Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson is a little bit of everything to me. It is a great science fiction book about a generational ship going to a new planet. Aurora is a book about dynamic relationships, the fellowship between co-workers, the relationship of parents to an adult child, the meeting of individuals with different belief systems, the conflict between those two opposing system of beliefs, friendship, and citizenship. This is a book that has so many sociological elements intertwined into the story that created interesting situations. Aurora is a challenging book, a book that made me have to pay attention, and learn about scientific methodologies. This book has so many of these poignant moments of dialogue that reveal truths about human existence. This book was complex, engaging, frustrating, and insightful, and I’m so incredibly happy to have experienced it. One of the best science fiction books I’ve read so far and one I highly recommend.
22/25 Possible Score
Plot – 4(Strong)
World Building/Setting – 5(Excellent)
Writing – 5(Excellent)
Heart & Mind Aspect – 4(Strong)