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Terran tomorrow / Nancy Kress.
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9780765390356
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First edition.
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New York : Tor, A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2018.

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334 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
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"The diplomatic mission from Earth to World ended in disaster, as the Earth's scientists discovered that the Worlders were not the scientifically advanced culture they believed. Though they brought a limited quantity of the vaccine against the deadly spore cloud, there was no way to make enough to vaccinate more than a few dozen, and the Earth scientists and surviving diplomats fled back to Earth. Once home, after the twenty-eight-year gap caused by their transit through space, they find an Earth changed almost beyond recognition. In the aftermath of the spore cloud plague, the human race has been reduced to a few million isolated survivors. The knowledge brought back by Marianne Jenner and her staff may not be enough to turn the tide of ongoing biological warfare"-- Provided by publisher.
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Nancy Kress returns with Terran Tomorrow , the final book in the thrilling hard science fiction trilogy based on the Nebula Award-winning novella Yesterday's Kin .

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The diplomatic mission from Earth to World ended in disaster, as the Earth scientists discovered that the Worlders were not the scientifically advanced culture they believed. Though they brought a limited quantity of the vaccine against the deadly spore cloud, there was no way to make enough to vaccinate more than a few dozen. The Earth scientists, and surviving diplomats, fled back to Earth.

But once home, after the twenty-eight-year gap caused by the space ship transit, they find an Earth changed almost beyond recognition. In the aftermath of the spore cloud plague, the human race has been reduced to only a few million isolated survivors. The knowledge brought back by Marianne Jenner and her staff may not be enough to turn the tide of ongoing biological warfare.

The Yesterday's Kin Trilogy
#1 Tomorrow's Kin
#2 If Tomorrow Comes
#3 Terran Tomorrow


Author Notes

Nancy Kress is an author who won Best Novella at the Nebula Awards 2014 for her title Yesterday's Kin.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Kress disappoints with an exposition-heavy and slow-moving conclusion to the Yesterday's Kin trilogy (following If Tomorrow Comes). Three decades before this book begins, a delegation of humans, including Dr. Marianne Jenner, left Earth to establish trade relations with the "human-aliens" known as the Kindred. When Jenner finally returns, along with four other humans and five Kindred, it's to a very different Earth: 96% of humans have been killed in a bioweapons attack launched by the fanatic Gaiists, who believed their mass murder necessary to protect the planet. The survivors of the bird-borne virus-those immune to it, and those who venture out of secure domes only in protective suits-must still fight for survival against the New America paramilitary group that emerged from the chaos. Another peril looms when some humans, and some of the Kindred who traveled with Jenner's party, become comatose from an unknown cause. Underdeveloped characters and uninspired prose ("Between them lay gulfs of perception, crossed only by the fragile bridges of kinship and history") won't help readers make it through this ponderous tale. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.