Children of Ruin

Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Tour de force!


I thought Adrian's last book was good - but he's outdone himself here. Not only has he teamed up humans (sorry, Humans!) and Spiders, but they discover two totally different sets of aliens, and... make it work!

He seems to have an ability to put himself into the brain(s) of whatever species he has invented, in a way that is better than just about anyone else I have read. Larry Niven did it well; AE van Vogt did it well once - and Adrian Tchaikovsky does it superbly well.

This book is great; the series (of 2) is wonderful. I look forward to reading more of him!