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Seveneves

Sprecher: Peter Brooke
Spieldauer: 32 Std. und 40 Min.
4 out of 5 stars (193 Bewertungen)
Regulärer Preis: 31,95 €
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The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction. What would happen if the world were ending?

When a catastrophic event renders the Earth a ticking time bomb, it triggers a feverish race against the inevitable. An ambitious plan is devised to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere. But unforeseen dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain....

Five thousand years later, their progeny - seven distinct races now three billion strong - embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown, to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is at once extraordinary and eerily recognizable. He explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.

©2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2015 Neal Stephenson

Kritikerstimmen

"Genius." ( Time)
"He makes reading so much fun it feels like a deadly sin." ( The New York Times)
"Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the 21st century." (William Gibson)
"[Stephenson is] the hacker Hemingway." ( Newsweek)

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  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars

Not as brilliant as said to be

After reading " The rise and fall of the D.O.D.O." I learned that "Seveneves" is considered to be a better work of fiction.
I cannot understand these critique.
First of all, the books first part is to long and meandering compared to the rest. The cover descrition talks about a future senario, but almost half of it is about the presence.
secondly, a book about " seven eves" i.e. females manages to have male lead characters and more detailed description of the qualities of their respected love interests from the male point of view than development of the female eves. Aida for examle remains highly two dimensional.
thirdly, when finally interesting philisophicall discussions arise between the eves, they are cut short by literaly placing a bomb on the conference room threatening to kill humanity off if they continoue talking. what a sad, violent and masculin approach to problem solving.

3 von 3 Hörern fanden diese Rezension hilfreich

  • Gesamt
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Mixed feelings

I really wanted to like this book, but somehow it's not amazing. Good concepts, but poor execution. Some parts were interesting and well written, but I often found it scattered and characters were not built out all that well.

  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Well-written hard SF with some iconsistencies

It's a great story, and, in contrast to others, I also liked the second part. In fact, I was even looking forward to listening to it, and it did not disappoint: It plausibly explains the concentration of the human race on breeding over the first millennia after Year 0, chiefly because of the utter absence of other/higher scientific priorities. It's not without flaws, though; the story has some illogical things going on, which I'll illustrate as follows (spoiler alert!): * Why don't they recycle dead bodies instead of jettisoning them off into space? * Why did no one confront the archies with the fact that the catastrophe was caused by JBF's spoof asteroid confusing the preambulator so that it couldn't deal with the real one? * How did the survivors at Cleft ever get back into their hacked computer system without any IT expert at hand? * Why does Moira's genetic equipment work on Cleft with little to no gravity, while it was packed away in the beginning exactly with the argument that it won't work without gravity? * Why does none of the Seven Eves suggest to genetically remove narcissism from the human genome or discuss at least the feasibility of it in the light of JBF's constant ramblings? * Why, even 5000 years later at a population of 3 billion humans, haven't those seven races mixed into an indistinguishable amalgamation as proposed by science today?

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Brillante, technische Tiefe; suboptimaler Erzähler

Für alle, deren Details und Tiefe über Story gehen. Oft verteilt Seveneves ab einem Ort der Handlung über ganze Kapitel, um auf die Details eines einzigen Sachverhaltes einzugehen. Tauche tief in die Welt aktueller Science Fiction ab!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • 23.12.2016

Weniger wäre mehr

Der dritte Teil (wie einige andere bereits geschrieben haben), macht einiges kaputt. Viele Stellen sind deutlich zu umfassend beschrieben, anderes (zumindest für mich interessanteres) geht unter. Die Stimmimitationen wirken auf mich oft lächerlich und absolut falsch betont. Ich habe mich oft dabei erwischt die Dialoge im Kopf noch mal mit angenehmeren Stimmen und angemessener Betonung nachzusprechen.
Insgesamt bietet die Grundidee ein sehr interessantes Szenario, welches hier teils gut und teils nicht so gut verarbeitet wurde.
Den dritten Teil kann man überspringen und hat damit etwas, dem ich 4 Sterne geben würde

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Why not end the book after 20h?

Having read/listened to many of Stevenson's books, I was excited about this new story. Really fascinating and thrilling storytelling, great plot, interesting characters, and a fitting ending... after about two thirds of the book. But: Why add this last third, set 5000 years in the future? Instead of a dialogue driven story we get lengthy descriptions of new societies. The last third feels rather detached from the original story and might have worked as a standalone continuation. For me, the last part turned an outstanding five star book into an average three star experience.

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  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Stephenson likes long Stories

I liked the first ⅔ of the book, the author takes his time to build the story. But I felt the last ⅓ as squeezed and rushed. Just like he wanted to come to an end with book, maybe the book company was already knocking at the door.

A couple of things seems to lack a satisfactory explanation. Just don't want to spoil things here.

But overall, if you like the Neal Stephenson, you will like this book.

  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Interessantes Erdendzeitszenario

sehr viele Details und ausgeprägte Charaktere die der Sprecher gut wiedergibt. In großen Bereichen etwas langatmig.



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