*Original Novella, later expanded into the Yesterday's Kin Trilogy (Macmillan Publishing) 2014 Nebula Award winner, 2014 Locus Award winner, 2015 Theodore Sturgeon Award nominee Aliens have landed in New York. A deadly cloud of spores has already infected and killed the inhabitants of two worlds.... show more
*Original Novella, later expanded into the Yesterday's Kin Trilogy (Macmillan Publishing)
2014 Nebula Award winner, 2014 Locus Award winner, 2015 Theodore Sturgeon Award nominee
Aliens have landed in New York. A deadly cloud of spores has already infected and killed the inhabitants of two worlds. Now that plague is heading for Earth, and threatens humans and aliens alike. Can either species be trusted to find the cure? Geneticist Marianne Jenner is immersed in the desperate race to save humanity, yet her family is tearing itself apart. Siblings Elizabeth and Ryan are strident isolationists who agree only that an alien conspiracy is in play. Marianne's youngest, Noah, is a loner addicted to a drug that constantly changes his identity. But between the four Jenners, the course of human history will be forever altered.
Publish date: 2014
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
A decent, if short, story, Yesterday's kin begins when Marianne, an evolutionary geneticist, is taken by the FBI to the UN. She doesn't understand why. Even though she's just made a discovery about human evolution - she helped identify a new sub-group of humans who share a common ancestor who lived ...
Interesting and thoughtful, but fundamentally flawed, Yesterday's Kin is a book that ultimately fell flat for me. There's no question that Nancy Kress is a woman of ideas, it's just that I don't necessarily agree with (or appreciate) all of them.My biggest quibble with the tale is how overwhelmingly...
In New York's Harbor, a strange object sits... Covered by an energy shield and closed off from humans, visitors from another planet refuse to speak with anyone other than the UN. Dr. Marianne Jenner's world is turned upside-down when the FBI show up at the College where she works, at the request of ...
Pretty cool pre-apocalypse book. It gets pretty dark at the end, but there is redemption to be had, of a sort. Certainly a bittersweet end.
Yesterday’s Kin Nancy Kress The aliens arrived four months ago. They touched down next to NYC and immediately shielded the ship with an opaque wall of energy. No one has seen them. No one has conversed with them. All they will say, over and over, is that they are here “To make contact with humani...