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Children of Time
Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky
WHO WILL INHERIT THIS NEW EARTH? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare. Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?
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CorinnaBechko
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Nothing like an audiobook to make your commute better! #scifi

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Aimeesue
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Well THAT'S an evolutionary road I'm glad we didn't go down. Eeeek.

t0r4k Just finished it myself last night. Absolutely fantastic read. 1mo
Aimeesue @t0r4k I'm old and jaded, so when a book surprises me and exposes some of my biases, I'm really impressed. 1mo
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Somasis
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Day 2 of #riotgrams is #booksandsocks but I haven't worn socks since January so...sandals it is!

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Geeklet
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Children of Time is currently on sale for the Kindle. The premise of this book is fantastic. Humans are colonizing space using an uplift virus on primates. However, on one planet, spiders get uplifted instead. You watch spiders grow as a society. The book is beautifully written and a fun thought exercise. #kindledeals #ebooksale #scifi

TheSpineView Good price for a good book! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
vivastory I'm really looking forward to reading this one! 2mo
Geeklet @vivastory I don‘t think I appreciated it when I read it. I was doing this experiment where I was switching between kindle and audible and I think it caused me to miss chunks of the story. Maybe in a few months I‘ll reread this one and the sequel. I really enjoyed both but I‘m sure I missed a ton of info in the first one. 2mo
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vivastory
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@Geeklet The #sffs package you sent is like an interstellar Mary Poppins satchel, just when I thought I had removed all of the delightful books, delicious snacks & thoughtful bookish paraphernalia... another surprise was awaiting! I have been wanting to read all 3 books for awhile, & Red Vines Harry Potter gummies & Heath! I'm now set for snacks this weekend. And books! Thanks @Avanders for setting up a unique swap, hope to see it again!

Geeklet I‘m glad you like it! Happy reading and snacking! ❤️ 3mo
vivastory @Geeklet I don't know if you already follow him, but @TobeyTheScavengerMonk is a HUGE Adrian Tchaikovsky fan 3mo
RadicalReader Nothing more perfect than snacks and books 3mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk Get ready for your face to be rocked off by Children of Time! (edited) 3mo
Shemac77 GinGins!!!! My favorite! 3mo
AlaMich Red Vines>Twizzlers!!! 3mo
readordierachel Score! 3mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 3mo
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Decalino
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This extraordinary book spans millennia, kicking off with an attempt to terraform a distant plant, an act of scientific hubris so extreme that it triggers a devastating war back on Earth. When refugees from Earth arrive seeking a new home, what they encounter is wholly unexpected. I loved everything about this book, especially the brilliant depiction of evolving cultures, the impact of received wisdom, and the challenges of first contact.

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swynn
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Giant.
Intelligent.
Spiders.

Heck YES!

That is all.

LaLecture Now that sounds intriguing 😄. It‘s on my April reading list. 4mo
swynn @LaLecture Excellent timing, because the sequel is scheduled for May. Hope you like it as well as I did. (I've pre-ordered the next.) 4mo
wtimblin This book was amazing. Can.not.wait for the sequel! 4mo
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swynn @wtimblin Me too. More spider adventures, please! 4mo
swynn @Squidapus Hope you like it! 4mo
Squidapus Sold! 4mo
LaLecture I‘m reading it now and I‘m loving the spiders 😄 4mo
swynn @LaLecture Aren't they great? I promise they get even better! 4mo
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TCLinrow
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🍐Prickly Pear
📘Tagged
📙The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (also technically the only one I've ever finished 🤫)
🌄On holiday somewhere exotic hopefully! And hopefully in a new job doing something I love 😊

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs 💕 League of E G 4mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Audio narrator Mel Hudson is so cussing good she needs her own cussing post.

Somehow she is able to provide a massive cast of humans and giant sentient spiders with their own unique voices, some in future accents that don‘t even exist.

And she delivers this book‘s many many f-bombs (if your were one of the last humans alive on a failing starship you‘d cuss a lot too) with such varied emotions that I found myself looking forward to them.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok, you sold me! Sounds great! 6mo
Christine Geez...I am not sure I can handle sentient spiders, but that is such an amazing endorsement of the audio that I‘m nearly with @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ! 6mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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If you have any interest in science fiction this is a Must Read!

When an experiment goes wrong at the edge of space, a race of spiders gains sentience & populates a planet.

