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If Tomorrow Comes

If Tomorrow Comes

Book 2 of the Yesterday's Kin Trilogy

Yesterday's Kin Trilogy (Volume 2)

Nancy Kress

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Nancy Kress returns with If Tomorrow Comes, the sequel of Tomorrow's Kin, part of an all-new hard science fiction trilogy based on a Nebula Award-winning novella

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Ten years after the Aliens left Earth, humanity succeeds in building a ship, Friendship, to follow them home to Kindred. Aboard are a crew of scientists, diplomats, and a squad of Rangers to protect them. But when the Friendship arrives, they find nothing they expected. No interplanetary culture, no industrial base—and no cure for the spore disease.

A timeslip in the apparently instantaneous travel between worlds has occurred and far more than ten years have passed.

Once again scientists find themselves in a race against time to save humanity and their kind from a deadly virus while a clock of a different sort runs down on a military solution no less deadly to all. Amid devastation and plague come stories of heroism and sacrifice and of genetic destiny and free choice, with its implicit promise of conscious change.

The Yesterday's Kin Trilogy
Tomorrow's Kin
If Tomorrow Comes

CHAPTER 1


“I’m here,” Leo Brodie said, slinging his regulation duffel onto the bunk and following it with his rifle, ammo, and dope log. “Christ on a cracker, I’m really here!”

He didn’t expect an answer; the five-by-seven...

Praise for If Tomorrow Comes

Praise for If Tomorrow Comes

If Tomorrow Comes combines the struggles to solve material problems with a familiar Kres­sian treatment of encounter . . . along with a sharp eye for the internal politics and procedures .”—Locus

“Offers fans of first-contact fiction a solid, strongly paced story.”—Library Journal

“Fans of the classic science fiction stories by Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke will find a lot to like in this series.”—SF Revu

“An exciting read.”—Book Loons

“If you haven’t yet started this series . . . I strongly suggest you pick it up!”—Milliebot Reads

Praise for Yesterday's Kin

“Everything readers need for an immersive plunge into a frightening, fascinating and inescapable predicament.” —Seattle Times

“One of the strongest stories of the year to date. . . . A compelling and conflict-driven human story, a clever twist partway through, and an even cleverer twist at the end.” —Gardner Dozois, editor of The Year’s Best Science Fiction series, on Yesterday's Kin

“Kress has proven that she can pack a huge amount of story into a small container.” —Library Journal on Yesterday’s Kin

Praise for Tomorrow's Kin

“Nancy Kress at her very best!”— Greg Bear, New York Times bestselling author, on Tomorrow's Kin

Tomorrow’s Kin shows Nancy Kress at her masterful peak.” —David Brin, author of Existence

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Praise for If Tomorrow Comes

If Tomorrow Comes combines the struggles to solve material problems with a familiar Kres­sian treatment of encounter . . . along with a sharp eye for the internal politics and procedures .”—Locus

“Offers fans of first-contact fiction a solid, strongly paced story.”—Library Journal

“Fans of the classic science fiction stories by Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke will find a lot to like in this series.”—SF Revu

“An exciting read.”—Book Loons

“If you haven’t yet started this series . . . I strongly suggest you pick it up!”—Milliebot Reads

Praise for Yesterday's Kin

“Everything readers need for an immersive plunge into a frightening, fascinating and inescapable predicament.” —Seattle Times

“One of the strongest stories of the year to date. . . . A compelling and conflict-driven human story, a clever twist partway through, and an even cleverer twist at the end.” —Gardner Dozois, editor of The Year’s Best Science Fiction series, on Yesterday's Kin

“Kress has proven that she can pack a huge amount of story into a small container.” —Library Journal on Yesterday’s Kin

Praise for Tomorrow's Kin

“Nancy Kress at her very best!”— Greg Bear, New York Times bestselling author, on Tomorrow's Kin

Tomorrow’s Kin shows Nancy Kress at her masterful peak.” —David Brin, author of Existence

Less…

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Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books, including twenty-six novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Her work has won six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Kress’s work has been translated into two dozen languages, including Klingon, none of which she can read. Kress lives in Seattle with her husband, writer Jack Skillingstead, and Cosette, the world’s most spoiled toy poodle.

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