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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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ImperfectCJ
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This novel took what felt like forever to read. It was enjoyable overall if perhaps a little slow at times. I like how Tchaikovsky interprets the psyche of a non-primate species and how he addresses the challenges inherent in a meeting of two sentient life forms.

RaeLovesToRead I was so Team Spider for this book 😄 1w
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Passengers

LiseWorks That was a good movie 4w
ChaoticMissAdventures I am trying to get to this book this year. It is a hefty one and a bit intimidating! 4w
TheSpineView @LiseWorks I liked it too. 4w
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TheSpineView @ChaoticMissAdventures It is a bit on the long. However the characters and story were well done and didn't seem that long. 4w
Klou This sounds awesome! And a fantastic choice in correspondence with the movie! Great job!! 3w
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TracyReadsBooks
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Excellent—the last remnants of humankind leave Earth hoping to find a new home…which they think they have when they discover a terraformed planet. But, the planet isn‘t waiting for them, things aren‘t as the seem, & it‘s a race against time to ensure the survival of the human race. Filled with the audacity, hubris, & hope of humans, the story is also one of the best examples of evolutionary worldbuilding I‘ve ever read. Fascinating, engaging read.

HeyT Portia 🕷♥️ 7mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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This morning‘s reading while everyone else is still asleep.

BookDadGirlDad I have a couple of his on my shelves. I'll be interested to see your review 8mo
TracyReadsBooks @BookDadGirlDad I‘ve only read his most recent novella, Elder Race, which I really enjoyed. Excited to read a full length novel and so far, this one does not disappoint! 8mo
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Sha0102
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nocto
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Well, that was quite a journey! I found some of the middle bits hard going but I‘m very glad I stuck with it as altogether the story is glorious.

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nocto
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Another episode of me trying to get my head into science fiction. Enjoying this but finding the two intertwined stories hard work to switch between.

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TheSpineView
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Eggs 💚🚀🪐 9mo
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TalesandTexts
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This is my first sci-fi genre book ever, and I enjoyed it tremendously. 😄

It talks of a time when the Earth is no more and humanity searches for a new home. The book explores so many incredible themes such as genocide, racism, sexism, cultural misinformation and greed.

I loved the ending - what a spectacular alternative to reality. Definitely recommend this book if you‘re starting out with science fiction.

Children of Ruin - here I come 😃

majkia Welcome to sci fi! So glad your first experience was with a great book :) 10mo
TalesandTexts @majkia Thank you! 😊 10mo
annahenke Oh I love a good sci fi but haven‘t read this - stacking! 10mo
TalesandTexts @annahenke I‘ve also started listening to Children of Ruin, the sequel to this book and its just as good. 9mo
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An interesting twist on how to view humanity. I initially thought I wouldn't like the spiders, because you know.. they are spiders. But... It was extremely interesting reading through their evolution of technology and culture. All the while the humans were essentially evolving in reverse- going back to their war torn ways. The ending was interesting, I'm curious to see where the next book takes these children of time.

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cosmicgoddess
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Starting a new book today! So excited to get back into science fiction (-:

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tphil10283
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It‘s a very interesting read about how intelligence could manifest itself in creatures with very different physical characteristics and ways of interacting with the environment.

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TracyReadsBooks
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I ❤️ book mail! This appears to be turning into the winter of really big books…

JLaurenceCohen Words of Radiance is really good! 11mo
TracyReadsBooks @JLaurenceCohen Good to know! We‘ve got a weekend of wintery weather that is giving me more than enough reason to stay inside reading this series. 11mo
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BookwormAHN
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The earth is gone and an ark ship full of humans is searching the galaxy for a new home. Also a green planet with ultra advanced spiders.
This was going to be a so-so read until the last few chapters. They were brilliant 🕷
#BuddyRead #DecemberBuddyRead @rsteve388 @LibrarianRyan #BBRC #YeahBaby #BioPunk
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#LittenListen #HappyEnding @aperfectmjk
#AVeryMerryBingo #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer @Jadams1776

Jadams1776 🎄🎉📚📚 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
LibrarianRyan I am so behind 11mo
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ljmcm
Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Tchaikovsky creates a sentient species. He gives them a unique means of communicating, a particular social hierarchy and a biological technology that makes complete sense. Then sets them against the last of humankind. In doing so, he shines a light on many of our foibles and idiosyncrasies. The result has to be one of the best science fiction books of the last decade. Serious sci fi fans must read.