Millenia later the last of humanity is looking for a new home.

An in-depth look at the development of spider society, their technology, art, & culture, is balanced with the complex human characters fighting to survive. You will love humans & spiders before the battle begins

Riveted_Reader_Melissa This sounds very good! 6mo
AmberWB This sounds terrifying. Not a fan of spiders! 😉😉 6mo
TK421 Hail our spider overlords! 6mo
batsy 😱😰😱😰 6mo
Ddzmini That‘s such a great picture 🕷 6mo
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JulietBoydAuthor
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Audio version. Earth is uninhabitable. A journey through space is humanity's last chance. But along the way to find a new home, the past comes back to bite them, in more ways than one. This story, necessarily, spans a lot of time. It questions many things about humans, sentience, scientific endeavours. Really good read with an ending I couldn't guess.

suzisteffen It‘s so good, and I think about the science on the uplift world often - especially when I‘m reading about how animals use other animals as crops or to control some third aspect of their environment. Great review! 6mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Got a couple hours left in the audio and I am loving it! The narrator is A++ as well. All Tchaikovsky‘s stuff is this good and I recommend his Shadows of the Apt books starting with 6mo
JulietBoydAuthor @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I read Dogs of War last year and loved that, too. I intend to read more. 6mo
JulietBoydAuthor @suzisteffen Animals do some amazing and crazy stuff. 6mo
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JulietBoydAuthor
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Just started the audiobook. Excellent, so far. It's going to be a good weekend of reading, I think.

suzisteffen Ahhhh! We read this in my science fiction book group, and I think about it a lot. 6mo
JulietBoydAuthor @suzisteffen It's definitely got my full attention. 6mo
suzisteffen @JulietBoydAuthor I should add that I‘m arachnophobic, so it was a real ride reading the whole book. 👀👀👀 6mo
JulietBoydAuthor @suzisteffen Oh, dear. 😱 6mo
suzisteffen @JulietBoydAuthor Luckily, I‘m not a person who visualizes what she‘s reading. 😮 Otherwise, I don‘t think I could have read it! 6mo
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annkuch13
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This is a fantastic scifi that makes you think and surprisingly makes you have feelings for giant spiders. This was my first book by Tchaikovsky, and I'm definitely excited to try out his fantasy now.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Just started this on audio! His Shadows if the Apt steam-fantasies are so so so good! 7mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Public Service Announcement: Adrian Tchaikovsky‘s Children of Time is Audible‘s Daily Deal today, and the ultra-prolific Tchaikovsky is one of my favorite authors.

I‘ve read 6 of his books and all of them have rocked me. Children of Time is his first foray into science fiction, and I can‘t wait to listen once my month of horror concludes.

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Giant_book_worm
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This was great. I enjoyed the perspectives, one being so different from the usual. The ending was a surprise but I do thibk it works for the novel.

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Giant_book_worm
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Need to finish this novel this week, it needs to be returned to the library on Monday.

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nosferatu
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Mehso-so

Some clever ideas wrapped in an often meandering story. Not the best book I‘ve read this year, but a decent escape from reality on the daily commute.

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shanaqui
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Whoa! That ending surprised me. I was all poised for something else. Good misdirection that then all makes perfect sense.

I want to argue with the biology -- the nanovirus might as well be magic because I feel it isn't actually possible for such a thing to work in the way described. I'd need to read over a couple of bits again to feel more sure, though.

Overall, enjoyable: I was surprised how much I came to care. Need to review at length soon!

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LeticiaToraci
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Really good, original Sci-fi. 5 stars!

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shanaqui
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I've been doing mini #MakeMeReadIt polls on Twitter. Here's the latest -- Children of Time, Blackout, Waking Gods or The Classical World? (Votes on Twitter are preferred if you have an account -- easier to keep track. If you vote on Twitter *and* leave a comment with your choice, tell me so I know not to count you twice!)
https://twitter.com/shanaqui/status/1016107612272779264?s=09

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shanaqui
Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky

I'm glad I'm no longer so freaked out about bugs, because this would be making my hair stand on end if I was. Now I'm just intrigued and trying to figure out if the science really works (how is the virus accessing the gametes? And not just at their formation but throughout the host's lifetime? How is it encoding knowledge, how do you make learned experience into a protein or even an RNA?).

