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Aurora

John W. Campbell Memorial Award, 2016

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780748126460

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‘What a saga! Scifi with honest, complex humanity, physics, biology, sociology’ – Tom Hanks

‘Aurora is a magnificent piece of writing, certainly Robinson’s best novel since his mighty Mars trilogy, perhaps his best ever’ – Guardian

Our voyage from Earth began generations ago.

Now, we approach our destination.

A new home.

Aurora.

Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, Aurora is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

‘An accessible novel packed with big ideas, wonders, jeopardy and, at the end, a real emotional punch’ SFX

‘Aurora is Robinson’s best book yet . . . Heart-wrenching, provocative’
Scientific American

‘Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction’s greats’
Sunday Times

Novels by Kim Stanley Robinson:

Icehenge
The Memory of Whiteness
A Short, Sharp Shock
Antarctica
The Years of Rice and Salt
Galileo’s Dream
2312
Shaman
Aurora
New York 2140
Red Moon

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Reviews

If Interstellar left you wanting more, then this novel might just fill that longing
io9.com
Robinson creates an absolutely convincing population of generations yielding to generations . . . [A] near-perfect marriage of the technical and the psychological
NPR Books
Aurora is a brilliant book. It is a challenging book. It is one that I savored, that I devoted all my attention towards, that I loved with every fiber of my being. It is one of the best books of science fiction I've read, and the best book I've read all year
Book Smugglers
Aurora is the best book I read in 2015
Cory Doctorow
Aurora is a magnificent piece of writing, certainly Robinson's best novel since his mighty Mars trilogy, perhaps his best ever
Adam Roberts, Guardian
A rousing tribute to the human spirit.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Aurora is Robinson's best book yet . . . Heart-wrenching, provocative
Scientific American
An accessible novel packed with big ideas, wonders, jeopardy and, at the end, a real emotional punch
SFX
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
This ambitious hard SF epic shows Robinson at the top of his game
Publishers Weekly - starred review
Humanity's first trip to another star is incredibly ambitious, impeccably planned and executed on a grand scale in Aurora.
SPACE.COM
[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