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julesG
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#SciFiBuddyread #buddyread #ChildrenOfTime @rsteve388 @BookwormAHN @LibrarianRyan

Doesn't seem to be my kind of book. I'm not invested in the story. I tried the audiobook, too. I'm just not interested in what's going on.

The writing is good, though. I'll definitely try some of Tchaikovsky's other books.

LibrarianRyan I have not even started yet. I am so behined 12mo
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julesG
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Goosebumps. I don't like Portia chapters. Someone should have TW-ed me. 😬 Guess that happens when you add a book to your TBR without reading the blurb properly. 😉

#ChildrenOfTime #DecemberBuddyRead #SciFiBuddyread #buddyread

@rsteve388 @BookwormAHN @LibrarianRyan

BookwormAHN I just kept thinking of Shelob from the Lord of the Rings. 12mo
julesG @BookwormAHN Her and Aragog from Harry Potter. 12mo
BookwormAHN Yes 😸 12mo
TheSpineView Excellant work 12mo
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rsteve388
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#BuddyRead #DecemberBuddyRead #ScifiBuddyRead @BookwormAHN @LibrarianRyan @julesG

Hey y'all. I am excited to do this buddy read with y'all! Here is a breakdown of how I plan to read the book. Feel free to do it differently or what have you. I am gonna see if I can find a discussion guide and see if we can't discuss what happens throughout the book as a group.

BookwormAHN Okay, great 😺 12mo
julesG Thanks! That looks doable (for me). 12mo
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rsteve388
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@TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo #DecemberTBR I have two slots open (19 and 20 for two graphic novels. )

Looking forward to reading Children of Time. Planning to read a.150 pages a week. (It's a 600 page book) so this way it's easy to ensure completion.

I also have an #LMPBC book I need to fit in here.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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rsteve388
Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky

Does anyone know if anyone hosts a Sci-fi Month long readathon? I was just thinking that I don't really read a whole.lot of sci-fi and I'd like to, could of.course use a little help from the community. Thanks in Advance!

julesG Not sure about a month-long readathon, but I read a lot of Sci-Fi and that particularly book is on my TBR. We could do a buddyread. 1y
rsteve388 A Buddy Read Sound Fun! Let's do it. #BuddyRead @julesG it has to wait till December (October is all booked and November is Non Fiction) 1y
julesG No problem. I'll write myself a little reminder. 1y
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rsteve388 @julesG Cool I am adding a note to my calendar as well. 1y
LibrarianRyan @rsteve388 Hit me up and I'll join too. I hate time travel books, but love Sci-Fi. so I am game. And December is perfect. @julesG. 1y
BookwormAHN I'm interested too. Most of the sci-fi I read is Star Wars and I'd like to branch out some. 1y
rsteve388 Sweet! @BookwormAHN I'll post a message Dec 1st and we can re discuss what the plan is. It's a big book 600 pages. May take all month to get through 1y
Bklover This is on sale today for $2.99 for kindle. 11/15 (edited) 13mo
rsteve388 @Bklover Hey that's exciting! 13mo
rsteve388 @julesG ^^^° 12mo
julesG Thank you. I have a brain like Swiss cheese at the moment 12mo
rsteve388 No judgement! @julesG I also have memory issues. 12mo
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rsteve388
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A few weeks back I picked up an Etsy Blind Date With a Book and today it arrived! It was really fun to see what I got! The tagged book is the book but look how cute the packaging.

wanderinglynn How neat! 1y
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bookishbitch
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I've been checking goodwill sporadically for a couple books I'd like to find as used paperbacks. No luck with them today, but I scored this for 3 dollars. I'm calling this a win.

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DaveGreen7777
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Thank you for these #3WordReviews @ShyBookOwl and thank you for the tag @Mavey 😌

Staggering! 🤯
Fascinating! 🖖
Unique! 🦄

If you‘d like to play, consider yourself tagged! 😀🏷

mavey Wow! Seems very riveting! 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Mavey It was, definitely a five star read for me! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2y
Nute The word “staggering” gets my attention! 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Nute Thank you! 😁 Few books have blown my mind as much as this one did! 🤯 2y
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DaveGreen7777
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Thank you for this #WondrousWednesday @Eggs and thank you for the tag @TheSpineView 😀

1. For the tagged book, I‘m going with “Ziggy Stardust”, since it involves humanity‘s savior traveling through space and spiders from another world! 🕷

2. I love figures based on book characters like Funko Pops.

3. It doesn‘t matter to me if characters are my age. I enjoy the Stormlight Archive series and some of those characters are hundreds of years old!