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shanaqui
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I'm glad I waited until now to read this, because my brain is enjoyably full of comments and questions drawn from what I'm learning in my third year biology revision. I'm enjoying the concepts as a hard science which I understand, more than enjoying the human aspect, at least so far. But I'm not far in.

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Traci1
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Good price on this one today.

bnp Oh dear. How can I resist? 1y
Traci1 @bnp that one click buy button gets me into lots of trouble. 😁 1y
bnp @Traci1 Yes, but it's only $1.?? And a Clark winner to boot. 1y
Traci1 @bnp definitely true. Can't really beat the price. I've heard it's fantastic, too. 1y
tessavi Thanks for the head's up, this was on my TBR list 😁 1y
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TCLinrow
Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky

Hey littens!! Going away for a few days (I get to see my best friend 😃😆😁) so I need some ebook recommendations! I have the one tagged above left to finish, but that won't take me long. I will read just about anything 😊 thanks in advance 💜💙💛

mjdowens I am on a Marie Liu kick right now. I loved Warcross. 1y
TCLinrow @mjdowens oh I've never heard of that one... I'm gonna go check it out 😀 thank you! 1y
Emilymdxn I just read Things I Don‘t Want to Know by Deborah Levy on kindle - short and quite cheap but a really lyrical and moving memoir about her life and her experiences growing up in South Africa, but also easy to read, I recommend! 1y
BibliophileMomma I‘m currently reading Roses and Rot and it‘s superb. 1y
TCLinrow @Emilymdxn @Tiffy_Reads thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out 😀😊 these should make the train journeys go a little faster! 1y
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TCLinrow
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Her descendants will tell the story of how Portia entered the temple of the ants and stole the eye of their god.

Really loving this book to far. It's got me hooked!

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TCLinrow
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Away for the day so time to break out an ebook I think 📱📄😁

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ReadingEnvy
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If you meant to vote for the next #readingenvyreadalong, the poll closes on the 23rd. The top two are neck in neck while the third has been moving rapidly. Which titles are they? I will reveal all on Saturday. You do need to be a member of the Goodreads group to vote, but we'd love to have you. https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/213993-reading-envy-readers?type=group

jhod Is there any way you could post a link to joining the group? I can't work it out on my phone... Thanks! 💕 1y
jhod Thank you! Have joined :-) 1y
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Billypar So curious...trying to guess 🤔🤔🤔 1y
andrew61 Exciting 👍 1y
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JDHawkins
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It's been a long time, Litsy. But Facebook is making my anxiety so much worse and I need a peaceful place. So here's some of my 2018 reads!

SassyBookworm I can‘t hardly use Facebook because of so much negativity! So I maybe get one there once a day just to make sure I don‘t miss something important from one of my long distance friends/relatives 1y
JDHawkins @Chrysta23 I hear that! 1y
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StarsBish
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Finally finished! This took me a long time to read but only because it kept blowing my mind that I had to read it in shorter intervals than I normally would. This is unlike any book I've ever read. It is the smartest piece of science fiction writing I've come across to date. I'll be keeping this on my shelf, ready and willing to lend to anyone who is ready to take on the challenge. 💚

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StarsBish
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Starting to make a dent in this! I feel a little bit smarter and a lot stupider every time I read a new chapter. This is one of the most puzzling books I've ever read and I love it.

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BooksRockMyWorld
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Tchaikovsky understands good writing, and he understands the science behind his work. The level of familiarity and knowledge he has as professional of zoology is so remarkable in this book and for the first time, I felt I understand these creepy, alien creatures we refer to as spiders. The ending was perfect, inspirational and emotional. I truly wish there were more books like this one.

OhNoMersault Already stacked but I am so jazzed about this one with every review I read. 2y
BooksRockMyWorld Yay! Hope you enjoy it! 2y
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MatthewBurris
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I heard a lot of positive reviews so i went with some sci-fi for the week before Xmas. 🛰🚀

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BooksintheDelta
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Horror book mislabeled as sci-fi! 🙈

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Oryx
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And the Audible daily deal is a good one today. Read this recently, really enjoyed it.

