Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2018-03-13
Publisher: Tor.com (2015-09-01)
Pages no: 147
Edition language: English
Into a ruined world some scientists try to work out a way to fix the problems before they happen and find themselves in the past where things get more and more complicated as time goes by. It hasn't been long since I finished it and I honestly don't remember much of it, it wasn't terrible but it fai...
This is another of the things I'm reading to vote in the Hugos, this time from the novella category, and despite not giving it 4 stars I enjoyed it quite a bit. The book's basic premise is that, following some kind of apocalyptic scenario, humanity is living in 'habs' - some on the surface and so...
Our 80-something main character, Minh, is an ecologist bidding on a project to do an ecological survey in the past (approx 2000 BCE) in a future about 250 years from now where humans have just started to reclaim the surface of the Earth. Medical technology is quite advanced, so I'm not sure how much...
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 o...