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
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is a slower moving novella. There’s a far amount of the book that is focused putting together the research project. It’s realistic. Research proposals and plans are time consuming. It took me a little bit to get hooked but the research proposal planning section was really great for seeing the character’s history and dynamics. You are thrown right into the world at the start and it takes a while for some of the background to be explained. At first I wasn’t sure ...more
Review based on an #arc given to me for free by Tor.Com Publishing. It is scheduled for release on March 13, 2018.
Man, but this was a fun read. The characters are wonderful to read about (I love Kiki and Minh), and though it takes a while to really get into the worldbuilding, once you grasp it it's a really well-built, well thought-out world that projects a future that might not be too long in coming if we keep on going down the road we're on right now. See, Robson's novella overtly tackles clim ...more
A gorgeous, thoughtful story about environmental consultants of the future, waging a battle to restore damaged ecosystems by traveling to the past. This possible future is detailed and richly imagined. My favorite of Robson's stories so far.
There's a lot to unpack in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach and I would be lying if I said that I figured out everything with my first read through. Robson doesn't tell you everything, and I appreciate that. Instead, Robson gives you the bones of the story, and you're left to flesh out the rest of it on your own. And you can't just accept everything at face value, either. There's some information you'll only clue into if you google it (or you're good at grams to pounds conversation in your he...more
It was a fun read with interesting characters and a solid setting. It had some interesting things to say about generational tension and research funding.
I'm not sure that it stuck the landing but it is a novella coming in at less than 200 pages. If the idea of a socially conscious eco-sci-fi time travel story appeal to you pick it up.
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
Did your brain go totally Roald Dahl when you saw the title? Mine did. Anyway, this novella was sent to me by the publisher, Tor.com, at no cost. It will be available for you to read from 13 March, 2018 (which is this year!).
Somehow, don't ask me how, I managed not to read "The Waters of Versailles," Robson's highly regarded short story from... last year? The year before? I don't know how I managed not to read it, given everyone else was raving about it... I just didn't get to it. I'm going to ...more