Hothouse

  • by Brian Aldiss
  • Narrated by Nick Boulton
  • 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a strange future, the Earth has stopped rotating, and the stationary world is now split between perpetual day and unending night. The few remaining humans are led by the elders who, facing the end of their time, hand the leadership to a young girl, Toy. The group's manchild Gren wants to be his own leader, however, and will tear apart the group in his search for a new Eden.

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Superb extrapolationist SF

The exotic and dangerous world described is full of wonder. The fate of humans in the far future as they competes with vegetation proliforating under an expanding sun is thrilling. With continuous invention the novel follows a pair of forest people through unimaginable adventures. Towards the end as many questions as answers are posed. Not least being the nature of being human. Philosophy and adventure.
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- Graeme from Preston

Good Aldiss novel

Aldiss is describing how the world might be as the sun is close to becoming a nova. Some of the science is questionable, but he makes the liberties he takes believable.

A weakness for many may be that the novel does not have a main protagonist. In this regard Non Stop may be felt as a better story.

I believe most sf fans will like this as a good read.
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- Roy Oestensen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks