Books Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson Hardcover, 466 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAuroraAuthorKim Stanley Robinson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary The Hugo Award-winning author of the Mars trilogy presents a major new work that imagines humanity's first voyage beyond the solar system, detailing the experiences of pioneers who approach the Tau Ceti system generations after leaving Earth. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by Kim Stanley Robinson 2312 New York 2140 Red Moon Red Mars Shaman Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Aurora Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Book News & Features No Warp Drives, No Transporters: Science Fiction Authors Get Real December 13, 2015 Some of the biggest names in science fiction right now — like The Martian author Andy Weir — are writing what's called hard sci-fi, based on real-world science and a vision of hope for the future. No Warp Drives, No Transporters: Science Fiction Authors Get Real Listen · 4:36 4:36 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459392474/459593515" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'Aurora' Journeys In A New Direction July 7, 2015 Veteran sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a tale of that classic genre trope, the generation ship. Critic Alan Cheuse says this story of spacefaring colonists goes to unexpected places.