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Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach
Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach | Kelly Robson
"Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is a tour-de-force, with nuanced characters in a masterfully conceived world of stunning, mind-bending eco-tech." Annalee Newitz Experience this far-reaching, mind-bending science fiction adventure that uses time travel to merge climate fiction with historical fantasy. From Kelly Robson, Aurora Award winner, Campbell, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon finalist, and author of Waters of Versailles Discover a shifting history of adventure as humanity clashes over whether to repair their ruined planet or luxuriate in a less tainted pass. 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's spent her entire life restoring river ecosystems, but lately the kind of long-term restoration projects Minh works on have been stalled due to the invention of time travel. When she gets the opportunity take a team to 2000 BC to survey the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, she jumps at the chance to uncover the secrets of the shadowy think tank that controls time travel technology. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Eyelit
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Posting covers I love for 7 days, no explanation needed. Tagging someone to play each day.

(Day 5)

@Laura317 have you been tagged yet? If no, would you like to join in?

TheLibrarian I really like this cover too! 1mo
Nute Way cool! 1mo
GatheringBooks ooh! i likey! 1mo
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Laura317 @Eyelit Thanks! 1mo
Soubhiville How was this book? I love the cover! 1mo
Eyelit @Soubhiville of all the books I‘ve posted for this challenge this is the only one I haven‘t read yet 😂 it‘s high on my list and hope to get to it before the year ends. I‘ll keep you posted 1mo
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ChasingOm
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Rewarding myself for another day of reaching my step goals for #BookFitnessChallenge with a bubble bath, hot tea, chocolate dipped date, and this book, one of my last #2019HugoFinalists novellas I need to read. 😄🙌🏻☕️
#BFC

Caterina Yessss I so support this reward for a successful #bfc day!! You rock! 🙌 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 5mo
monalyisha YUM! Love dates! Good job with meeting your goals & creating delicious rewards! 😉 5mo
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TheSpineView Keep up the good work! 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
BethM Best reward! 💕 5mo
Kaye ✨✨🌟✨✨✨ 5mo
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kwmg40
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I managed only 12 hours and 10 minutes in the #24B4Monday #readathon, but I made good progress in my Hugo Awards reading this year. I finished this very fun time-travel story by Kelly Robson (Best Novella nominee). I also finished a couple of stories from the Charlie Stross‘s Laundry Files (Best Series nominee). #hugo2019 #hugoawards

Thanks to @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65 for hosting!

TheReadingMermaid You made it over halfway that's fantastic!!! 👏👏🎉🎉 6mo
Andrew65 12 hours is still an excellent time over three days. Well done. 👏👏👏😊 6mo
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esurient
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Mehso-so

Cool veneer; lacking depth. This was an example of where the novella format totally did not work for me. It's a damned shame: I had been franticly excited for the senior-citizen protagonist with AWESOME OCTOPUS LEGS, but the story is all messy time travel handwaveyness and I'm back here like, ...oh.

#vacationread No. 5, proper relaxing.

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InLibrisVeritas
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Thank you so much @eyelit! I am so excited to get to this one!! 💚💚💚

#kindlitsy

Eyelit You‘re welcome - it sounds really cool (and that cover)! 10mo
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AthenaWins
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A quick, entertaining read. Full of action. I kind of wished it had gone on to tie up the loose ends, but I can see the value in leaving it open. Great for anyone who loves a short sci-fi.

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AthenaWins
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I'm not sure I'll reach my goal by the end of the year. 41 books means I need to read 9 more in 3 weeks. 😱

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imyril
Mehso-so

I need to sit with this. There‘s lots of elements I liked, but it didn‘t quite come together for me and the abrupt ending didn‘t help reconcile how I felt about it.

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GivenLemons
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Pickpick

I really liked this! It examined the ethics of time travel and superiority over the past, while still having some conflicts that weren‘t resolved. I‘d love to have more in this universe.

abbielistenstobooks Oooooooo! Sounds fun! 11mo
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RedMudNessa
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Mehso-so

A quick scifi read. I didn't love it but I also didn't hate it. It had parts that interested me but the story never really gripped me and I didn't really care about the characters or what they were doing.

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PickwickPlockPlock
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Pickpick

Time travel, artificial tentacle limbs , badass women and believable conflict make this a pick. (Small) minus points for being too short and a rather abrupt ending, probably both because it's 'only' a novella. I would have loved to read more about that world and how everything works.
That's the prompts 'gorgeous cover' and 'strong female lead & passes Bechdel test' for the #SFFTBRChallenge sorted.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Pickpick

This little novel read like peak Michael Crichton. Experts spend a lot of time speaking thick techno-babble, then undertake a scientific expedition which falls apart due to human error and the inherent unpredictability of all things.

The team is from our wrecked future traveling back to ancient Mesopotamia to study the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. And yes Minh on the cover does have neurally-controlled prosthetic tentacles.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk The second book of my #SummerOfShort 1y
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Anton
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Added a bunch of books to my TBR pile today including this sci-fi novella which sounds super interesting.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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I try to go easy on the book buying in March because I know I‘ll end up going flippin‘ crazy during April (birthday month).

But I will forgive myself this #bookmail which I preordered in November based solely on that cover (THAT COVER!) and the knowledge that it has something to do with time travel.

LibrarianRyan That is an awesome cover. I would buy it just on the cover. 2y
Bianca 😍 2y
dsfisher That title! 2y
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Liberty
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“Who wouldn‘t jump at the chance to time travel?” 😂

Cathythoughts 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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