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Aurora

John W. Campbell Memorial Award, 2016

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780356500485

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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

This ambitious hard SF epic shows Robinson at the top of his game
Publishers Weekly - starred review
The best book I read in 2015
Cory Doctorow
A rousing tribute to the human spirit.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Robinson creates an absolutely convincing population of generations yielding to generations . . . [A] near-perfect marriage of the technical and the psychological
NPR Books
If Interstellar left you wanting more, then this novel might just fill that longing
io9.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
Another masterpiece of future-building from Robinson . . . compelling drama
Financial Times
Aurora is Robinson's best book yet . . . Heart-wrenching, provocative
Scientific American
The kind of speculation that he is quite brilliant at . . . Magnificent
Sunday Times
Humanity's first trip to another star is incredibly ambitious, impeccably planned and executed on a grand scale in Aurora.
SPACE.COM
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
A magnificent piece of writing . . . perhaps his best ever
Guardian