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Aurora por Kim Stanley Robinson
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Aurora (edição 2015)

por Kim Stanley Robinson (Autor)

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"Generations after leaving earth, a starship draws near to the planet that may serve as a new home world for those on board. But the journey has brought unexpected changes and their best laid plans may not be enough to survive"--
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Título:Aurora
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Aurora is something of a strange book. The core of the story follows a generation ship heading out to Tau Ceti at 1/10th the speed of light. The story starts after six generations and more than a hundred years have already passed, just before they arrive. Things are already going wrong and never really get better.

One thing that I really didn't expect was how quickly the story goes. Perhaps influenced by Coyote novels by Allen Steele. This time around though, maybe 10% of the way through and we're already at Tau Ceti. Halfway through and things have already gone terribly. Another quarter and we've got half the ship heading back and half staying on another world, never to be heard from again. The last section deals with returning to Earth and is honestly pretty skippable in my opinion. Any one of these could have been a decent chunk of a story all by itself, but all together and there's a constant feeling of flux from story to story.

The characters are an odd mix. The story mostly follows Freya, who starts the story a teenager and ends it an old woman. In the beginning, there's a lot of the focus on Freya's mother Devi, who more or less kept the ship running the last several decades of its journey approaching Tau Ceti. After that, much of the focus is actually on the ship itself, which appears to be actually writing the story, instructed to do so by Devi.

This actually leads to the interesting observation others have made: the ship is honestly the most interesting character in the story. It's kind of cool at times, getting a viewpoint that actually feels non human and watching the ship grow over time. On the other hand, there are interludes scattered throughout the book--the ship contemplating all sorts of things. Linguistics and metaphors. Biology. Orbital mechanics. Said interludes are interesting, but they often feel like someone had learned something cool and wanted to share it. The author? The ship? Does it matter?

At first, I'll admit, I really didn't like the story, but it really kept getting better. It feels like sci fi of the traditional form: taking an idea and exploring it. The characters aren't the strongest you'll ever see, but they're interesting enough.

It's a really depressing take on the future of space exploration (see above about things starting bad and getting worse). Personally, I want to believe it's overly pessimistic. I want to see the stars. Even then though it acts as a warning... ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
I went into this book knowing almost nothing other than it was about an interstellar voyage, and I was very glad that I knew so little. Lots of twists and turns throughout the plot that probably wouldn't have had nearly as much impact if I had been primed by discussion to the plot, politics, and philosophy of the book... Instead I got to go in fresh and this felt fun and surprising throughout. I'd recommend readers do the same. That said, some plot points and characters discussed below... Mild spoilers.

The sentient (?) ship who narrates the majority of the book was a great, charming, and unique voice and really added something to the story. The gradual emergence of intelligence and personality is something that I think I've seen attempted before, but I think it was really well handled here.

Some of the "unfortunate events" that befall the crew in the middle section of the book felt very, very real... Truly human responses to bad situations that made things even worse.

The exploration of the limits of interstellar travel, biology, physics, and human nature was great and very powerful. Depending on your point of view you might see it as a pessimistic book, but I think that the very powerful final chapter fairly rejects a dark view of our future... And posits a different direction forward for humanity. I think I can get behind it. Life's a beach (and then you die). ( )
  francoisvigneault | May 17, 2021 |
A book which I thought had a good premise to start with, but then it goes into a downward spiral it never really comes out from.

This book is about interstellar colonization and its pitfalls. The author has a certain opinion about this issue and he twists plot and characters to serve his philosophy at will. The result is a mass of extra-ordinarily stupid and improbable situations. The requires suspension of disbelief is stretched past the breaking point.

Another major problem of the book is the way the story is told. The book starts off with the PoV of a teenage girl. This is extraordinarily boring and irritating. The PoV then switches to semi-omniscient third person, the narrator being the ship itself. This is quite entertaining and interesting in places as the development of awareness of the ship is something novel to follow. But all too often this narration degenerates into generic third person narration and the unique tone of the ship is lost.

There is no real point in talking about the characters or the technology. Characters are sock-puppetted to serve the author's agenda, and the technology has an astonoshing spectrum from being futuristic to hilariously incompetent. This also serves the authors agenda.

Finally the ending of the book is poorly written, unnecessarily drawn out and the absolute last bit is utterly ridiculous. ( )
  Andorion | Feb 6, 2021 |
An amazing concept, fascinating science, interesting main characters, but it somehow still fell flat for me. In particular, the ending was a letdown. Just OK... ( )
  RandyRasa | Dec 31, 2020 |
That was a wonderful enjoyment to read. Very interesting and intense story for most of the part and includes a lot of interesting what-ifs too.

I would also recommend this for non sci-fi readers as the premises and story parts are really good.

Highly recommended. ( )
  gullevek | Dec 15, 2020 |
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