gee & unlay
Readers who love super hard core science fiction.
Something science fiction.
Yes. It was interesting but dragged on and on about subtle things about the main character that I just did not find interesting.
If you like hard core sci-fi that's ponderous and has a lot of techno babble this is your book.
Checking out Brandon Sanderson's work
This is a very wordy author who goes off on tangents that are barely relevant to the story. There are many interesting SCI-FI hooks - interesting weapon, nano-computing, cool space drives, and a fun vision of the future. But getting through all the rhetoric is very hard.
The audio book is well performed (I think the reader gets bored at times) and it can be mono-tomic at times. But overall a good performance.
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
I had some expectations for this book, but .....
I think that all possible factors agreed to combine and create the worst book I read this year.
The details about life in the post accelerando solar system are super interesting.
It's more wandering and less cohesive. The story line is kind of rambling and doesn't really coalesce until near the end.
I like Swan but she's kind of frustrating. I don't admire her. All the other characters sort of blended together for me.
No, I had to take breaks from it. I actually still haven't finished it. I've got like an hour left.
The mars trilogy was awesome. I loved it, which is why I gave this a chance. But I just couldn't get psyched about it. *shrug*
I listened to this 10 minutes after wrapping up the Red Mars series and just loved the feeling of being in the same world (more on this).I enjoy how well KSR builds a world and brings you right into the fold of how the world is built.
I love the extracts but couldn't stand the lists..
I like the brief story's of how the solar systems planets and moon have evolved but I could do with out the sexual oddness
Lastly- there are so many connections and nods to the Mars series that this book is really in the same world even if it's said it's not.
Bottom line is if you like hard science fiction this is a great book.
It could have been about something. I was halfway through and still wondering "what is the point"?
This was my first Kim Stanley Robinson experience. I enjoyed the descriptions of the characters and the landscapes. I enjoyed the pace of the book. It moved quite quick despite the descriptiveness. What I didn't like was the vision of the future. If that's how we turn out, count me out. Honestly, I think I just don't like the vision. Almost everything else was pretty good.
I followed the story without too much trouble. I liked her voice though. Sometimes if you don't like the narrators voice, it's hard to listen. Listen to the sample first. It's not read or written in a way that's easy to listen to. I listen to most audio books while I'm doing something else. This one commands your attention.
Not in Kim, in the future history. I will definitely read another by this author but this particular story just didn't do it for me.
Although not my cup of tea, have a look at the plot summary and listen to the sample. You may be interested. If so, it's a read that will keep your attention for the duration.
This was an interesting story but encumbered by far too many esoteric sidebars and extensions. The story should have been collapsed into one downloads rather than three. Far to many chaters irrelevant to the central story.
Underlying story was interesting - just overly complicated by too many distractions
Stick to the story - don't try to demonstrate how brilliant you think you are!
For sure, I'd try another book by this author. _2312_ felt like a seriously large undertaking. We're shaping galaxies here, people, not just worlds. And I've got mad respect for authors who jump right in. Robinson's writing holds up but the weight of it just collapsed in on me at some point. I swear to God, I gave it my best shot.
Yah. I didn't make it. Mea culpa. Mea culpa.
Not much and I mean that in the best sense. Zimmerman didn't get in the way of the story; I never found myself thinking, "For real? That's the choice you're going with? Well, it's your paycheck." I felt like it was a great delivery.
No; way too big. Jeez...if _The Hobbit_ took three movies, I have serious doubts we'd see the conclusion to _2312_ in this lifetime.
robinson does a great job of weaving a human story through a solar system trotting explanation of humanity's possible future. however, the narrator speech pattern expresses about as much emotion as stephan hawking's.