Neal Stephenson is awesome. I loved the first part of Seveneves. Act 2 jumped the shark a bit.yo wrote:Currently about 800 pages into Seven Eves by Neil Stephenson... it isa bit challenging. Sometimes there will be 5-6 pages devoted to orbital mechanics. He also seems to obsessively go over the more technical aspects of getting a thousand humans into space and the psychological and health issues it creates... but i stuck with it. And then you get about 2/3rds in and a page says "5 thousand years later..." jumps from present day to that far forward... a bit of a cognitive shift.
Recommended by both Bill Gates and President Obama (that was nice to type).
https://www.amazon.com/Seveneves-Neal-S ... stephenson