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  1. says:

    There's a Hella Planet?That's hella dope

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    There are lots of interesting elements here like the exciting colony world of Hella and the social structure that has evolved past where we are

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    35 starsHella is a hella big place It’s a large planet where due to lower gravity as compared to Earth living things grow to crazy huge size And there are dinosaurs And they’re HELLA gigantic Herbivorous leviathans migrate across the plains slowly stomping over everything in their path and hungry carnosaurs attack them in gro

  4. says:

    Got this as advance copy I plunged into the story headlong barely coming up for air Written from first person narrative hard to maintain for most authors the protagonist is a teenager with uniue problems and skills He was born on Hella yet Earth is in his very genes Hella has its own ecology not just hostile to human lif

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    Three and a half dinosAs I said in a previous review I am a big fan of monster movies So when I knew that Hella was a planet with giant dinosaurs in it I bought it the same day it was published The fact is that I had a wrong or rather uninformed expectation of the novel Hella is clearly a young adult book and this not the style of

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    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum ’s no secret that I love colonization sci fi There’s just something about th

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    This is one Hella of a bad book Avert your eyesDavid Gerrold may be the victim of his stunningly early success winning a Hugo nomination for his first ever work the script for ST TOS’s “The Trouble With Trib

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    Hella is a human colony planet that's had many waves of colonists over generations fleeing a troubled Earth But life on Hella isn't easy It's a lighter gravity world than Earth and this everything is giant sized from mile high trees to roaming herds of enormous dinosaur like creatures that shape the entire ecosystem Wea

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    “These are the people who screwed up Earth and then ran away They’ll do the same here” 45 stars A lot of interesting ideas and a very uniue narrative perspective It’s pretty hard sci fi which is usually hit or miss for holding my attent

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    Great subject but hard to get intoI Love Sci fi so reading this book was a no brainer As a member of Goodreads I was gifted the book and really wanted to like it However it was extremely hard for me to get into Kyle narrates the story for us and at times it was painful I felt like I was listening to a monotone lecturer trying my best to stay awake Once I got into the story about a hundred pages I realized that Kyle was

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review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó David Gerrold