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LectricSheep
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I have been promised giant sentient spiders in space, and I am very excited. 🕷

carys14 I did this one on audio not too long ago. Your promise will be fulfilled. 2y
LectricSheep @carys14 🙌🏻 Can‘t waaaaaait 2y
LectricSheep @carys14 (how was it on audio btw?) 2y
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Jaimelire Sounds different....adding it 2y
sprainedbrain That sounds very interesting... I would also like to know how the audio is, @carys14 2y
carys14 @sprainedbrain the audio was really good although I have to admit parts of it seemed to drag a bit for me but I think I would have felt the same if I had read it. It was mostly the parts that explained how things evolved over spans of time. 2y
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danny
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This is a tale of genetically engineered superspiders from space. I make no apologies.

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Balibee146
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Oooops here's another #99ponkindle

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Chessa
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Day 5 #riotgrams is BIG BOOKS. I have to say that I‘ve recently become more enamored by short books/novellas - I have commitment-phobia to long books! These are ALL on my TBR. #bigbooks #commitmentissues #bigbooks

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LazyOwl
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This book was so different from what I've ever read. I enjoyed reading about the first two thirds, and then the chapters with the inhabitants of the planets started to drag on and I found myself tempted to skip paragraphs , which I never do

That being said it was such an original & clever plot which is why Im giving it a pick

If you dont like spiders you may struggle with this. I hate spiders but the book was so damn clever I had to overlook it

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LazyOwl
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#currentlyreading for #bookclub.

Interesting from the get go, quite different from my usual reads, but in a good way.

#scifi #space #spacetravel #aliens

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Book_Gnome
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Wow. Fantastic so far and not at all what I expected!

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Endrilkay
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Reading while waiting for Newsies to start! The Muny in STL is such a great resource... top quality productions, awesome outdoor theater, and 1,400 free seats for the general public. I definitely don't take it for granted. ❤

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Endrilkay
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Excited to get into what seems like a really interesting new sci-fi story! Mango smoothie and sunshine :)

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Pheonixlike
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And we areeee done! Houston, it was pretty decent, so we have no problem. 8️⃣ out of 10.
It took a while and didn't engross me I have to admit. Adrian does some excellent story-telling work and the characters (both human and "non") are thoroughly fleshed out. I found, from chapter to chapter, having to remind myself that the time scale has changed significantly. Also, the science "crunch" sometimes is a little in depth. However, great read!

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Currently reading Children of Time. So far; bloody detailed and clever with words! Definitely need to make sure I'm not too tired when I read it!!! #ChildrenOfTime #AdrianTchaikovsky #GoodRead #LongBook #Detailed #NeedToStayAwake #WheresMyCoffee

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Pheonixlike Thanks very much! @jfalkens 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I need to read this. I love Tchaikovsky's epic fantasy/steampunk/insect people series Shadows of the Apt. 2y
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Pheonixlike @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I definitely recommend it; I'm not far through and it's such a different style of writing I'm used to, however I am absolutely hooked! 2y
Pheonixlike Thanks @Ms_T 😊 2y
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Kryckett
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Took a detour from #slaythatseriesreadathon to finish this one. Truly excellent science fiction. Hats off to Tchaikovsky for making 'astronaut spiders' seem so plausible, I wasn't sure whether to hope for them or the remnants of the human race.

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Oryx
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And relax. The great number of ants that seem to be surrounding me are making this book spring to life! Interesting read so far, not what I expected from the blurb, but I think I like it 😃

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I love Tchaikovsky's epic fantasy/insect/steampunk series Shadows of the Apt! Can't wait to get to this. 2y
Oryx @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Definitely recommended! This is the only one I've read of his so far. 2y
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Oryx
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#litsypartyofone feels like it might turn into #litsynapoftwo with my #partycrasher #dogsoflitsy

PS. Don't tell Daisy how big her butt looks in this photo!

Lcsmcat Is it wrong that I want to read this author because he shares a name with a favorite composer? 2y
TrishB 😂😂 2y
Ms_T Hahaha! Very sweet 😃 2y
chapter_fifty2017 This is one of my favorite reads of all time , hope u like it as much ! Its lovely to meet another part of your family so cute !! 2y
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Oryx
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Heard good things about both of these on Litsy, so couldn't resist...

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Kryckett
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Hit the halfway point. This is fascinating science fiction. BSG meets Speaker for the Dead. If I had more time in my life for reading ... it would be unputdownable.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I love Adrian Tchaikovsky but I've only read his fantasy stuff. Can't wait to get to this one! 2y
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