Aurora (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Imagine a deep space colonization mission wherein just about everything that could go wrong does. As the story begins, 2,000 humans, none of whom have ever seen Earth, are 170 years into a deep space colonization mission. The objective of which is to form a settlement on one of our nearest Earth analogues, which those onboard the ship affectionately call Aurora.

All told, Aurora is a book that poses some very interesting questions about our future and the possibility of deep space flight. It's a book about space travel that will leave you thankful you're still on Earth.

-Recommended by Adrian

— From January 2017 Staff Picks


A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, AURORA tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system.
Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.
Our voyage from Earth began generations ago.
Now, we approach our new home.

About the Author

Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt and 2312. In 2008, he was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He lives in Davis, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316098090
ISBN-10: 0316098094
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: April 26th, 2016
Pages: 528
Language: English