I was intrigued to read this after a comment on Facebook. A friend posted a line from the book and well, the rest is history, or the future depending on how you want to view things – this is science fiction after all.
The Facebook post mentioned a certain period of time passing very quickly at some point in the story. When I took a quick look at the blurb, I thought I’d give the book a go.
The premise is that the moon, for some unknown reason, comes apart. Some hard science follows as humanity realise that the earth will become uninhabitable in the very near future. Seveneves is the story of humanities survival… or is it – I don’t want to give away too much.
As I read each page my subconscious awaited the time jump – at times this made me quite nervous – it was a spoiler.
This is a long book.
The time jump happened a little over two thirds of the way through.
I could relax a little.
My one criticism is that it felt a little predictable toward the end. I like a nice twist that I don’t see coming, in Seveneves I saw where things were heading.
A good, long book and, it was nice to read a little science fiction without any aliens, super computers and some form of ftl1 travel. But then sometimes, those things allow a few more twists and turns. I suppose It all depends on whether you like your science more fiction or faction.
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