After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall

After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall

eBook - 2012 | 1st ed.
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The year is 2035. After ecological disasters nearly destroyed the Earth, 26 survivors--the last of humanity--are trapped by an alien race in a sterile enclosure known as the Shell. Fifteen-year-old Pete is one of the Six--children who were born deformed or sterile and raised in the Shell. As, one by one, the survivors grow sick and die, Pete and the Six struggle to put aside their anger at the alien Tesslies in order to find the means to rebuild the earth together. Their only hope lies within brief time-portals into the recent past, where they bring back children to replenish their disappearing g.
Publisher: San Francisco : Tachyon, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781616960667
1616960663
9781616960681
161696068X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (189 p.)
Summary: The year is 2035. After ecological disasters nearly destroyed the Earth, 26 survivors--the last of humanity--are trapped by an alien race in a sterile enclosure known as the Shell. Fifteen-year-old Pete is one of the Six--children who were born deformed or sterile and raised in the Shell. As, one by one, the survivors grow sick and die, Pete and the Six struggle to put aside their anger at the alien Tesslies in order to find the means to rebuild the earth together. Their only hope lies within brief time-portals into the recent past, where they bring back children to replenish their disappearing g.

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STEVEN FORBES
Jan 30, 2016

A lousy title for a good book. I like stories that play with the paradox of time travel, and this one is entertaining without taxing your mind too much. I read it in one go, staying up until 3 am to finish it. The end has a twist that brings the timelines together in a satisfying climax. Not a classic, or a life-changer, but a very good book nonetheless. The language is a bit salty, though realistically so, which is why I would recommend this book for 15 and up. The main character is 15.

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FVReader
Jan 23, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story moves between three timelines of an apocalypse. Twenty six survivors. How will mankind survive? Will it?
This was a seamless (in a sci-fi way) story that in its possible reality can be quite sobering in idea. A fun read.

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Apr 15, 2014

the central mystery is never solved. what are the tesslies?

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stephaniedchase
Jan 17, 2014

Transcendent. I loved this slim book. The way the three viewpoints kept quietly marching towards their meeting point, the way the humans in both stories found what was happening around them mysterious, the mistakes everyone made: it was so true to form. How many of us would know what was happening if we were there? Without experience or language, how could we describe something we had never seen? Would we -- like the inhabitants of the Shell, like Gordon with the disappearances, like everyone “during the fall” -- know what was happening? I was hooked by these themes.

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sldoug
Jun 13, 2012

Quick and entertaining scifi that switches between three perspectives (before, during and after the fall). Dark, but ultimately hopeful!

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Librarianne
Jun 04, 2012

A thought-provoking (and somewhat disturbing) take on what might be the logical apocalyptic end to the human race--or our predominance, at least.

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STEVEN FORBES
Jan 30, 2016

STEVEN FORBES thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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