Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 19th October, 2022 #Brainfluffbookblog #CWC #WOW

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – Children of Memory – Book 2 of the Children of Time series by Adrian Tchaikovsky – release date – 24th November, 2022

#science fiction #colonisation adventure

BLURB: Earth is failing. In a desperate bid to escape, the spaceship Enkidu and its captain, Heorest Holt, carry its precious human cargo to a potential new Eden. Generations later, this fragile colony has managed to survive, eking out a hardy existence. Yet life is tough, and much technological knowledge has been lost.

Then Liff, Holt’s granddaughter, hears whispers that the strangers in town aren’t from neighbouring farmland. That they possess unparalleled technology – and that they’ve arrived from another world. But not all questions are so easily answered, and their price may be the colony itself.
The first book in this series, Children of Time, is one of my all-time favourite colonisation adventures – I just loved those spiders… While the second book, Children of Ruin wasn’t quite as successful, nonetheless I’m delighted to have got hold of this third book in the series – especially as the premise is so intriguing.

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    • I do hope you manage to squeeze it into your reading schedule, Tammy. It’s so quirky and unusual, while also gently parodying some of the main tropes of space opera…

    • He’s really worth reading. Other books I’d particularly recommend of his – Bear Head, Ogres, The Expert System’s Brother, as well as his awesome Echoes of the Fall epic fantasy series. But I love the way he turns familiar tropes on their head and his wry humour – he also happens to be a lovely chap, which is always a bonus…

  1. Like you, I loved the first book (despite the spiders!!!! LOL) but was not so enthusiastic about the second. The synopsis of this third volume in the series sounds more than promising: I LOVE colonization stories… 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. You described my feelings for the first two books exactly – I also LOVED the first book, and the second was only okay. But that’s not going to stop me from sinking my teeth into this one when it comes out, can’t wait!

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