The moon explodes on page 1. Suddenly humanity has two years to get off the planet and survive for thousands of years. A lot of science, but also very moving and plenty of Stephenson at his best!— From Staff Picks - Sci-Fi & Fantasy
“In this exciting and cerebral epic spanning 5,000 years, Stephenson explores the effects of a devastating catastrophe on the course of humanity. After the moon is shattered by an unknown agent, small groups of humans survive the ensuing holocaust - some by digging deep underground, others by seeking refuge in space. Millennia later, the separate branches of mankind converge, inexorably changed. I was completely consumed by this book, terrified and awed by Stephenson's vision of our future. This is essential science fiction.”
— Emily Ring (W), Inklings Bookshop, Yakima, WA
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.