Thursday, March 2, 2023

Cold People


Author: Tom Rob Smith

Narrator: Rebecca Lowman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Year: 2023

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Thank you and @librofm for the complimentary audiobook. 

Cold People is a thought-provoking sci fi global apocalyptic survival story and it really hooked me. 

Alien ships suddenly appear in the sky all over the world. They have one simple message. All the people on earth have 30 days to make their way to Antarctica. It’s the least habitable place in the world and the only place the alien invaders will allow humans to now live. 

The story focuses on a few of the main characters perilous journey to Antarctica. Those that survived the journey must find ways to survive and thrive living there. What happens to mankind as the decades go by and their high tech cold weather gear can no longer be patched or replaced? Can the human species evolve quickly enough to survive? Could genetic engineering help create future generations of humans better suited to live in the bitter cold environment? Will genetically modified beings still be humans if they look vastly different or will they be an entirely new species? Would they retain our humanity?

This was such a unique and compelling story. For me sci fi is a delicate balance of characters, science, and action. Author Tom Rob Smith really hits the mark here with interesting characters, a quickly moving plot, and enough science to be plausible without being overwhelming. Kudos to Rebecca Lowman for for her stellar narration. Pick this one up if you’re looking for a smart survival story that will leave you pondering what it means to be human. 

QOTD: are you a cold weather person or a warm weather person? 

I’m definitely a warm weather person. I don’t like the snow and the cold. Pretty sure I wouldn’t last long living in Antarctica! 

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