Seveneves

The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction. President Barack Obama’s summer reading choice and recently optioned by Ron Howard and IMAGINE to be made into a major motion picture.

Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008132534

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

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The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction. President Barack Obama’s summer reading choice and recently optioned by Ron Howard and IMAGINE to be made into a major motion picture.

Seveneves A Novel by Neal Stephenson Trivia On Books

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Trivia-on-Book: Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! In Stephenson's speculative fiction novel, humanity learns that life on Earth as they know it will soon come to an end. They must decide how and who gets to survive. After two years of planning, they finally build a Cloud Ark, which is made of several small rockets, that is capable of sustaining human life while orbiting space. Once there, survivors face confrontations with each other, disease, and doubt, all while carrying humanity's fate in their hands. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Seveneves by Neal Stephenson that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

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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 both ...

Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062457780

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SEVENEVES was included on President Obama's Summer 2016 reading list. SEVENEVES was one of only five books recommended by Bill Gates as "must reads" for Summer 2016.

Rooted and Rising

Science fiction writer Neal Stephenson wrote a book published in 2015 called
Seveneves.1 The premise of the book is that something explodes the moon into
seven chunks that eventually begin colliding with each other, sending pieces ...

Author: Leah D. Schade

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538127776

Category: Religion

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Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew their capacity for compassionate, purposeful, and joyful action. Leah Schade and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas gather twenty-one faith leaders, scientists, community organizers, theologians, and grassroots climate activists to offer wisdom for fellow pilgrims grappling with the weight of climate change. Acknowledging the unprecedented nature of our predicament—the fact that climate disruption is unraveling the web of life and threatening the end of human civilization—the authors share their stories of grief and hope, fear and faith. Together, the essays, introductory sections, and discussion questions reveal that our present crisis can elicit a depth of wisdom, insight, and motivation with power to guide us toward a more peaceful, just, and Earth-honoring future. With a foreword by Mary Evelyn Tucker and a special introduction by Bill McKibben, the book presents an interfaith perspective that welcomes and challenges readers of all backgrounds.

Stages of Transmutation

In Neal Stephenson's novel Seveneves (2015), for unknown reasons, the moon
has exploded into seven pieces, which, it is calculated, will collide with one
another and cause fragments to fall into earth's orbit for a period of two hundred
years ...

Author: Tom Idema

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135184699X

Category: Literary Criticism

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Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism develops the theoretical perspective of environmental posthumanism through analyses of acclaimed science fiction novels by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Jeff VanderMeer, in which the human species suddenly transforms in response to new or changing environments. Narrating dramatic ecological events of human-to-nonhuman encounter, invasion, and transmutation, these novels allow the reader to understand the planet as an unstable stage for evolution and the human body as a home for bacteria and viruses. Idema argues that by drawing tension from biological theories of interaction and emergence (e.g. symbiogenesis, epigenetics), these works unsettle conventional relations among characters, technologies, story-worlds, and emplotment, refiguring the psychosocial work of the novel as always already biophysical. Problematizing a desire to compartmentalize and control life as the property of human subjects, these novels imagine life as an environmentally mediated, staged event that enlists human and nonhuman actors. Idema demonstrates how literary narratives of transmutation render biological lessons of environmental instability and ecological interdependence both meaningful and urgent—a vital task in a time of mass extinction, hyperpollution, and climate change. This volume is an important intervention for scholars of the environmental humanities, posthumanism, literature and science, and science and technology studies.


Robotization of Work

SEVENEVES. (NEAL. STEPHENSON,. 2015). Neal Stephenson stands out, like
Arthur C. Clarke in his time, for including many actual scientific research results in
his science fiction.44 In Seveneves there is so much science – space science ...

Author: Barbara Czarniawska

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1839100958

Category: Business & Economics

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In this timely book, Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges examine the hopes and fears around work and job security inspired by automation, from the original coining of the term ‘robot’ to the present day media fascination. Have these hopes and fears changed or do they remain the same? This discerning book investigates whether these changes in perception correlate to actual changes taking place in the field of robotics.

Bibliophile

“The People Who Survive, an interview with Neal Stephenson, author of
Seveneves.” Electric Lit, June 18, 2015. https://electricliterature .com/the-people-
who-survive-an-interview-with-neal- stephenson-author-of-seveneves-
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Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145216827X

Category: Art

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Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club Book lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in: Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books Sampling the most famous fictional meals Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers. If you have read or own: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

Fall or Dodge in Hell

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun sprung from the unique genius of Neal Stephenson: a magnificent drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, past and future, reality and belief, the ...

Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062458736

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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A New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller—Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. Dick—that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds. In his youth, Richard “Dodge” Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Now in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia. One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions. Long ago, when a much younger Dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived. In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on. It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. An eternal afterlife—the Bitworld—is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem . . . Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.

The Everlasting Quest

Seven nights , he saw no star , Though all the stars followed their ways ; Seven
days , he heard no sound Of all the fiery babble of birds Or bellowing of the bison
herds Or parley of brutes that prowled around ; Seven dawns and seven eves ...

Author: Henry Law Webb

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Category: Gilgamesh

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Journal

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ram, one year old and under t WO - Best three ram lambs................ Best pen of ...

