Tomorrow's Kin by Nancy Kress

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Hard Science Fiction is a thing! And Nancy Kress blew this one completely out of the park. 

First, I want to point out that I am an incredibly hard sell with Sci-Fi. I don't read it often, because I normally can't stay interested. Second, I have a degree in Psychology--my husband is the Chemist. So in no way do I tend to enjoy stories that surround the hard sciences. Third, when I read blurbs that include "aliens" I run the other way, I don't even finish the blurbs. BUT, I can get behind Tomorrow's Kin with zero issue, finished the blurb, and was ready to dive into the story.

The following review may contain minor spoilers, so if you don't want that to happen, stop reading the review now and just go read the book!

It is well fleshed out in how the aliens arrive, who they are, what they want, and what happens to Earth after they visit. It also never looses it's more important piece: humanity. We get to follow a very broken family and how the Denebs arriving made the fractures even more apparent and it is so dang good, y'all. Plus, the book actually spans past the countdown to a terrible spore field that will kill and cripple everything (and the Denebs leaving Earth) and I think that was a brilliant move. Just like the Bubonic plague, nothing kills out all of humanity at once, and it is incredibly important to investigate the fall out.  At it's core, Tomorrow's Kin is about humanity and it's will to bounce back, survive, and adapt.


The aliens are believable and not hokey, and I actually ended up really liking them--and slightly preferring them to their Earth counterparts. It wasn't actually they're fault, but considering so many of the conspiracy theorists in the story decided it was, the GIF is incredibly accurate for this book. 

Pick this book up when it comes out on July 11. You will not be disappointed.

Thank you to NetGalley, Nancy Kress, and Macmillan-Tor/Forge for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. 


  1. I have never noticed the term Hard Science Fiction before, but then, I'm more of a women's and literary fiction reader ;)

    1. I've got a lot of scientists in my family. Hard Science Fiction is where it goes into incredible detail for the science behind it all and makes sure that it is plausible in present times instead of just futuristic times.

  2. Sounds interesting.... not sure if I want to read it, but I do love aliens. :) (Just not E.T. He's terrifying!)

    1. This one isn't a terrifying one. It's okay when it comes to aliens. But maybe that's because I really don't like stories about aliens!

  3. I'm with you on the aliens. I tend to be more of a fantasy girl. Based on what you said here this might be worth checking out.


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