Discover a shifting history of adventure as humanity clashes over whether to repair their ruined planet or luxuriate in a less tainted past.In 2267, Earth has just begun to recover from worldwide ecological disasters. Minh is part of the generation that first moved back up to the surface of the Earth from the underground hells, to reclaim humanity's ancestral habitat. She's spent her entire life restoring river ecosystems, but lately the kind of long-term restoration projects Minh works on have been stalled due to the invention of time travel. When she gets the opportunity take a team to 2000 BC to survey the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, she jumps at the chance to uncover the secrets of the shadowy think tank that controls time travel technology....
|Title||:||Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach|
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|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
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Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach Reviews
Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC!
Walking around the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, I tend to pick up a lot of random titles. While I was stopping over at Raincoast, Kelly Robson was beginning to sign her latest, Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach. I had zero idea what it was about and I had to know what tis "lucky peach" was. I also didn't realize that Kelly Robson was married to a sci-fi author I love, A.M Dellamonica.
This delightful piece of candy reading is about tim ...more
Aunque puede llegar a ser tan críptica como el título, me ha parecido simplemente brillante.
En la superficie es una novela de ciencia ficción de viajes en el tiempo con un trasfondo ecológico, pero la trama es casi realmente lo de menos. Es la frescura con que está escrita, es el wordbuilding que hace que tanto el futuro como el pasado te resulten completamente ajenos, son los personajes, es la tensión narrativa que tiene. Es que está muy bien escrita.
Quizá a mucha gente le chirríe que deje ta ...more
This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short.
"Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever historical information she could get access to. But the project protocol docs were tedious, with hour upon hour of real-time content. Summarizing and scanning ahead were disabled. Worse, at the end of each doc they ...more
Really interesting world building and great characters. An amazing amount of detail packed into a short novel - I would have been happy if had been twice as long.
Review also posted over at my reading blog.
(It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!)
Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanting more - and not always in a good way! Having said that: I really enjoyed Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach and mostly because it was so unlike anything else I've read this year. It has elements that I'm very familiar ...more
This novella (approximately 40,000 words) is set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity have mostly retreated below ground to avoid climatic disaster, with a few people working above ground on new ways to live. In this we meet Minh, an old scientist who has lived through the darkest plague years and ended up with 6 tentacular legs. She’s worked her whole life on allowing humanity to try to live aboveground in domes, and to some extent can’t see beyond continuing to do this. Her assistant Ki ...more
Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure!
Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in simple enough language--habitats are "habs", "bioms" monitor health, "whispering" is like telepathy (right?), there are "bots" helping out around the peach orchard, the protagonist has six legs--to name a few! Yet the w ...more
I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk
(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.)