Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach

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 Earth from the underground hells, to reclaim humanity's ancestral habitat. She' Discover a shifting history of adventure as humanity clashes over whether to repair their ruined planet or luxuriate ...

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Title:Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach
Author:Kelly Robson
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:B0756JDSZM
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach Reviews

  • Judd Karlman
    Apr 24, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

    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 ...

  • Kate
    Apr 22, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

    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 ...

    I will add a link when my review has been published (Coming soon!). All I will say for now is...read this gem! You won't regret it. ...

    Really interesting world building and great characters. An amazing amount of detail packed into a short novel - I would have been happy if had been twice as long. ...

  • Sam
    Feb 07, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

    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 ...

    I will add a link when my review has been published (Coming soon!). All I will say for now is...read this gem! You won't regret it. ...

    Really interesting world building and great characters. An amazing amount of detail packed into a short novel - I would have been happy if had been twice as long. ...

    SF novella. Interesting post-apocalyptic setting with a ecological scientist heroine, plus time travel. I really liked grouchy Minh's relationship with the younger generation Kiki. The two timelines worked well together. Quibble: The ending had no denouement and felt more like the o...

    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 sto...

    This novella (approximately 40,000 words) is set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity have mostly retreated below ground to avoid climatic disaster, with a few people working above ground on new ways to live. In this we meet Minh, an old scientist who has lived through the darke...

    Loved it! I need to reread it before I can enumerate its excellences! ...

    On a future Earth only just recovering from massive ecological disaster and plague, the technologically advanced but environmentally constrained remnants of humanity dwell in overground habs and underground "hells". Information technology and augmented reality is pervasive. A form of g...

    Aunque puede llegar a ser tan críptica como el título, me ha parecido simplemente brillante. En la superficie es una novela de ciencia ficción de viajes en el tiempo con un trasfondo ecológico, pero la trama es casi realmente lo de menos. Es la frescura con que está escrita, e...

    Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC! 4.5 Walking around the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, I tend to pick up a lot of random titles. While I was stopping over at Raincoast, Kelly Robson was beginning to sign her latest, Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach. I ha...

  • Adam
    Mar 18, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

  • Mike
    Mar 22, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

  • Jeffe Kennedy
    Feb 17, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

  • Rhonda
    Apr 23, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

    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 ...

    I will add a link when my review has been published (Coming soon!). All I will say for now is...read this gem! You won't regret it. ...

  • Alexandra
    Dec 28, 2017

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

  • Mark
    Mar 18, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

    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 ...

    I will add a link when my review has been published (Coming soon!). All I will say for now is...read this gem! You won't regret it. ...

    Really interesting world building and great characters. An amazing amount of detail packed into a short novel - I would have been happy if had been twice as long. ...

    SF novella. Interesting post-apocalyptic setting with a ecological scientist heroine, plus time travel. I really liked grouchy Minh's relationship with the younger generation Kiki. The two timelines worked well together. Quibble: The ending had no denouement and felt more like the o...

    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 sto...

    This novella (approximately 40,000 words) is set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity have mostly retreated below ground to avoid climatic disaster, with a few people working above ground on new ways to live. In this we meet Minh, an old scientist who has lived through the darke...

  • Andreas
    Mar 21, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

    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 ...

    I will add a link when my review has been published (Coming soon!). All I will say for now is...read this gem! You won't regret it. ...

    Really interesting world building and great characters. An amazing amount of detail packed into a short novel - I would have been happy if had been twice as long. ...

    SF novella. Interesting post-apocalyptic setting with a ecological scientist heroine, plus time travel. I really liked grouchy Minh's relationship with the younger generation Kiki. The two timelines worked well together. Quibble: The ending had no denouement and felt more like the o...

    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 sto...

    This novella (approximately 40,000 words) is set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity have mostly retreated below ground to avoid climatic disaster, with a few people working above ground on new ways to live. In this we meet Minh, an old scientist who has lived through the darke...

    Loved it! I need to reread it before I can enumerate its excellences! ...

    On a future Earth only just recovering from massive ecological disaster and plague, the technologically advanced but environmentally constrained remnants of humanity dwell in overground habs and underground "hells". Information technology and augmented reality is pervasive. A form of g...

  • Donna
    Apr 24, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

  • Kam
    Feb 20, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

  • Nicole Luiken
    Apr 17, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

    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 ...

    I will add a link when my review has been published (Coming soon!). All I will say for now is...read this gem! You won't regret it. ...

    Really interesting world building and great characters. An amazing amount of detail packed into a short novel - I would have been happy if had been twice as long. ...

    SF novella. Interesting post-apocalyptic setting with a ecological scientist heroine, plus time travel. I really liked grouchy Minh's relationship with the younger generation Kiki. The two timelines worked well together. Quibble: The ending had no denouement and felt more like the o...

  • Leo Robertson
    Mar 15, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

  • Rina
    Apr 04, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

  • Lindsay
    Apr 08, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

  • USOM
    Apr 17, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

  • Veronique
    Apr 15, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

  • Lata
    Apr 07, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Feb 14, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

  • Justine
    Apr 02, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

  • Marielle Armstrong
    Mar 31, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

    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 ...

    I will add a link when my review has been published (Coming soon!). All I will say for now is...read this gem! You won't regret it. ...

    Really interesting world building and great characters. An amazing amount of detail packed into a short novel - I would have been happy if had been twice as long. ...

