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|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
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Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach Reviews
I will add a link when my review has been published (Coming soon!).
All I will say for now is...read this gem! You won't regret it.
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
I love Kelly Robson. I read all her short stories when they were posted for free, then went and bought them when they went up for sale. As far as I know, I've read everything she's written, and loved every word.
This book, despite the odd title (which totally makes sense for the story) is no exception. It's wonderful. She takes a considerably unoriginal trope - time travel - and writes a unique story about it.
I really like Ms Robson's turns of phrase, her descriptions, her images. Her characters ...more
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 was very good!!
I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date!
- a character is asexual, with the word being used!
- but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in romance, asexuality and aromanticism aren't the same thing
I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk
(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.)
SF novella. Interesting post-apocalyptic setting with a ecological scientist heroine, plus time travel. I really liked grouchy Minh's relationship with the younger generation Kiki. The two timelines worked well together.
Quibble: The ending had no denouement and felt more like the one-line punch ending to a short story. It left me wondering what happened next. Tor.com has had a number of sequel novellas from other authors, perhaps this will also grow into a novella series.
Loved it! I need to reread it before I can enumerate its excellences!