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Figgy O'Connell

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See You in the Cosmos
Jack Cheng
Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond
Stephen Biesty, Martin Jenkins
The Terranauts: A Novel
T.C. Boyle
A Quiet Kind of Thunder
Sara Barnard
Gumnut Babies
May Gibbs
Progress: 42/264 pages
Highly Illogical Behaviour
John Corey Whaley
Progress: 82/249 pages
Alastair Reynolds
Progress: 75/425 pages
See What I Have Done
Sarah Schmidt
The Dog, Ray
Linda Coggin
Forgetting Foster
Dianne Touchell

Reading progress update: I've read 256 out of 265 pages.

Nod - Adrian Barnes

As I watched her, I wondered what would become of these children when we were gone. Would they grow up into mute adults and, in turn, have mute babies of their own? If I'm to be honest, part of me recoiled slightly at the thought of a planet populated by Zoe's kind. The thought of a universally-benign species taking over the planetary reins seemed like a kind of cheat, seemed pointless. What about struggle? What about confusion and turmoil? All those tried and true character builders? What bout words?

But if I'm forced to hazard a guess, Zoe and her friends are probably just some sort of next step in evolution. In that case, I'm one of the throwbacks and my opinion doesn't count any more than that of a Neanderthal surveyed about the potential of stone wheels and harnessed fire. Ug.