In Comic Crits, Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora Is All About Earth

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I’m a big fan of John Bonner’s Comic Crits, and in his latest installment, he’s reviewed Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, Aurora. As usual, he has some astute observations about the book.

Aurora is about a generation ship headed to Tau Ceti, but after reading through the book, Bonner comes to the conclusion that sure, we can build our own little sliver of the Earth to transplant somewhere else, but in doing so, we neglect the very home that we left behind.

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Earlier this week, Robinson spoke with us about an alien contact scenario that we haven’t thought about.

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I’ve always had a hard time with KSR’s personal tug of war between being a science fiction writer and a deeply entrenched pessimist (which is why I’ve struggled to finish any of his books). Maybe we should have just stayed in the caves or the Savannah? That’s where we were evolved to live, right? I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that KSR still lives in his parent’s basement. (after all, moving out and finding a new place to live means neglecting the home you grew up in.)

Seriously guys, which wolf would you rather feed? (and yes, that is an unapologetic nod to Tomorrowland)