I recently finished Aurora (Audible version).Â I started out interested in it because I have also written generation ship books, and I find the generation ship to be a particularly interesting setting. Â There is a lot of technology and a lot of big dreaming and hope that travels with these ships, and putting a lot of humans in a tin can (even if its big and well engineered) tends to produce interesting results. Which it does here.
Of note, AuroraÂ is both well written and well-narrated. Â It’s a huge scope work (as you would expect from KSR). The only thing I didn’t like was the main premise,Â which I won’t give away here.Â Â ItÂ impliesÂ challenges to space travel that I hadn’t thought of (and should have). Â I’m considering it food for thought.
That aside,Â it’s a beautifulÂ book, full of great world building and interesting characters. Â Robinson is also a great line by line writer, and always fun to read on that level. Â I recommend it highly.