Seveneves is so much more than science fiction set in space. It feels preparatory, as Stephenson tends to spend a lot time on the technicalities of orbital mechanics, but Stephenson also makes it clear what would really matter in such a catastrophic situation. Political and philosophical existentialism with a great narrative. It is compellingly readable (in the way you would think a story about the moon blowing up and humanity ending would be).
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 17th, 2016