Aurora Novel Book by Kim Stanley Robinson Author
A major new novel from one of science fiction’s most powerful voices, AURORA tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system.
Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.
Our voyage from Earth began generations ago.
Now, we approach our new home.
Review From Other
“The thrilling creation of plausible future technology and the grandness of imagination…magnificent.”―Sunday Times on Aurora
“[Robinson is] a rare contemporary writer to earn a reputation on par with earlier masters such as Isaac Asimov or Arthur C. Clarke.”―Chicago Tribune on Aurora
“Aurora may well be Robinson’s best novel…breaks us out of our well-ingrained, supremely well-rehearsed habits of apocalypse – and lets us see the option of a different future than permanent, hopeless standoff.”―Los Angeles Review of Books on Aurora
“Humanity’s first trip to another star is incredibly ambitious, impeccably planned and executed on a grand scale in Aurora.”―SPACE.com on Aurora
“[A] near-perfect marriage of the technical and the psychological.”―NPR Books on Aurora
“[A] heart-warming, provocative tale.”―Scientific American on Aurora
“This ambitious hard SF epic shows Robinson at the top of his game… [A] poignant story, which admirably stretches the limits of human imagination.”―Publishers Weekly on Aurora
“This is hard SF the way it’s mean to be written: technical, scientific, with big ideas and a fully realized society. Robinson is an acknowledged sf master-his Mars trilogy and his stand-alone novel 2312 (2012) were multiple award winners and nominees-and this latest novel is sure to be a big hit with devoted fans of old-school science fiction.”―Booklist on Aurora
“Intellectually engaged and intensely humane in a way SF rarely is, exuberantly speculative in a way only the best SF can be, this is the work of a writer at or approaching the top of his game.”―Iain M. Banks on 2312
“2312 is a monumental tour-de-force that re-imagines the solar system in ways no one has envisioned before. Whether comparing the compositions of Beethoven to those of skylarks and warblers, or describing a life-threatening sunrise on Mercury, Robinson fills 2312 with joy and exuberance, danger and fear, and the steadily mounting suspense of a mystery that spans the planets. This is the finest novel yet from the author who gave us the Mars Trilogy and GALILEO’S DREAM. An amazing accomplishment.”―Robert Crais Author
“Robinson’s extraordinary completeness of vision results in a magnificently realized, meticulously detailed future in which social and biological changes keep pace with technological developments.”―Publishers Weekly on 2312
” In his vibrant, often moving new novel, 2312, Robinson’s extrapolation is hard-wired to a truly affecting personal love story. […] Perhaps Robinson’s finest novel, 2312 is a treasured gift to fans of passionate storytelling; readers will be with Swan and Wahram in the tunnel long after reaching the last page.”―LA Times
“Inherently epic stuff… expect interplanetary strife, conspiracies, more big ideas than most SF authors pack into a trilogy… [yet] this is ultimately in so many respects a book about Earth… a wise and wondrous novel”―SFX on 2312