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Seveneves

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It’s hard to say a lot about Neal Stephenson’s latest solo-written novel without spoiling its best ideas and plot twists. Since many of the books pleasures comes from those, I will settle for saying that the palindromic title presages the overall cleverness of the book. Depending on your interests you will probably find the balance of discursiveness versus plot off from time to time, but overall Stephenson’s careful explanation of concepts in the context of a complex social, political, and cultural framework is world building at its best. I don’t know if he has sequels in mind, but there is plenty of potential for it in the rich story he has created.

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2 Comments

  1. johnmmartin says:

    In the most shallow of responses, I want to know how long it is. I just can’t face the sheer length of some of his previous work.

  2. halshop says:

    At 880 pages, it’s long. But often the pages fly by quickly. 🙂

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