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Our Secret War

True American Spy Stories, 1917-1919 Thomas Marvin Johnson. PART SEVEN
EVES - DROPPING DVENTURES OF WOMEN SPIES THE AMERICANS KNEW
PART SEVEN EVES - DROPPING ADVENTURES OF WOMEN SPIES THE Part ...

Author: Thomas Marvin Johnson

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Category: World War, 1914-1918

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Cryptonomicon

A gripping and page-turning thriller that explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century. From the author of the three-volume historical epic 'The Baroque Cycle' and Seveneves.

Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446440524

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

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A gripping and page-turning thriller that explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century. From the author of the three-volume historical epic 'The Baroque Cycle' and Seveneves. In his legendary, sprawling masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century. In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse - a mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy - is assigned to Detachment 2702, an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists. Some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. Their mission is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. Waterhouse is flung into a cryptographic chess match against his German counterpart - one where every move determines the fate of thousands. In the present day, Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. Joining forces with the tough-as-nails Amy, Randy attempts tosecretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat. But their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 - and an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. There are two ways this could go: towards unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty - or towards a totalitarian nightmare... Profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyperactive, Cryptonomicon is a work of great art, thought and creative daring, the product of a ingenious imagination working with white-hot intensity.

Forty Signs of Rain

Hauntingly yet humorously realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines. When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter.

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553898175

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt presents a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation’s capital—and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly yet humorously realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines. When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It’s a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of technology, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts—one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.

The Confusion

... The Juncto Hôtel Arcachon BOOK 4: BONANZA En Route from Paris to London
Excerpt from Seveneves The Age of the One Moon The Seven Sisters Scouts
About the Author Also by Neal Stephenson Credits Copyright About the Publisher
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Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061793388

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

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In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver ... nay, gold ... nay, legendary gold. In Europe, the exquisite and resourceful Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France's most dashing privateer. Penniless and at risk from those who desire either her or her head (or both), she is caught up in a web of international intrigue, even as she desperately seeks the return of her most precious possession. Meanwhile, Newton and Leibniz continue to propound their grand theories as their infamous rivalry intensifies, stubborn alchemy does battle with the natural sciences, dastardly plots are set in motion ... and Daniel Waterhouse seeks passage to the Massachusetts colony in hopes of escaping the madness into which his world has descended. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

The Baroque Cycle

Contents. Books by Neal Stephenson Quicksilver Neal Stephenson The
Confusion Neal Stephenson The System of the World About the Author About the
Publisher Books by Neal Stephenson Seveneves The Baroque Cycle EBook
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Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062378589

Category: Fiction

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Get all three novels in Neal Stephenson's New York Times bestselling "Baroque Cycle" in one e-book, including: Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World. This three-volume historical epic delivers intrigue, adventure, and excitement set against the political upheaval of the early 18th century.

Noumenon

With nods to Arthur C. Clarke’s Rama series and the real science of Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves, a touch of Hugh Howey’s Wool, and echoes of Octavia Butler’s voice, a powerful tale of space travel, adventure, discovery, and humanity ...

Author: Marina J. Lostetter

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062497855

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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A Publishers Weekly "Best Books of 2017" pick! A Kirkus Reviews "Best Books of 2017" pick! A B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasty Blog "Best SFF of 2017" pick! With nods to Arthur C. Clarke’s Rama series and the real science of Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves, a touch of Hugh Howey’s Wool, and echoes of Octavia Butler’s voice, a powerful tale of space travel, adventure, discovery, and humanity that unfolds through a series of generational vignettes. In 2088, humankind is at last ready to explore beyond Earth’s solar system. But one uncertainty remains: Where do we go? Astrophysicist Reggie Straifer has an idea. He’s discovered an anomalous star that appears to defy the laws of physics, and proposes the creation of a deep-space mission to find out whether the star is a weird natural phenomenon, or something manufactured. The journey will take eons. In order to maintain the genetic talent of the original crew, humankind’s greatest ambition—to explore the furthest reaches of the galaxy— is undertaken by clones. But a clone is not a perfect copy, and each new generation has its own quirks, desires, and neuroses. As the centuries fly by, the society living aboard the nine ships (designated Convoy Seven) changes and evolves, but their mission remains the same: to reach Reggie’s mysterious star and explore its origins—and implications. A mosaic novel of discovery, Noumenon—in a series of vignettes—examines the dedication, adventure, growth, and fear of having your entire world consist of nine ships in the vacuum of space. The men and women, and even the AI, must learn to work and live together in harmony, as their original DNA is continuously replicated and they are born again and again into a thousand new lives. With the stars their home and the unknown their destination, they are on a voyage of many lifetimes—an odyssey to understand what lies beyond the limits of human knowledge and imagination.


The Minor Prophets

118 . col . 472 . " Jonathan seems to identify the Branch , the Messiah , and the
Stone ; " Lo I am bringing My Servant Messinh , and He shall be revealed . Lo ,
the stone which I have set before Joshua , upon one stone seven eves ,
heholding it ...

Author: Edward Bouverie Pusey

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