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20 Reddit comments about Seveneves:

u/random_pattern · 13 pointsr/starterpacks

It was brutal. I wasn't that good. But there were many people who were superb. It was such a pleasure watching them perform.

Here are some sci-fi recommendations (you may have read them already, but I thought I'd offer anyway):

Serious Scifi:

Anathem the "multiverse" (multiple realities) and how all that works
Seveneves feminism meets eugenics—watch out!
The Culture series by Iain Banks, esp Book 2, the Player of Games Banks is dead, but wrote some of the best intellectual scifi ever

Brilliant, Visionary:

Accelerando brilliant and hilarious; and it's not a long book
Snowcrash classic
Neuromancer another classic

Tawdry yet Lyrical (in a good way):

Dhalgren beautiful, poetic, urban, stream of consciousness, and more sex than you can believe

Underrated Classics:

Voyage to Arcturus ignore the reviews and the bad cover of this edition (or buy a diff edition); this is the ONE book that every true scifi and fantasy fan should read before they die

Stress Pattern, by Neal Barrett, Jr. I can't find this on Amazon, but it is a book you should track down. It is possibly the WORST science fiction book ever written, and that is why you must read it. It's a half-assed attempt at a ripoff of Dune without any of the elegance or vision that Herbert had, about a giant worm that eats people on some distant planet. A random sample: "A few days later when I went to the edge of the grove to ride the Bhano I found him dead. I asked Rhamik what could have happened and he told me that life begins, Andrew, and life ends. Well, so it does."

u/old_dog_new_trick · 6 pointsr/booksuggestions

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson deals with the years leading up to an apocalyptic event, as well as what happens after the re-building.

u/thepensivepoet · 6 pointsr/IAmA
u/PressEveryButton · 5 pointsr/BeAmazed

it's a science fiction story, so characters and plot line.


r/seveneves also exists, but is mostly incomprehensible without reading the book first.

u/tedivm · 3 pointsr/AskScienceFiction

Neil Stephenson wrote Seveneves with this premise, and it's supposedly somewhat scientifically accurate. Basically the debris would keep smashing itself into pieces that would spin off into the earth, and the constant bombardment would heat the atmosphere up and kill all life (except maybe some things in the deeper parts of the ocean).

u/kylesleeps · 3 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Swan Song - Robert McCammon Of the books I read last year this was my favorite.

Old Man's War - John Scazi - It's a pretty fun Military Sci-fi series

Leviathan Wakes - S. A. Corey - Near space, space opera.

Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson - Epic Fantasy with an interesting magic system, good place to start with a popular author

The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie - "Grimm Dark" fantasy, he does an interesting thing by playing with a LotR style quest.

The Black Prism - Brent Weeks - Interesting Magic system, one of my favorite ongoing fantasy series. Much better than his first trilogy IMHO

Midnight Riot - Ben Aaronovitch - Funny urban fantasy series that takes place in London

His Majesty's Dragon - Namoi Novik - Napoleonic* war + dragon's, fun quick reads.

Sevenes - Neal Stephenson - Stand Alone sci-fi novel about human's trying to survive in space as the world ends.

I can suggest more if you want, and I assume you've probably read at least some of these. Hope you enjoy some of them at least though.

u/dngaay · 3 pointsr/megalophobia

Here. Heads up though-- parts of it are extremely technical and a little dry, but if you power that the story is great

u/F117Nighthawk · 2 pointsr/Cardinals

I am interested in reading Seveneves next. You can listen to it free on YouTube.

u/court12b · 2 pointsr/videos

Check out Cumulus. Freaking wonderful.

Also, Stephenson's Seveneves could be considered distopian..either way it's some badass hard scifi.

u/Capissen38 · 2 pointsr/space
u/Brohozombie · 2 pointsr/movies

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

u/GodzillaMarketer · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

The Power by Naomi Alderman (bonus for girl power!)

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (mutation theme comes later in the book, but worth it)

u/afcagroo · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

It depends on the mass and velocity of the object. It could range from nothing at all, to complete destruction of life on Earth. There's a recent book by Neal Stephenson called "Seveneves" that goes into the latter in great detail, at least in one scenario.

Essentially, the moon gets broken up by some unknown thing. The pieces start colliding, breaking them up and changing their orbits. After a period of some months, they start raining down on Earth in large numbers. The entry of so many fast, massive objects into the atmosphere superheats it, frying everything on the surface and boiling the upper parts of the oceans.

While his descriptions of what could happen in such an event are scientifically reasonable, be warned that some of his ideas about how humanity might survive such an event are extremely unlikely at best.

Of course, a major fragment of the moon falling to Earth could have other repercussions, such as breaking up our planet, or simply causing the same kind of climate change that is believed to have killed off some of the dinosaurs.

u/Robot_Spider · 1 pointr/Astroneer

Is that the new Seveneves mod?

u/TsaristMustache · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Not zombie related, but A Canticle for Leibowitz is an interesting take on society carrying on after the earth is destroyed.

And SeveNeves by Stephenson is about a group of people that left earth before a cosmic event made it uninhabitable, coming back thousands of years later to start over.

u/thedarkerside · 1 pointr/aspergers
u/roylennigan · 1 pointr/dataisbeautiful

kinda a different outlook on this idea, but if you like that, you should read seveneves.

u/PixInsightFTW · -9 pointsr/Astronomy

The moon's rotational velocity would be turned into linear velocity (with respect to the Earth-Moon system) and it would go off on a 'straight line'. What happens next depends on the time of the month, oddly.

If that line happened to be roughly parallel with Earth's orbital direction, at full moon or new moon, it would likely stay in the big Earth orbit around the sun.

If the line was more perpendicular, during first or third quarter, it would be launched toward or away from the sun. Depending on the angle, it could slingshot around the sun and then get permanently ejected from the solar system. Either way, it would likely not hit anything on the way out, though its path might be modified by a gas giant's gravity if close enough.

Final thing to keep in mind when visualizing this strange occurrence: the Moon is about 30 Earth diameters from Earth... lots of space.

But what if the moon broke up instead for some reason? Read this great Neal Stephenson book to find out what might happen.