Seveneves (feat. Daniel Mann, Software Pro) : Episode 50

Read the book:
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What: Breaking with the format for this episode, we’re covering a book! Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson. Here is the first paragraph:

The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason. It was waxing, only one day short of full. The time was 05:03:12 UTC. Later it would be designated A+0.0.0, or simply Zero.

Written by: Neal Stephenson
Starring: Fictional characters, in a book

With guest co-host:
Daniel Mann
Daniel Mann

Recommended and Related Media

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
This book that we’re dedicating an episode to! See above and below and then just read it.
Read it with your eyes iTunes | Amazon
Read it with your ears iTunes | Amazon

The Day The Moon Blew Up by Bill Gates
Bill Gates is a big old nerd, and perfectly qualified to makes this book sound great to folks like us. 🙂
Read it GatesNotes

Show Notes

Read the book

Our attempt to convince folks to read the book. Do it!

Neal Stephenson

Big old nerd. Chris expresses appreciation for his deep-dives.

Meteor Strikes

Tunguska. Chelyabinsk. Measuring in five dollar footlongs and blue whales. Who knows how many fathoms?


Humans and computers are both susceptible to radiation.

Choosing Our Evolution

Deaf parents choosing to have deaf babies. Culture.

Technology in Space

Difficulty in producing microchips. Dan’s experience in chemicals and computing. Lost knowledge.


Thermals and ridge lifts and whatnot. Terrifying!


The moon exploded suddenly and for no apparent reason.

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