You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll despair about climate change. You might even be inclined to think about your carbon footprint. You might also consider not waiting for the billionaires to save us, because, you know, one of these days, they’re going into space and they’re not coming back. Watch how much luggage they pack on their next “test” flight. You’ll see.
Anyway, Stephenson is always about sixteen steps ahead of the rest of us (see Facebook’s latest rebranding), and Termination Shock is a far-ranging philosophical and scientific consideration of “What the f*ck are we going to do about this sh*tshow?” masquerading as a near-future thriller. Probably aren’t any answers here, but we suspect it’ll get you thinking.
—A Good Book, Sumner, WA
Intrigued? There’s a lot more to keep your mind spinning in an interview with Neal Stephenson from www.wired.com.