Aurora - Kim Stanley Robinson


By Kim Stanley Robinson

  • Release Date: 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4
From 247 Ratings


A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system.

Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

Our voyage from Earth began generations ago.

Now, we approach our new home.



  • Depressing, Depressing, Depressing

    By Still waiting......
    What was Kim Stanley Robinson going through in his personal life when he wrote this book? What a dark, dystopic, depressing story full of death, failure, loss and hopelessness for the future of the human race. A complete opposite of his wonderful Mars trilogy.
  • Just perfect

    By NervousFishdown II
    It’s not just the message, but the pacing and tone of this novel make it KSM’s best work in years
  • A poignant story wrapped inside a roller coaster ride

    By DarthSanchez
    Every time I read this author's work I feel like I'm blessed to get a glimpse at possible future which obviously I won't live to see, but still get to experience through his writing. The chapter titled "The Hard Problem" is just phenomenal in its creativity and execution.
  • True hard scifi with nuance and heart

    By sam12345
    Couldn't put down, no gimmicks or silliness, hard science and great storytelling with people who feel and things that matter.
  • Possibly KSR's Best

    By Donate Not!
    There are very few books I would read over again - four come to mind, Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy and now Aurora. IMHO Robinson is perhaps the greatest Sci-fi writer since Robert Heinlein as both are writers that probe thought provoking ideas and philosophies that go far beyond the constraints of the genre. The AI "ship" in Aurora echoes Heinlein's omniscient and almost-human AI Mike in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, tugging at the reader's heart at the same time that it brings a smile. When a writer can bring that kind of empathy and pathos to an entity like this, he is truly arrived as a master of his craft. Two thumbs up for a Hugo award!
  • More science than fiction

    By russllj
    The amount of research that went into this book — agriculture, biology, gravitational computation, ecology — is really impressive. Flat characters, that are a bit unlikeable, and stale dialogue become a bit of a distraction at times — but a computer AI that is completely lovable and an exceptional ending make any small matters seem insignificant.
  • Was good

    By RLRosas
    Have read a lot of his books, had some definite twists was a bit of a downer (spoiler alert) that there were issues with colony