    SF novella. Interesting post-apocalyptic setting with a ecological scientist heroine, plus time travel. I really liked grouchy Minh's relationship with the younger generation Kiki. The two timelines worked well together. Quibble: The ending had no denouement and felt more like the o...

    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 sto...

    This novella (approximately 40,000 words) is set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity have mostly retreated below ground to avoid climatic disaster, with a few people working above ground on new ways to live. In this we meet Minh, an old scientist who has lived through the darke...

    Loved it! I need to reread it before I can enumerate its excellences! ...

  • Lucille
    Jan 24, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

  • Gary
    Apr 19, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

  • Jordi
    Mar 21, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

    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 ...

    I will add a link when my review has been published (Coming soon!). All I will say for now is...read this gem! You won't regret it. ...

    Really interesting world building and great characters. An amazing amount of detail packed into a short novel - I would have been happy if had been twice as long. ...

    SF novella. Interesting post-apocalyptic setting with a ecological scientist heroine, plus time travel. I really liked grouchy Minh's relationship with the younger generation Kiki. The two timelines worked well together. Quibble: The ending had no denouement and felt more like the o...

    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 sto...

    This novella (approximately 40,000 words) is set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity have mostly retreated below ground to avoid climatic disaster, with a few people working above ground on new ways to live. In this we meet Minh, an old scientist who has lived through the darke...

    Loved it! I need to reread it before I can enumerate its excellences! ...

    On a future Earth only just recovering from massive ecological disaster and plague, the technologically advanced but environmentally constrained remnants of humanity dwell in overground habs and underground "hells". Information technology and augmented reality is pervasive. A form of g...

    Aunque puede llegar a ser tan críptica como el título, me ha parecido simplemente brillante. En la superficie es una novela de ciencia ficción de viajes en el tiempo con un trasfondo ecológico, pero la trama es casi realmente lo de menos. Es la frescura con que está escrita, e...

  • Erin
    Apr 03, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

  • Astra Astrid
    Mar 31, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

    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 W...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book as a gift. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) My lasting impression of Robson's novella is that this entire world building reads effortlessly. At first it's like you've jumped into the deep end of a pool on a hot sum...

    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, o...

    3.25 out of 5 stars This is a compelling little story that drops you into a future where ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth and time travel is now a possibility. I wasn?t quite sure what was going on in the first several chapters, but things are made more clear as time pa...

    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. ...

    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 p...

    Minh, a Plague Baby and environmental remediator, travels from 2267 to 2024 to learn about the previous ecosystem. This is almost a five star book for me. The characters were all great - they had depth and reality. Minh is an annoying person and I still really liked her and cared ab...

    This was a big personal treat. I've been choosing a lot of my reading lately by trying to see what has already been done in the realm of my target area for fiction: combining ecology and genre fiction. To some extent, my motivation derives from the enormous gulf between, to the stuff i...

    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 ...

    I will add a link when my review has been published (Coming soon!). All I will say for now is...read this gem! You won't regret it. ...

    Really interesting world building and great characters. An amazing amount of detail packed into a short novel - I would have been happy if had been twice as long. ...

    SF novella. Interesting post-apocalyptic setting with a ecological scientist heroine, plus time travel. I really liked grouchy Minh's relationship with the younger generation Kiki. The two timelines worked well together. Quibble: The ending had no denouement and felt more like the o...

    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 sto...

  • Sara Saif
    Mar 25, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

  • Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
    Jan 20, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...

    4,5/5 This was very good!! I'll write a longer review to explain why closer to release date! A note: - a character is asexual, with the word being used! - but the way the text references it later on gives the wrong idea: being asexual does not mean not being interested in rom...

    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 ...

  • daisy
    Mar 16, 2018

    3.5 stars rounded up A very interesting novella. At the outset I felt like the worldbuilding was a bit of a combination of too much detail about some things and not enough about others. The characters, however, were quite wonderful right from the start. About the halfway point th...

    3.5 stars. Great mix of elements in a future post-environmental destruction, with habitats, different generations of humans (that?s not a good description of the differences based on those born during plague years and those born much more healthy afterwards), projects to rebuild port...

    Fascinating, imaginatively dense and highly compelling sci-fi novella about time-travelling ecological preservation projects? For sure! Since Robson is evidently a devourer of sci-fi, this reads like a story for sci-fi devourers. The details come thick and fast at the beginning in s...

    RTC ...

    3.5* Another rather good novella, this time featuring a future where Earth has suffered a devastating ecological disaster and humans are trying to re-built/re-generate the planet. The vision Robson gives us is intriguing, from the technology used to the different ?classes? of pe...

    A novella that starts in the future with a small cast of environmental remediation specialists working in Calgary, Canada after a global ecological apocalypse, and then heads into the distant past for a time travel mission to ancient Mesopotamia. Our main character is Minh, pictured...

    I loved this! Video review: https://youtu.be/FxroXhPmqzk (Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.) ...

    3 stars- I liked it. Kelly Robson has created a unique world in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach. The concept, prosthetic limbs help create mutants who travel back in time to an early river civilization, kept my interest throughout this novella. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed t...

    This is the kind of science-fiction that makes you feel stupid. And confused. And sleepy. Mercifully, it was short. "Minh drove into project management mode. She wanted to skim through TERN's project protocol information and then focus on further refining her work plan using whatever...

    Review also posted over at my reading blog. (It's still very new and 'under construction' in terms of the layout/content/links, so keep that in mind!) Now, I don't have the best track record when it comes to novellas, short stories and short fiction. They inevitably leave me wanti...