Neal Stephenson Versus the Moon
Sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson’s new novel Seveneves starts with a BANG. The moon explodes “without warning and for no apparent reason” into seven orbiting chunks, kicking off 800 pages of love, death, and heavy-duty engineering as humankind races to save itself from an oncoming storm of fiery moon rock. Stephenson explains how he orchestrated the apocalypse, and tells Ira why he wouldn’t be surprised to find paper-and-ink books five thousand years in the future. Read an excerpt here.
Neal Stephenson is a science fiction writer and author of Seveneves (William Morrow, 2015) based in Seattle, Washington.