all hard science fiction where science matters and the whole thing is tied together with plausibility The last third is pure unadulterated speculative fiction with damn fine worldbuilding and extrapolation from the first 23rdsLet me back up I can honestly say that I loved the gigantic erector set that was the first novel but I will admit that I wasn t head over heels in love with most of the characters and the few that I really liked were at least two dimensional This isn t a condemnation A lot had to be covered to get us from a happyish world through a blown up moon to a mad scramble to survive before the earth gets fireballed by our ex moon That means the International Space Station needs one hell of an upgrade A lot happens and it s tragic and heroic and beautiful I ve read a lot worse hard sf and when I say it it s not a condemnation either Hard sf is a lifestyle choice It s hard to do and successfully pull off a great story with great characters against say any other novel that doesn t care about consistency and scrupulous attention to detailMr Stephenson pulls it off and I m not just touting him because I m a lifelong fan of his writings I m saying the novel is solidNow on to the second novel A lot of people have a problem with this one going What the fuck Not me This is where we stop being grounded and we let our imaginations fly A lot can and will happen in 5000 years from the last hurrah of the plausible and likely end of humanitySo I see another tradition being followed one I like even than the strict master of hard sf I immediately got sucked into the imagery the action the curiosity the mystery and the unfolding of a brand new Earth I don t need to bring up all the greats who have done hopeful and optimistic futures although I will if anyone asks but Mr Stephenson has served up a beauty So much is bright and colorful about it and I m including the different human races the flying the landscape and the revelations about what the people find down there No spoilers but suffice to say there s always a way to bring conflict in even though the future is hopeful It was a sheer pleasure to explore and if the novel was NOT an extension of the first 23 I m pretty sure that most of the haters out there would have thought it was an interesting tale on par with any of the classics It s all about survival rebuilding and restoring genetic engineering massive scale engineering and the supremely toned down idea that love enduresIt was very touchingAll right I ll mention Brin It reminds me of the best of BrinSo that brings me back to the main uestion Should these two novels be considered one There s obviously ties throughout the second one but I ll be honest with you they could have been added long after the fact just so the second novel could see print That s a very negative way to view it in my opinion because I happened to love it for what it wasIs it a sign of the times that old style adventure novels set in the deep future can t get published any longer I hope not I d love to see assuming the stories still kick assBut to answer my own uestion Yes and No The first novel could easily have turned into an ultimate bummer The second novel could stand on its own Left to itself the first novel would have absolutely needed some sort of machinery of god or perhaps the triumphant return of the assholes who had raced to Mars It would have needed something anyway to satisfy the readers We aren t reading traditional fiction It wasn t a character study If the only way to give the reader what she wants is to give us a resolution that doubles as a whole second novel then I say Hell yesBecause at least this way I wouldn t have to wait a long time for a seuel when I wasn t satisfied with the first Can you imagine or do you remember when Hyperion came out and you got to the end and went Huh with no Fall of Hyperion to complete it It s the same deal although I ll be honest Hyperion is still better than this novel If you peeps haven t read it then do so It s still very high praise to be compared to it even in a lesser capacityOf course Neal Stephenson has a whole catalog of some of my absolute favorite reading list so I m amazingly biased hereWas this novel good You betcha Did it surprise Absolutely Do I recommend Yes for fans of the SFF genre with keen eyes and adjustable expectationsUpdate 42716This has been nominated for 2016 Hugo for best novelWhile I think it s pretty awesome in retrospect for the ideas the science and the rather epic scope of both saving the race in the first part of the novel and the far ish future ramifications in the last 23rds of the novel there were also wide swaths of boring info dumping too I might have gone hog wild all over this novel as the biggest contender for the Hugo otherwise but that might also have something to do with how much of a fanboy I am for the author Unfortunately this is isn t my first or even second choice for the Hugo winner for this year Good promise but the pacing was off

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  • Seveneves
  • Neal Stephenson
  • English
  • 03 September 2018
  • 9780062190413