We had both heard Nancy read from the beginning of this novellaÂ at Worldcon in San Antonio, and been hungry for the rest of the story ever since. Â Gisele finished and let me pryÂ the ARC out of her hands.Â I devoured it on the plane. Â My plane ticket is still stuck in the last page. Â I’ve just been waiting until peopleÂ could get it before I wrote up a recommendation.
Yesterday’s Kin isÂ a fabulous look at first contact through the eyes of a family. Â Like all of Nancy’s work, the characterization and the science is impeccable, and the story so well done that I was sad when it was over. Â Nancy delivers a complete package, and shows her chops as one of our best modern science fiction writers.
I can’t say too much without delivering spoilers, but this is well worth your time.