Eggs I love everything about this post❣️❣️ #3: that‘s me, 100 years old 🤯😳👵🏻 2y
RaeLovesToRead Yes to all of this!!!! I love my Ghüs figure with his little flocked pjs and I love the combo of Bowie and space spiders 😍 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Eggs Thank you, Sherri! 😊 2y
DaveGreen7777 @RaeLovesToRead Thank you, Rae! I almost got lazy and went with “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, but I decided to try to be a little more creative! 😁 2y
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 nothing itsy bitsy about those spiddies 😂😂 I still need to read the sequel 2y
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ctelford
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 - I loved this book, a really interesting sci-fi story about humanities search amoung the stars. I loved the alternating chapters between life on the Gilgamesh spaceship and the green terraformed planet humanity wants to call home. The book starts and finishes with an exciting pace which made for easy reading, the ending could perhaps be seen as slightly anticlimactic, but I don‘t know how it could have been written any differently.

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Luulit
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https://www.luulit.com/product/children-of-time-audible-audiobook-unabridged/

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet.

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....

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The_Literary_Jedi
Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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WOW! Classic hard sci-fi for the win 📚📚📚📚📚 This is a rare 5 stack read for me, I loved this book every time I picked it up. Humans out in space, alternate species evolution, insane human/computer hybrids, and so well written from start to finish.

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TheSpineView
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#SciFiSeptember @Klou
#Elysium

In this Sci-Fi novel the remains of humanity leave a dying Earth to find a new home among the stars.

Klou Perfect choice! 2y
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DaveGreen7777
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#TarotTakeover #PageOfCups

Today‘s card represents curiosity and creative possibilities. This reminded me of the alien spiders from “Children of Time.” As the spiders evolve and develop more cognitive thought and awareness, they explore new technologies and create a whole new society. They become more curious about their world and the opportunities it presents.

Thank you to @ErinSueMreads and @Meaw_catlady for this fun bookish challenge! 🙏

Meaw_catlady Oo!! Alien spiders!!! 🖤 2y
Meaw_catlady Great book selfie as usual my friend !! 🖤🖤 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady I think your sci-fi loving heart would really enjoy this book, Rachel! As always, thank you for your kindness! 🤗💖🖤 2y
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Branwen Huzzah for the alien spiders! 😁👍🕷 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen I can‘t wait for you to read this one, Becky, I‘m sure you‘ll love it! 😁 2y
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 I'm looking forward to it too! 😀 2y
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Aussie_SFF
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This is the hard, speculative science fiction that really does it for me. Terraformed planets seeded just for evolutionary genetic experiments gone horribly wrong and yet in such an interesting way. Generational arks sent out from a dying earth and an insane god like scientist trying to pull some very interesting strings. Can't wait for the 2nd one.
5/5 Stars

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Traci1
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I really wanted to love this one, and it started out pretty good. But it just went on and on and on. I feel like a so-so is being very generous.

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DaveGreen7777
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5 out of 5 minds blown by awesomeness! 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

This novel is one of the most brilliant and fascinating science fiction stories I‘ve ever read, particularly how the alien species evolved as a society and discovered their own forms of industry, structure, and science. I loved the exploration of social themes throughout the story. It made me think and also made me feel during the entire journey. Highly recommended for any fans of science fiction!

Leftcoastzen Wow, that is quite an endorsement! Great review, will check it out. 2y
jinxmoon I really loved that, too! The sequel is one of the books I‘m planing to read next. 2y
Lesanne Sounds really good, I‘ll definitely check it out! 2y
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DaveGreen7777 @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 😊 2y
DaveGreen7777 @jinxmoon I‘ve already ordered the second book, I can‘t wait to see how the story continues now! 😀 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Lesanne Hope you enjoy it! 😊 2y
Branwen Huzzah! I'm so glad that you finally got to finish it and that you love it so much! I'm exvited to gear how the second book is! 😀 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Thank you! 😁 I‘m so curious about what happens in the second book now! 🤯 2y
TheSpineView I loved d it too! The 2nd book is good but not on the same level. 2y
DaveGreen7777 @TheSpineView Yeah, I‘m not surprised Book 2 isn‘t on the same level, this kind of magic would be hard to create a second time! 😧 2y
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I honestly can't believe this the author's 1st sci-fi book because it's so meticulously well-crafted and comes together SO well. the sheer time scale of events in this book are so widespread yet everything is fluid. Tchaikovsky also keeps a strong balance between the focus on humans and the emerging spider civilization so neither side ever feels stale or overstaying its welcome. just...wow, this was another excellent read for the year.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk YEEEEESSSS this book!!! 2y
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DaveGreen7777
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I participated in the #MaskUpBookstagram challenge today.

I wear a mask to protect myself and anyone I am in contact with. I wear a mask to help slow down the spread of Covid-19. Really, the mild inconvenience of having a piece of cloth on your face is nothing compared to the inconvenience of contracting a virulent disease!

Plus, if you‘re really lucky, you can find a mask that coordinates with the book you‘re currently reading! 📚

MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
ravenlee Well done! 2y
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Lesanne Nice! 😷👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
DaveGreen7777 @ravenlee Thank you! 😊 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Lesanne Thanks! 😀 2y
EH2018 Good for you! 😷 👍 2y
Branwen Looks wonderful! 😀👏💕📚 2y
Gissy I have a couple of masks related with books!📚😷 2y
sharread Love the tshirt and book. 😃❤💗💕 2y
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
DaveGreen7777 @kspenmoll 😁😁😁 2y
Nute Every thing is RIGHT ON about this post!🙌🏽 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Nute Thank you so much! 😊 2y
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DaveGreen7777
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Thank you for #ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94 and thank you for the tag @JoyBlue 😀

1️⃣ I‘d have to go with Harold Lauder from “The Stand. Harold has two modes, “whiny” and “creepy”. Harold‘s attitudes towards women are so unhealthy and disturbing, I felt like taking a shower any time I read a chapter with him in it.
2️⃣ Freshly cut grass! 💚
3️⃣ Two books! “Palom” by L.L. McNeil and the tagged one.

@Meaw_catlady Would you like to play? 😺

TheRiehlDeal Can't beat the smell of cut grass! 3y
Branwen Nice choice! Harold is definitely super gross! 😝 3y
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Meaw_catlady Hanks for the tag!! And yes Harold is icky! 3y
Bklover Great choice! (Harold) 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Totally agree! At least Flagg knows what he is, while Harold insists on believing he‘s a “victim”. Uggh! 🤮 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady You are most welcome! 😁 And I agree, the ick factor is strong with Harold! 😒 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Bklover Thank you! 😀 3y
MoonWitch94 Fresh cut grass is a great smell! A lot of people are listing it! Thanks for playing ☺️ 3y
DaveGreen7777 @MoonWitch94 😊😊😊 3y
Suet624 You always have the best answers. 3y
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Jesstifies
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OMG this book. This was one of the most interesting and amazing books I think I have ever read. I was surprised like 4 different times at the shifts of narrative and was overwhelmed with such a fresh Sci-fi take. It reminded me a lot of Game of Thrones, not in the story/writing, but that it's of a genre (sci-fi) but also feels outside of it and quite broad. Like GOT, I feel like I could recommend this to almost anyone, not just sci-fi readers.

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SailorJohn
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Great story about clashing civilizations

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DaveGreen7777
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“At least a hundred were sitting around the hangar, and he was struck with an almost phobic response to them: too many, too close, too enclosed. He ended up hovering next to the doorway, realizing that some part of his mind had resigned itself to a future of dealing only with a few other humans, and had perhaps preferred that.”

A man after my own introverted heart! 😂🤣

Branwen 😂🤣 Love this! 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen HA HA! Thank you, Becky! 😁 3y
Zoes_Human 😂 😂 3y
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DaveGreen7777 @Zoes_Human 😁😁😁 3y
JoScho Same!! 🖤🙌🏼 3y
Gissy So funny! 😂 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Gissy HA HA! Thank you! 😂 3y
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DaveGreen7777
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Thank you for inviting me to participate in #AllAboutMe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊

1️⃣ It‘s my name and favorite number. So creative, I know! 😂
2️⃣ Accountant 🤓
3️⃣ I‘m working from home full time, and busier now than before the stay-at-home orders! My boss knows I can‘t go anywhere! 😥
4️⃣ Tagged! Loving it! 📖
5️⃣ Try not to be too hard on yourself! The current situation was thrust upon you and is in no way your fault! Be kind to yourself 🤗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love #5 💛💛💛 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you, Misty! 🤗 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DaveGreen7777 you are welcome!! Stay safe and healthy 💛 3y
Gissy Intelligent boss!!! 😂 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Gissy 😅😂🤣 3y
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DaveGreen7777
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“You will be courageous. You will test my new weapon, and if it fails you are likely to die. I need you to confront the colony marching against us. I need you to walk right into the heart of it.”

No pressure or anything! 😳

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DaveGreen7777
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“It‘s times like these …” he started.
She raised an eyebrow. “Times like what? Being held hostage by lunatic mutineers who might kill us at any second? How many times like those have you had, exactly? Or is the world of academia more interesting than I thought?”

Probably not! 😴😂🤣

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DaveGreen7777
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Don‘t let my expression fool you, I‘m actually enjoying this book! I just read a chapter where spiders go to war with ants, and it was more inventive and exciting than many battle scenes I‘ve read in fantasy novels!

But... WOW, do all these graphic descriptions of spiders doing spidery things make me feel squeamish sometimes! 😰🕷

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂😂 3y
Branwen ???? "Spiders doing spidery things!" ?? 3y
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Meaw_catlady Love this!!! Eek to spiders tho! 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen I gave such a way with words, don‘t I?! 🤣 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady Yeah, the book is equal parts compelling and creepy! 😧 3y
QuietlyLaura Your dreams should be interesting tonight! 🤔😂 3y
DaveGreen7777 @QuietlyLaura HA HA HA! 😂🤣 3y
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DaveGreen7777
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#Two4Tuesday

Thank you for the tags @TheSpineView @Meaw_catlady 😊

1. Spidery!!! 😱🕷🕸

2. No, but it isn‘t due to any concern about having books delivered. I‘m trying to save money right now (especially since I don‘t know how the pandemic will affect the agency I work for in the long run), so I am concentrating on books I already own.

TheSpineView Loved Children of Time... but not for people with a spider phobia.😂 Thanks for playing! 😊 3y
DaveGreen7777 @TheSpineView I‘m finding that out! 😂 The spider chapters make me squirm a little, but I still find them so fascinating! 😱 3y
TheSpineView @DaveGreen7777 Totally! Will you read book 2? 3y
DaveGreen7777 @TheSpineView I‘m only about 12% into book 1 right now, but if it stays as good as it‘s been, I‘ll definitely be reading Book 2! 😀 3y
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DaveGreen7777
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“The three spiders are out of their territory by fifty days. Theirs is a species given to curiosity. That same ability that allowed their tiny ancestors to create a mental map of their environs has become the ability to imagine, to ask what is beyond the forest. Portia‘s people are born explorers.”

I love how super-evolved spiders are such compelling characters here. Even though I usually like spiders about as much as the guy in this photo does!

MrBook 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
BiblioLitten I find them fascinating too! 3y
DaveGreen7777 @MrBook 😁😁😁 3y
DaveGreen7777 @BiblioLitten It‘s a really cool aspect of this book so far! 😀 3y
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DaveGreen7777
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“This will be the first of a thousand worlds that we will give life to. For we are gods, and we are lonely, so we shall create …”

Started a new book today! Very promising start so far! 😀

Branwen Huzzah! Can't wait to hear what you think about it! 🤗📚💕🚀 3y
Nute Is that the opening line? It‘s already pulled me in! 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Only a few pages in but it‘s off to a great start, Becky! 😀 3y
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DaveGreen7777 @Nute Not quite the opening line, but it‘s part of a character‘s very compelling inner monologue during the first scene of the book! 😀 3y
kspenmoll Love your photo!!! 3y
DaveGreen7777 @kspenmoll Thank you! 😁 3y
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imyril
Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Contrary to the advice I was given, this isn‘t a good book for arachnophobes (especially with visual imaginations). But in spite of my creeping horror I can appreciate that it is - objectively - a good book, however little I was able to enjoy it. If you like spiders, it‘s a must read, a clever examination of social and scientific evolution on an alternate thread, contrasted with the last twitches of humanity #LitsyAtoZ

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Ottergirl
Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky

Who would have thought a book about spiders could be so interesting! Genuinely enjoying this #bookclub read

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Jari-chan
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Pickpick

That was a fascinating read. Sure no book for people with arachnophobia, but I'm gladly none of those. Now I have a new view point on evolution and that's cool.

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RainyDayReading
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In my defense....my will power was weak. Very weak. Pretty much nonexistent to be honest 😅 Time to start weeding out my shelves I think to get these guys to fit now. #bookhaul

Geenie 😍 3y
llwheeler Wow, great haul. What a gorgeous Lord of the Rings! 3y
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SheilaChew
Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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When your coworkers buy you books and leave them for you on your desk ❤️

TheSpineView Awesome! Loved that book!💜 3y
Nute Sweet! 3y
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