Terran Tomorrow: Yesterday's Kin Trilogy, Book 3
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 vacc...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
This book is all about military this, military that. All that world building from the first book goes largely wasted in this story that's all about interpersonal and group conflict.
Worst of all was the ending. (view spoiler)[Humanity of the future traveled back in time to save a pocket of humans that weren't all mean and stuff i.e. the people from World. "It was us all along". Such a played out trope. ...more
Due to time dilation, the ship from World arrives on Earth 28 years after the Earth people left, even though they spent only a few months on World. Scientist Marianne Jenner is returning on the ship, with four others who made the original trip and five peopl ...more
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 ...more
The char ...more
If you've read the first two books with interest, I won't give anything away here other than to say: you need to have read the first two books to really understand much of what is going on here.
Things I liked about this series: the focus on science, particularly biology; the frightening "near future" elements of the story; the leanness of the story (I seem to have read so many bloated books lately). On the other hand, the books were way more militaristic than I wou ...more
I do love genetics and have read quite extensively on modern currents, but the biologists in the novel tend to speak jargon rather th ...more
I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.
One of the things I liked about it was it was unpredictable. It wasn't obvious what was going to happen next. This applies to the trilogy as well because although this is the last book, there is room to go on. Or may be not, because it is also a great place to stop.
A trilogy where every book ...more