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Terran Tomorrow: Yesterday's Kin Trilogy, Book 3

(Yesterday's Kin Trilogy #3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  18 reviews

Nancy Kress returns with Terran Tomorrow the final book in the thrilling hard SF trilogy based on the Nebula Award–winning novella Yesterday's Kin

The diplomatic mission from Earth to World ended in disaster, as the Earth scientists discovered that the Worlders were not the scientifically advanced culture they believed. Though they brought a limited quantity of the vaccin

Kindle Edition, 329 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by Tor Books
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Just slightly under 4 stars.

Terran Tomorrow is the third book in Nancy Kress’ new trilogy. I have been a fan of her other novels for many years because of her intricate plots, well written characters and the thought experiments that drive the plots.

In book two, If Tomorrow Comes, much of the plot occurs on World- a planet circling a distant where other humans live in peaceful harmony with their environment. Earth humans come to visit and share scientific knowledge but bring along a military es
The Captain
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ahoy me mateys!  Grab your grog!  On Wednesday, I reviewed book one.  Yesterday, I reviewed book two.  Here be book 3, the conclusion, of the sixth installment of the 3 Bells trilogy showcase!  Also, I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

While book two remains me favourite, I had to admit that this was a satisfying ending to the trilogy.  Marianne and gang are back on Earth.  However, the Earth they come back to doesn't re
Britta Böhler
After the somewhat weaker 2nd book, the third part is a strong and satisfying ending of the series.
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good solid stuff. You need to start at book 1.
Carol Kean
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nancy Kress is a masterful writer, nailing Point of View and character with the depth and succinctness we expect in literary, not speculative, fiction. Not that I'm one of those who think science fiction cannot be literary.

This novel tends more toward "literary" than space opera, which means for me that it doesn't have the taut pacing and suspense of "Yesterday's Kin," a masterpiece. I love that novella. The mother and her three offspring hits close to home for me, a mother of three, no two of t
Jim Higgins
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very satisfying conclusion to this SF trilogy.
Natasha Hurley-Walker
Marginally more interesting than Tomorrow's Kin, but still somewhat dull. Almost the entire book takes place inside a pair of military-occupied domes, and the plot is the same as before: unknown virus is taking people out of action, and this provokes a frantic quest to defeat it before $external_event happens. 90% of this is occurs via Jason sitting at his desk and various people knocking on his door and then expositing the plot to him, while he gets tired, headache-y, horny, etc. Yawn.

The char
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
I have had mixed feeling about this series from the start. I loved the novella Yesterday Kin. Was less than thrilled with the first book and felt more of the same about book two. Terran Tomorrow was not at all what I expected. Nancy Kress is good at throwing curve balls in her plots and she threw more than one in this final book of the trilogy. That is all I an going to say as anything else would have to include spoilers.

I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.
Kristy Conn
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite installment of the Yesterday's Kin trilogy. It has more of an emphasis on disease, genetics and evolutionary biology which might be a disappointment to some SF fans but I absolutely loved the science presented in this novel. This novel wraps up the series in a satisfying way that makes perfect sense when you think about it. I especially enjoyed the reveal at the end regarding the mysterious super-aliens that brought up so many questions throughout the first two books in the ...more
This was probably the weakest of the series but it does wrap up the mystery of what happened 450,000 years ago. A small number of the main characters make it back to earth but earth has been rendered to a apocalyptic state of continual war and with most of the cities destroyed. The action centers around one small outpost in Monterey California where the US Army still has a small base. I don't want to spoil it but you meet some new characters and some of the old ones are still in the story. It wa ...more
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite book of the trilogy. It provides what I think is a very powerful conclusion to the entire story arc. It keeps on the sciency aspect of the whole story, which was my favorite aspect of this series. Character development was always a bit of "meh" for me and here too, the main character of the first book takes a back seat. But overall, I read all three books back to back because they are engrossing.
Russell Emmerson
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
A good read, although not as compelling as the series opener. At one point I thought I was going to put it down, but continued to find out the answer to one of the questions posed in #1.

Doesn’t disappoint in closing the series.
Martin Phillips
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The finale of this trilogy was quite good. Not much actual science going on other than some biology and genetics, but the story itself was gripping and had me on the edge of my seat most of the time. And she left plenty of room for more on this story, which I hope she brings.
I liked the first book in this trilogy the best. The ending in this just fell flat for me.
Gary Bunker
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While I know this is the final book in the trilogy, I really want to know what happens next!

Some great exploration of biology, sociology, and the standard treacheries of humans - great stuff.
Caroline Ingvaldsen
The conclusion of the Yesterday's Kin Trilogy is another engaging speculative fiction story enriched by hard science and military intrigue.
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Nancy Kress is an American science fiction writer. She began writing in 1976 but has achieved her greatest notice since the publication of her Hugo and Nebula-winning 1991 novella Beggars in Spain which was later expanded into a novel with the same title. In addition to her novels, Kress has written numerous short stories and is a regular columnist for Writer's Digest. She is a regular at Clario ...more

Other books in the series

Yesterday's Kin Trilogy (3 books)
  • Tomorrow's Kin (Yesterday's Kin Trilogy, #1)
  • If Tomorrow Comes (Yesterday's Kin, #2)