Excellent news for fans of Neal Stephenson’s excellent sci-fi novel: It’s being turned into a movie, courtesy of the creative team that brought Apollo 13 to life .
The Hugo Awards are once again embroiled in controversy, but another major genre award, The Locus Award, has just released their finalists for this year’s award, and it’s an amazing selection of fiction.
Over at Reddit, there’s a terrific discussion among real scientists, talking about the books they love—and the things that drive them nuts. Peeves include fake “chaos theory” magic, “You only use 10 percent of your brain,” futures without advanced computers, and the genetics in Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves.
One web comic that I particularly like is John’s Comic Crits. He picks up an interesting mix of books, but instead of putting pen to paper for a book review, he turns his review into a short comic. His latest one about Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves, is an interesting one.
“As the 21st century unfolds, science fiction increasingly comes to seem like a realist rather than a speculative genre,” says one essay/book review in the L.A. Review of Books. It’s just one of a few great pieces up at the LARB site right now, about the choice of futures we face: Mad Max versus Star Trek.
Neal Stephenson, author of the acclaimed novels Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and Anathem, is here to talk about his latest, Seveneves, and chat with us about his visions of the future.
Famed scifi author Neal Stephenson’s new novel Seveneves is out today, and one of the most exciting things about it is that it’s packed with realistic representations of space megastructures where humans live. We talked to Stephenson about his ideas, and have some exclusive art from Weta showing what they look like.
The following excerpt is chapter one from Neal Stephenson’s new novel, Seveneves. Stephenson is also the author of the novels Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and Anathem.