12.1.16

Review: Seveneves

Seveneves Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Enjoyed the read, but the third section was a bit of a slog compared to what came before it. An interesting exploration of development, but at times it just wore me down. And the reveal of origins was kind of lazy IMO. Two distinct branches that just so happen to have been intimates of two of the Eves? Not any of those that went up and died? Not of anyone completely unknown to them. I would like to have heard at least some projected mythology as to why the seven lines bothered to bring back the Y chromosome.

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