Cold People: From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Child 44

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Cold People: From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Child 44

Cold People: From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Child 44

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So that even close to the end, Smith is still introducing new characters with multi-page backstories before moving back to the action. A tasty, if not always tasteful, tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy. This book is also available from your local independent bookseller or wherever else you prefer to purchase your reading matter. It was interesting that the author chose to follow relatively ordinary people in his narrative rather than world leaders or more traditional hero type characters.

History has proven that we humans find it difficult to peacefully co-exist with anything, much less another race or species. I would have liked to know more about the motives of the aliens beyond the theories bounced about by the survivors as well as what was happening outside of Antarctica. I can see him going back to this idea as it has a kind of open-ended conclusion that leaves enough scope for a sequel and if he does I will read that too.

Hope Town functions on a basis of community care and mutual aid whereas McMurdo City is more martial and operates like the governing structures we’re accustomed to.

Smith’s near-future world is wonderfully imaginative and rigorously detailed, the kind of made-up place that feels viscerally real. New cultures emerge; teenagers fall in love and dream of a better life; and all the while, beneath the ice, something new is growing with dreams of its own. So, when a copy of Cold People arrived in my mailbox, I knew the author could convincingly set a plot in the harshest climate in the world, as the freezing Russian conditions in Child 44 were expertly conveyed to the reader.Tom Rob Smith has created a whole new way of living, as the survivors adapt to their surroundings and start new communities.

The world’s navies all land up in the same harbour at the same time (and then all sink within an hour of each other).g., alien invasion, genetic engineering, and the hardships of Antarctic and post-apocalyptic life, to name just a few. We follow a multi-perspective story as humanity comes into question and how people will either come together to survive…or possibly perish. The most successful of these humanoid creatures is ready to be “integrated” into the community, but the dilemma remains: will this superior species, created by humans, save or destroy us? Plenty of ‘mainstream’ novelists have tried this genre on recently including Derek Miller (Radio Life), Robert Harris (The Second Sleep), Inga Simpson (The Last Woman in the World) and Noah Hawley (Anthem).

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