Can you believe it, we are in the final month of 2015. To say this year has flown would be an understatement. for those of us preparing to wind down and enjoy the ultimate reward of relaxation we have an interesting read for you to consider tucking into over the December holidays. “Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson is a stunning example of the type of science fiction you would expect to find on Time’s top 10 reads for 2015, in fact the books sits at number 2.
The book spans over a five thousand year period, it explores the outcome of the demise of Earth as we know it. As a human race we must do what is essential for the survival of our species, this includes sending a privileged few into the depths of outer space.
Stephenson writes in incredible detail of the events at hand, his writing style is so focus on circumstantial detail as a reader you become lost in the setting of the novel more than the individual plots. This writing style aids to the point that Neal demonstrates, should these events come to pass, our individuality would not matter as much as our survival.
Not only do we experience the reality of having to leave Earth, we face the unknown of surviving outer space and then to top it all off five thousand years later and three billion in population we embark on a mission to return home.
While the kids enjoy the ocean or the pool this holiday we recommend that you grab your reading specs and get your nose stuck in a worldly adventure.
By Tash Casey
30 November 2015
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