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:233 pages pages

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach Reviews

  • Judd Karlman
    Apr 24, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    A wonderfully fresh, inventive, lively and thoughtful read. We are at some point in the future where humanity seems to be rebuilding itself following various disasters, largely ecological one of our on making. I say "seem to be" because Robson never states this, just has the ch...

    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...

    3.5 There was a lot to like about this novel, and I appreciated all of it. The mishmash of the world in the future, the time travel theme and the larger-than-life characters shouldn't have worked, but it somehow did. For some reason, though, I admired rather than purely enjoyed the ...

    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...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    A wonderfully fresh, inventive, lively and thoughtful read. We are at some point in the future where humanity seems to be rebuilding itself following various disasters, largely ecological one of our on making. I say "seem to be" because Robson never states this, just has the ch...

    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...

    3.5 There was a lot to like about this novel, and I appreciated all of it. The mishmash of the world in the future, the time travel theme and the larger-than-life characters shouldn't have worked, but it somehow did. For some reason, though, I admired rather than purely enjoyed the ...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Roslyn
    May 21, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    A wonderfully fresh, inventive, lively and thoughtful read. We are at some point in the future where humanity seems to be rebuilding itself following various disasters, largely ecological one of our on making. I say "seem to be" because Robson never states this, just has the ch...

    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...

    3.5 There was a lot to like about this novel, and I appreciated all of it. The mishmash of the world in the future, the time travel theme and the larger-than-life characters shouldn't have worked, but it somehow did. For some reason, though, I admired rather than purely enjoyed the ...

  • Adam
    Mar 18, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Leseparatist
    Jul 10, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

  • Jeffe Kennedy
    Feb 17, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Paul  Perry
    Jul 08, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    A wonderfully fresh, inventive, lively and thoughtful read. We are at some point in the future where humanity seems to be rebuilding itself following various disasters, largely ecological one of our on making. I say "seem to be" because Robson never states this, just has the ch...

  • Rhonda
    Apr 23, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    A wonderfully fresh, inventive, lively and thoughtful read. We are at some point in the future where humanity seems to be rebuilding itself following various disasters, largely ecological one of our on making. I say "seem to be" because Robson never states this, just has the ch...

    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...

    3.5 There was a lot to like about this novel, and I appreciated all of it. The mishmash of the world in the future, the time travel theme and the larger-than-life characters shouldn't have worked, but it somehow did. For some reason, though, I admired rather than purely enjoyed the ...

    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...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

  • Donna
    Apr 24, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    A wonderfully fresh, inventive, lively and thoughtful read. We are at some point in the future where humanity seems to be rebuilding itself following various disasters, largely ecological one of our on making. I say "seem to be" because Robson never states this, just has the ch...

    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...

    3.5 There was a lot to like about this novel, and I appreciated all of it. The mishmash of the world in the future, the time travel theme and the larger-than-life characters shouldn't have worked, but it somehow did. For some reason, though, I admired rather than purely enjoyed the ...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    A wonderfully fresh, inventive, lively and thoughtful read. We are at some point in the future where humanity seems to be rebuilding itself following various disasters, largely ecological one of our on making. I say "seem to be" because Robson never states this, just has the ch...

    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...

    3.5 There was a lot to like about this novel, and I appreciated all of it. The mishmash of the world in the future, the time travel theme and the larger-than-life characters shouldn't have worked, but it somehow did. For some reason, though, I admired rather than purely enjoyed the ...

    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...

    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...

  • Gabrielle
    Jul 16, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

  • Leo Robertson
    Mar 15, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Allison Hurd
    Jul 19, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Feb 14, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

  • Lucille
    Jan 24, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    RTC ...

  • Erin
    Apr 03, 2018

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    A wonderfully fresh, inventive, lively and thoughtful read. We are at some point in the future where humanity seems to be rebuilding itself following various disasters, largely ecological one of our on making. I say "seem to be" because Robson never states this, just has the ch...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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 ...

    A fascinating world and complex characters whose interactions with it are thoughtfully presented. However, I can't help thinking it's half a book and not all of it; the repercussions and some of the elements of the story never quite play out. I guess some of it is the thematic point of...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    A wonderfully fresh, inventive, lively and thoughtful read. We are at some point in the future where humanity seems to be rebuilding itself following various disasters, largely ecological one of our on making. I say "seem to be" because Robson never states this, just has the ch...

    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...

    3.5 There was a lot to like about this novel, and I appreciated all of it. The mishmash of the world in the future, the time travel theme and the larger-than-life characters shouldn't have worked, but it somehow did. For some reason, though, I admired rather than purely enjoyed the ...

    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...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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

    A very interesting novella about time-travel and ecology! I got this one on sale for Kindle as a vacation read, and I had no idea what I was getting into. Earth has suffered massive ecological disasters and humans are slowly re-building the ecosystems necessary for the planet?s su...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.) ...

    Ecological conservators get a job to do a survey of the ancient world. In their present, the world is in cataclysm, capitalism has choked off progress, time travel has halted the future, and "privacy" is measured in how many walls you get to say you own rather than any sort of solitude...

    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...