Adrian Tchaikovsky: Children of Time

published in: 2015
read on:2023-07-21

Humanity tries to find a new home. Seveneves vibes.

There’s a scientific experiment to terraform a planet, fill it with monkeys, and speed up their evolution. Meanwhile, Earth is dying. Things go wrong and what we get is an epic space opera and spiders.

I feel the book was uneven the same way as Three-Body Problem is: the world is fascinating but the characters are flat and I don’t care about them.

A worthy read but not going to read the sequels even though the series got a Hugo Award(!)