Kethani

Kethani

by Eric Brown

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Overview

It takes an alien race to show us our humanity

When a mysterious alien race known as the Kéthani make contact with the people of Earth they bring with them the dubious gift of eternal life. These enigmatic aliens will change the course of the human race forever but also touch people’s lives on a personal level, not least in a small town in the English countryside. But do the Kéthani have a hidden agenda and will the human race choose to evolve or turn in on itself in the face of this momentous revelation?

Kéthani is a superbly crafted novel that examines the consequences of first contact with an alien race, and the choices faced by those whose lives are touched by these visitors from the stars. This is moving and powerful science fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849973557
Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 03/31/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 591,380
File size: 557 KB

About the Author

Eric Brown is the award-winning author of a huge number of SF novels, children's books, radio plays, articles and reviews, including Helix, Helix Wars, The Bengal Station Trilogy, The New York Trilogy, Kethani, Engineman, Guardians of the Phoenix, Kings of Eternity, The Serene Invasion, two Weird Space novels and The Fall of Tartarus. www.ericbrown.com

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Kethani 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
gregandlarry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book is arranged as a series of short stories about the same event.
lithicbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book did not live up to my expectations. I was hoping for more intrigue and adventure, what with aliens visiting Earth and bestowing immortality upon us, with questions of their motive and if the results were good or not. However, the focus was narrow: how would this happening affect individuals in a small English town? The answer apparently is that very few relationships will survive this, and lots of beers will be imbibed while discussing it. Rather than being one long story, this is a collection of short stories connected with small, introductory interludes, and I found the stories too repetitive. Interesting idea, but not my cup of tea as far as execution goes.
steveforbertfan More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the best syfy books I have ever read. It is thought provoking and had me thinking and feeling and wondering what would come next. A fantasy of humanity (for the most part) is immortality, I never thought there would be so many facets to being immortal. It is well written, the characters well-defined and true to life. I was surprised at the low rating given it by 2 other readers. It is not all science and gimmicky, but fresh and honest and true. Yeah this is the way it would be, this is what would happen, these are the hearts that would be broken and these are the joys to be had. Expect to wonder and to feel and to want to read more from this fine author. Well done! This is the way the world will end not with a bang but a whimper.
onalake1 More than 1 year ago
I thought the book read well and had an interesting story about what this alien race can offer people and how they deal with or reject the so called gift they bring. It would be a good discussion book.
Olin More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept, but too much left unknown and somehow seemed to avoid the very philosophical concept, what is human, that was the center of the book. Aliens come to earth and "improve" humans, but you never meet the aliens, have no information on where they came from, what their real motivation is, and are they really friendly. An author could have started with a very different idea, how could a hostile alien race destroy human civilization without violence and with human cooperation, and written almost exactly the same book. In the end, humans ooh and ahh about how wonderful the aliens and human life now is, without actually giving any explanation. In this regard, reminds me of the Celestine Prophecy books that used a phony sense of wonder as justification. In summary, interesting, but not recommended.