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  • Read by: Ali Ahn
  • Runtime: 16.9 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 7.7.2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Book Group
  • Genre: Fiction/Science Fiction
  • 16.93 hrs7/7/2015Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4789-0374-1
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A 2015 Washington Post Best Book Selection for Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

A BuzzFeed Books Pick for Best Science Fiction of 2015

A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015 Selection for Science Fiction and Fantasy

Finalist for the 2015 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

A major new novel from one of science fiction’s most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system.

Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

Our voyage from Earth began generations ago.

Now, we approach our destination.

A new home.


Editorial Reviews

"[A] heart-warming, provocative tale.”

Scientific American

“[A] compelling plot, with its near-perfect marriage of the technical and the psychological and with its (mostly) endearing cast of characters…and the absolutely delightful and radically essential ship computer itself.”


"Aurora…breaks us out of our well-ingrained, supremely well-rehearsed habits of apocalypse—and lets us see the option of a different future than permanent, hopeless standoff.”

Los Angeles Review of Books

“This ambitious hard SF epic shows Robinson at the top of his game…admirably stretches the limits of human imagination.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A compelling…argument against those who still dream of an interstellar manifest destiny.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“This is hard SF the way it’s mean to be written: technical, scientific, with big ideas and a fully realized society.”


“Ali Ahn narrates the many dense and fascinating passages with the clipped and dispassionate tone of a computer—a style that makes complete sense since the story’s main character is ‘The Ship’s’ computer…Sci-fi at its best.”


Author Biography

Kim Stanley Robinson is noted for the verisimilitude of his characters and for the meticulously researched hard-science basis of his work. His works contain ecological themes and emphasize the strong link between the human characters and the natural world. He has won both the Nebula and Hugo awards. 

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Reader Biography

Ali Ahn is a film, television, and voice actor. Her acting credits include appearances on Law & Order, Ugly Betty, White Collar, and Zero Hour. She has also narrated numerous audio books, such as Honolulu by Alan Brennert, This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen, Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas, and Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.

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