Thursday, March 22, 2018

What is Nancy Kress reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Nancy Kress, author of If Tomorrow Comes: Book 2 of the Yesterday's Kin Trilogy.

Her entry begins:
Books get chosen for different reasons. Right now I am or have been reading:

Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari. This non-fiction was chosen by my science book club for this quarter’s meeting. A historian with an astonishing breadth of information discusses the paradigms and beliefs that have guided societies in the past (religions), that do guide us in the present (humanism and science), and will guide us in the future, when we achieve immortality and become as gods (hence the title). Interesting book, but he...[read on]
About If Tomorrow Comes, from the publisher:
Nancy Kress returns with If Tomorrow Comes, the sequel of Tomorrow's Kin, part of an all-new hard science fiction trilogy based on a Nebula Award-winning novella

Ten years after the Aliens left Earth, humanity succeeds in building a ship, Friendship, to follow them home to Kindred. Aboard are a crew of scientists, diplomats, and a squad of Rangers to protect them. But when the Friendship arrives, they find nothing they expected. No interplanetary culture, no industrial base—and no cure for the spore disease.

A timeslip in the apparently instantaneous travel between worlds has occurred and far more than ten years have passed.

Once again scientists find themselves in a race against time to save humanity and their kind from a deadly virus while a clock of a different sort runs down on a military solution no less deadly to all. Amid devastation and plague come stories of heroism and sacrifice and of genetic destiny and free choice, with its implicit promise of conscious change.
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