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Cover & Synopsis: SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson

Here’s the (unspectacular) cover and (way more interesting) synopsis for Neal Stephenson’s upcoming novel Seveneves….

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anatham, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years.

What would happen if the world were ending?

A 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 survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . .

Five 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.

A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 880 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (May 19, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 0062190377
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062190376

Cover & Synopsis, Neal Stephenson

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4 Comments on Cover & Synopsis: SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson

  1. Yeah… so not digging this cover. I guess I’ll hold out hope for the UK cover:

    http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008132552/seveneves

  2. Sounds AWESOME. Take my money now!

  3. David Greybeard // February 7, 2015 at 9:38 am //

    B&N is pre-selling autographed copies.

  4. I was less than impressed with Reamde and The Mongoliad, so I’ll probably wait on this new one. But i’d reread Baroque Cycle and Zodiac in a heartbeat.

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