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Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
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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.
AURORA.

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"Starred Review. A compelling (if depressing) argument against those who still dream of an interstellar manifest destiny." - Kirkus

"This ambitious hard SF epic shows Robinson at the top of his game... [A] poignant story, which admirably stretches the limits of human imagination." - Publishers Weekly

"At times ponderous but never dull, this novel offers a lengthy exploration of humanity's reach beyond the solar system in a search for a new home." - Library Journal

"This is hard SF the way it's mean to be written: technical, scientific, with big ideas and a fully realized society ... this latest novel is sure to be a big hit with devoted fans of old-school science fiction." - Booklist

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Kim Stanley Robinson Author Biography

Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952 and, after travelling and working around the world, has now settled in his beloved California. He is widely regarded as the finest science fiction writer working today, noted as much for the verisimilitude of his characters as the meticulously researched hard-science basis of his work. He has won just about every major science fiction award there is to win.

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