Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
So much goodness! There has been a sprinkling of pretty okay novellas coming out during 2018 but none have gone so far as to wow me beyond a few lovely characters or a clever premise or two.
Now we have a wonderful premise full of fantastic worldbuilding and a dedication to all the cool little details that make a rich futuristic world. Add post-plague creative prosthetics, ecological disasters, time travel with the banks calling the shots, a global giving-up on the future for a stake in correcting the past...
... and the making of gods and monsters in Ur. :)
I admit, this novella pushed all my buttons.
I love the time period, the exploration of turning SF into mythology, and the great colorful details, and characters I could get behind. Did I mention I love stories that deal with Mesopotamia? *giddy dance*
Would I have liked a full novel continuing on where this ended? Hell, yeah. I even consider myself a fanboy. This level of quality needs all the applause. :)
I think I'm going to nom this for Hugo. Not doing it because it's ALSO nommed for Nebula. I just love it. :)
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