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Fiction Time Travel

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach

by (author) Kelly Robson

Initial publish date
Mar 2018
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"Brilliantly structured . . . with a delicious tension carefully developed among the wonderful characters." —TheNew York Times
Experience this far-reaching, mind-bending science fiction adventure that uses time travel to merge climate fiction with historical fantasy. From Kelly Robson, Aurora Award winner, Campbell, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon finalist, and author ofWaters of Versailles
Discover a shifting history of adventure as humanity clashes over whether to repair their ruined planet or luxuriate in a less tainted past.
In 2267, Earth has just begun to recover from worldwide ecological disasters. Minh is part of the generation that first moved back up to the surface of the Earth from the underground hells, to reclaim humanity's ancestral habitat. She's spent her entire life restoring river ecosystems, but lately the kind of long-term restoration projects Minh works on have been stalled due to the invention of time travel. When she gets the opportunity take a team to 2000 BC to survey the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, she jumps at the chance to uncover the secrets of the shadowy think tank that controls time travel technology.

About the author


  • Short-listed, Locus Awards - Nominee
  • Short-listed, Hugo Award - Nominee
  • Short-listed, Nebula Awards - Nominee

Contributor Notes

KELLY ROBSON’s fiction has appeared inAsimov’s Science Fiction,,Clarkesworld Magazine, and several anthologies. Her novellaWaters of Versailles won the 2016 Aurora Award, and she has also been a finalist for the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, Sunburst Award, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stories have been included in numerous year’s best anthologies, and she is a regular contributor to theAnother Wordcolumn atClarkesworld.
Kelly grew up in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and competed in rodeos as a teenager. From 2008 to 2012, she was the wine columnist forChatelaine, Canada’s largest women’s magazine. After many years in Vancouver, she and her wife, fellow SF writer A.M. Dellamonica, now live in Toronto.

Editorial Reviews

"Brilliantly structured . . . with a delicious tension carefully developed among the wonderful characters." —TheNew York Times
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is a tour-de-force, with nuanced characters in a masterfully conceived world of stunning, mind-bending eco-tech. Absolutely brilliant storytelling. I didn’t want it to end.” —Annalee Newitz, co-founder of io9 and author ofAutonomous
“The far future, the distant past. Time travel, bioengineering, office politics— and ecological consulting. How could Inot love this?” —Peter Watts, author ofEchopraxia
“A necessary meditation on the nature of change and the sacrifice required to manifest it, Robson's novella pulls no punches, spares no rods, and leaves no idea unexamined.” —Madeline Ashby, author ofCompany Town
“Rich, nuanced characters, deeply compelling story, and a powerfully conceived world makeGods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach one of the best novellas of recent times.” —Jonathan Strahan

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