The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky
The great think about Tchaikovsky’s sci-fi is that he never supposes that humans are ‘special’. That humans are the only life that is, and could ever be in the universe. His sci-fi is quite unique just like the author, how many authors are writing sci-fi that have a zoology, psychology degree and practice law?
This book started out all over place, but the pieces came into place near the end. This isn’t my favorite work by this author but I can see how this is a lighter, more accessible book. This is like his Dan Brown thriller that can get people interested in his work.
The major premise of this book is that the world is ending, and scientists and some friendly ‘aliens’ are there to help us put the pieces back together again. Sounds like Dan Brown minus the aliens eh?
Once you’ve whetted your appetite for weird sentient creepy crawlies with this book, you can check out my favorite series by this author, Children of Time (only 600 pages!).
Book #4 in my #ReadingChallenge2021