Aurora

  • by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by Ali Ahn
  • 17 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Troubled science fiction

The story here is set a few hundred years into the future, as mankind has begun an expedition to colonise distant worlds. Technology is still limited and therefore generation ships consisting of a few thousand people are dispatched, their journeys expected to take upwards of a hundred years.

I struggled with the story, not that it is difficult to follow and indeed it was well written and well narrated, however I just could not establish what point it was really trying to make. This book falls into the category of the sort of space exploration science fiction that sends the message that Earth is the best we'll find and we shouldn't waste time looking elsewhere.

A lot of the science and ideas involved are very interesting, though in the end I found the story to be quite dull and ultimately a message that we should be glad of what we have got and to take care of the Earth. Not quite what one expects from space exploration sci-fi.
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- D. M. York

An alternative view on colonisation

An interesting take on space exploration. The narrative style in the later parts is slightly reminiscent of Stapledon's "First and Last Men" - though far more conventional. Well worth listening to.
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- Colin Dente

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK