Tomorrow's Kin

Tomorrow s Kin Tomorrow s Kin is the first volume in and all new hard SF trilogy by Nancy Kress based on the Nebula Award winning Yesterday s Kin The aliens have arrived they ve landed their Embassy ship on a platfo

  • Title: Tomorrow's Kin
  • Author: Nancy Kress
  • ISBN: 9780765390295
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tomorrow s Kin is the first volume in and all new hard SF trilogy by Nancy Kress based on the Nebula Award winning Yesterday s Kin.The aliens have arrived they ve landed their Embassy ship on a platform in New York Harbor, and will only speak with the United Nations They say that their world is so different from Earth, in terms of gravity and atmosphere, that they cannTomorrow s Kin is the first volume in and all new hard SF trilogy by Nancy Kress based on the Nebula Award winning Yesterday s Kin.The aliens have arrived they ve landed their Embassy ship on a platform in New York Harbor, and will only speak with the United Nations They say that their world is so different from Earth, in terms of gravity and atmosphere, that they cannot leave their ship The population of Earth has erupted in fear and speculation.One day Dr Marianne Jenner, an obscure scientist working with the human genome, receives an invitation that she cannot refuse The Secret Service arrives at her college to escort her to New York, for she has been invited, along with the Secretary General of the UN and a few other ambassadors, to visit the alien Embassy.The truth is about to be revealed Earth s most elite scientists have ten months to prevent a disaster and not everyone is willing to wait.

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    1. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC!I've read a lot of Nancy Kress, going way back to the Eighties and Nineties when she was a regular in Asimov. I'll be honest and say that I was amazed by her debut novels. Some of the later ones, though? Not so much. I know that this novel isn't going to get a super-glowing review, but I can tell you that it's solid novel. Very solid.As with a lot of Kress, we get a lot of single or at most dual high-science concepts taken all the way as the grand arc for a novel, [...]

    2. Tomorrow’s Kin is Kress’ expansion of her award-winning novella Yesterday’s Kin. The plot is a first contact/soft invasion story, in which aliens come to earth to warn humanity of an impending disaster and to help us develop the technology to stop it. There is a catch, of course (no spoilers here), that calls into question the aliens’ motives for helping us (or possibly, questions whether they are here to help us at all).The premise of Tomorrow’s Kin is a strong one – worthy of Arthu [...]

    3. Aliens have landed on Earth and stationed their ship at the New York Harbor. They've communicated that their own world is very different from Earth and they cannot leave their ship but are willing to talk with the United Nations about their arrival. This is of course causing a bit of fear and panic among citizens wanting to know more and why the aliens are here. Dr. Marianne Jenner had made a discovery that got her name on the map but while attending a faculty event someone arrives stating that [...]

    4. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.Tomorrow’s Kin by Nancy Press is a first encounter science fiction story which expands on the author’s Nebula Award winning novella Yesterday’s Kin. While it has some explosive events and normal alien conspiracy elements to it, this story is more focused on its main character, Dr. Marianne Jenner, and the cutting-edge science at its heart.Four months ago, an object heading toward Earth was discovered to be an alien spacecraft. Thankfully, the extraterrest [...]

    5. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2017/08/05/I’m always up for a good tale of alien first contact, and Tomorrow’s Kin definitely fit the bill. Expanding upon the author’s Nebula Award-winning novella Yesterday’s Kin, this book is told in multiple sections, first chronicling the arrival of the extra-terrestrials before exploring the far-reaching repercussions in the latter parts of the novel.It is New York City, sometime in the near future. Humanity now knows for certain the [...]

    6. So, this is more of a 2.5. From my column:Tomorrow’s Kin, by Nancy Kress, starts off with a strong, intriguing angle. Theoretical geneticist Dr. Marianne Jenner makes a seemingly minor discovery that catches the interest of aliens camping out in New York. They inform her that she and a team of human scientists will be crucial in preventing a disaster in 10 months that could end humanity. The first half of the book swells with promise and interesting ideas, but by the middle, it grows soggy wit [...]

    7. A first encounter sci-fi story. Dr Marianne Jenner discovers something unusual in the human genome and receives an invite to visit an alien Embassy ship which is floating over New York Harbour. Here she discovers how her work relates to the aliens and an imminent disaster that is threatening the planet.There was plenty of science in this book to keep me entertained, from genetics, physics, ecology etc. and aliens with possibly shady motives to give me the conspiracy theory thrill. I loved that t [...]

    8. Tomorrow's Kin is the first novel in a new trilogy expanding upon Nancy Kress' excellent Nebula Award-winning novella Yesterday's Kin. The first third is the previously published story, and the rest of the novel follows what happens after the end of the original novella. Though I did think the novella was the strongest part, I found the novel as a whole to be smart and engaging. I also enjoyed following the main protagonist, Dr. Marianne Jenner, a mother, grandmother, and geneticist who makes an [...]

    9. 2.5 StarsI was originally very excited for the premise of this story, but unfortunately I was quite disappointed by the execution. The synopsis sounded very similar to the basic setup of Arrival/Story of Your Life. However, this book was completely different and it would be unfair to compare it to that masterpiece work.For me, the downfall of this novel started with the marketing, which setup the wrong expectations for the reader. This book is advertised as hard science fiction, which was not at [...]

    10. I think this is the sort of novel that will work for people who like idea focused, harder sci-fi. As you can probably guess from my rating, that's not really me. I need characters I can really latch onto and care about. Unfortunately for me, most of the many characters introduced are walk-on parts, and they are shuffled out of the story one way or another. Marianne is the main POV character, but I had a hard time connecting with her. Now, part of this may be because the structure of the story me [...]

    11. This is really three novels in one: An "Earth's first encounter with aliens" story, an "ecological apocalypse" story, and a "intrigue with space battle" story. It's dark, particularly the middle part, but it's pretty entertaining if you can surf the shift in stories. Nancy Kress is talented enough to make such surfing pretty easy and I admire the scope of the effort. I particularly appreciate the closure at the end with enough open window for a sequel - no mean feat.

    12. I enjoyed the book a lot, and a big part of that was because I could relate to the main character. She is an academic, so am I. She does basically obscure research that no one outside her field cares about, which occasionally (and apparently randomly) gets a lot of public attention. That's my job in a nutshell. She also has to deal with a lot of bullshit from people who should really know better, or who should at least be more considerate. Welcome to my life.I found the story very engaging, and [...]

    13. This is an expanded version of the novella Yesterday's Kin. I read part of it and went I've read this and it's too soon for a rereading.

    14. 3.5 stars. I liked several things about this book but other things didn't really make sense to me. The rest is a spoiler so click below if you want to see that.(view spoiler)[Things I liked:I liked most of the ecology stuff where the mice were killed off by the 'spore' virus, causing ecological and economic catastrophes.I liked (though it was depressing) the themes of climate change storms, the decline of the US, isolationist politics, etc. I liked having a modern scifi book with panspermia as a [...]

    15. *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*Tomorrow’s Kin is the first in a new sci-fi series by Nancy Kress. It opens with a mystery, of sorts – an alien spaceship sat at anchor near the United Nations. But there’s more than first contact at stake.The world as we know it has changed. Well, a little, anyway. At the start of Tomorrow’s Kin, the social geography feels familiar. New York is still New York – a thriving city of millions, going about its business in a way that the reader [...]

    16. I’ve read a couple of books by this author and thoroughly enjoyed both of them, in fact, the first book that I read was Yesterday’s Kin. The book that this series is based upon or is a continuation of. I thought the cover looked familiar when requesting it so I dug a little deeper and discovered the connection and became concerned for a moment that I was about to read the same book twice. The page count was different so I decided to continue and see what was different.I have to confess I did [...]

    17. A mature female scientist protagonist who is a grandmother who works. She isn't/ hasn't been a perfect mom, or maybe she has ? She hasn't been the perfect wife or girlfriend, or maybe she has ? She isn't/ hasn't been the perfect friend or co-worker, or maybe she has ? Why is it so hard to know? Because life's not perfect and neither are the people we love, depend on, armoire or even envy. Why? Because good days follow bad days, but sometimes not in that order. She's a unique heroine and i'm glad [...]

    18. This book was really intriguing for the first 100 pages or so, then not so much. A lot of potential wasted. There was possibility for more intrigue toward the end but was wasted as well. The book is well written from bethel most part, but the story is seriously lacking.

    19. I quit this book less than halfway through. I was constantly irritated by the poorly constructed plot, and dated, stereotyped characterizations--the first being the "discreet"gay friend who is never given anything but "plummy accent" and "manicured fingers" to flesh out his character. They are good friends for years, we hear but she actually asks him if he's gay--because she's apparently never asked before. The dialogue isn't plausible. The science seems off. At one point we are told that the al [...]

    20. I found Tomorrow's Kin to be a compelling read. A great first contact adventure with likeable and complex characters.

    21. TOMORROW'S KIN is the first book of the Yesterday's Kin trilogy, and an expansion of the 2014 novella Yesterday's Kin, which won the Nebula award for Best Novella at the 2015 Nebula Awards ceremony held in Chicago. While it was not my favorite that year - "We Are All Completely Fine" by Daryl Gregory would have gotten my vote if I was an eligible voter - I did like it quite a bit. I had a few quibbles with it, but all in all it was a fine story. Sometime after that I'd heard she was going to exp [...]

    22. Dr. Marianne Jenner is a respected but not eminent scientist--the type who makes a few minor contributions to her field though unstinting hard work and a certain amount of luck. Then aliens descend on New York and ask for her by name. (view spoiler)[It turns out that the "aliens" are really the descendants of humans who somehow ended up on a far distant planet. There's a cloud of spores drifting through space that will destroy life on Earth, then hit the "alien's" planet. They propose to team th [...]

    23. The first section of Nancy Kress’ novel Tomorrow’s Kin is essentially the same as the novella Yesterday’s Kin. A combination first contact/approaching apocalypse/medical thriller, it’s the story of aliens arriving on Earth, only to announce that they are humans, somewhat altered by tens of thousands of years of evolution on an alien planet, where their ancestors had been settled, seeded by an unknown ancient race, and that they have come to warn their distant cousins that the path of the [...]

    24. Part One of this novel is obviously the well-polished short story that inspired this full-length novel. It ends on a note that could be final or could blend into the beginning of a longer story. I was a little disappointed that the Denebs looked humanoid but Ms. Kress did a good job of explaining why and left herself fodder for future installments in the trilogy. There were lots of almost-too-convenient coincidences (there kind of have to be in a short story), but I still feel the story was well [...]

    25. A copy of the review can be found here: bookinkreviews/20Hard Science Fiction is a thing! And Nancy Kress blew this one completely out of the park.First, I want to point out that I am an incredibly hard sell with Sci-Fi. I don't read it often, because I normally can't stay interested. Second, I have a degree in Psychology--my husband is the Chemist. So in no way do I tend to enjoy stories that surround the hard sciences. Third, when I read blurbs that include "aliens" I run the other way, I don' [...]

    26. Having previously read and loved Yesterday's Kin, I was eagerly looking forward to this extended version (though the page count doesn't expand by much). It starts of the same, with Dr Marianne Jenner being collected by the FBI in the middle of an evening celebration dedicated to her and her work, as she's needed for the alien issue. Because aliens have landed, and it's her work specifically that the entire world is now relying on.Four months ago aliens arrived on earth. They set up shop, didn't [...]

    27. ARC received in exchange for a review vis Netgalley.I was initially excited to read this book because I've been on a real scifi kick this summer and I was approved for an ARC shortly after watching Arrival. I expected an alien first contact story in a similar vein. I got a very small amount of that in the first part of the book, but as the narrative continued to jump further and further into the future, the less attached i became to it. All together, the story spans roughly 10 years, which isn't [...]

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