Hella author David Gerrold

Train of a thousand new arrivals bringing with them the same kinds of problems they thought they were fleeingDespite the dangers to himself and his family Kyle is in the middle of everything in possession of the most dangerous secret of all Will he be caught in a growing political conspiracy Will his reawakened emotions overwhelm his rationality Or will he be able to use his uniue ability to prevent disast. These are the people who screwed up Earth and then ran away They ll do the same here 45 stars A lot of interesting ideas and a very uniue narrative perspective It s pretty hard sci fi which is usually hit or miss for holding my attention Fortunately I really connected with the characters and the story and especially the world which was so bizarre that it kept me enthralled throughout even during the super detailed world building parts that probably could be viewed by some as info dumps I think the success has a lot to do with our narrator Kyle a boy who is emotionally challenged in a way similar to autism That s one of the things about my syndrome I don t think about other people enough Gerrold does such a good job with this narrator s uniue voice I love Kyle Really I love most of the characters Jamie and the Captain and Dora and Jubilee they re all great This is a very smart well thought out story world and character development Gerrold thought of everything Hella is a fully developed and wildly complex world and I was fascinated from the start although it did take me about 30 pages to be at the can t put the book down stage There are some pretty controversial ideas that are dealt with very thoughtfully For example the politics can be intense There s a proposal for a Genetic Protection Resolution that would basically cull anyone without perfect genes which means anyone born like our narrator would be aborted although it probably would never get to that point because DNA would be very carefully selected to weed out certain undesirable traits Welfare type issues capitalism environmental conservation and classism are also brought up It was all so well done and handled in a way that parallels our modern struggles and failures in a very accurate and ugly reflection The most important uestion to ask before you introduce any new law is this What problem will this law solve Who does it make life better for If it doesn t help everyone it s a bad law Hella has a very strong LGBT presence Switching genders is normal for people and you can go back and forth presumably as many times as you want Our main character was born female and switched when he was about 7 Earth years old almost 3 Hella years old and don t worry there s a time conversion chart in the back of the book His mom was born male and switched to female so she could have children although most babies aren t born naturally any she just wanted to experience it There are poly couples too It was all so organically written and Gerrold did a great job with this The representation is awesome especially how well he did writing from the perspective of an emotionally challenged boy Normal is a delusion There s no such thing as normal there s only ordinary And I m not ordinary either I am what I am and it s fine with me so why can t it be fine with everyone else I read an uncorrected version so I m not sure if this is something that might change but in my copy there aren t any chapter breaks The entire book is like one very long chapter I thought I would hate it but it didn t end up bothering me because I got sucked into the story so thoroughly and it all just flowed together so smoothly The narrative voice worked well with this kind of format and writing style The dialogue was one of my favorite things about this book because Kyle is such a uniue character He s funny without trying to be serious 100% of the time and has a very special understanding or lack of understanding of humans Well of everything really Kyle is fascinating and the way David Gerrold plugged into his characters mindsets is even fascinating About halfway into Hella everything changes Like the whole tone changes but also the pace which speeds up big time There s a lot less of the super detail info type paragraphs and a lot action and dialogue After an AI character is introduced the plot kind of changes too or maybe it just becomes fully fleshed out So yeah once you get to the point I m talking about you ll know This story will take you for a ride Prepare your emotions My only complaints are kind of snobby ridiculous ones so they won t affect my rating Firstly I really don t like the cover of this book There are so many cool creatures on Hella and yet the one on the cover is just a giant version of a crocodile I wish they d put a leviathan similar to a brachiosaurus or carnosaur on the cover Or a humungosaur I really want to see what an artist rendering of these creatures would look like Secondly it would ve been nice to have some sort of map for Hella but I always say that about any book that doesn t have a map and maybe there will be one in the finished book And lastly there s a slightly frustrating name similarity of two characters Jamie and J mee and I basically had to change J mee in my head to A mee whenever I read it just to differentiate the two Maybe it s pronounced some crazy way that doesn t sound like Jamie but I don t see how else it could sound and why the author would make two main characters have such similar sounding names So in conclusion I loved this book So much than I thought I was going to I really took my time with it savoring the character development the world the plot everything I filled up so many notecards with things I wanted to remember and make note of One whole notecard is just page numbers for uotes I wanted to keep and look back on Very thankful I won this book I read an uncorrected manuscript All uotes are subject to change with the final published book Thank you to DAW Books for this ARC TW Bullying Also there s a semi confusing relationship that appears to be with a 14ish year old and a 25ish year old I feel like I must be misunderstanding the age difference though because it really doesn t make sense I know that the way people look and mature is definitely different in this distant future though Still the time difference of Earth and Hella is clearly explained And the relationship itself didn t make me uncomfortable unless I let myself consider the ages in present day I wanted to mention it in case anyone is upset by the thought of that even in a different evolutionary spectrum The relationship doesn t seem to bother anyone in the story the parent or friends or anyone The age thing isn t even mentioned Again I could be completely misunderstanding it anyway Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 reawakened emotions overwhelm his The Fatima Century rationality Or will he be able to use his uniue ability to prevent disast. These are the people who screwed up Earth and then Leah Starrs Revenge ran away They ll do the same here 45 stars A lot of interesting ideas and a very uniue narrative perspective It s pretty hard sci fi which is usually hit or miss for holding my attention Fortunately I Pieces 8 (Pieces, really connected with the characters and the story and especially the world which was so bizarre that it kept me enthralled throughout even during the super detailed world building parts that probably could be viewed by some as info dumps I think the success has a lot to do with our narrator Kyle a boy who is emotionally challenged in a way similar to autism That s one of the things about my syndrome I don t think about other people enough Gerrold does such a good job with this narrator s uniue voice I love Kyle Really I love most of the characters Jamie and the Captain and Dora and Jubilee they Time Flies and Other Short Plays re all great This is a very smart well thought out story world and character development Gerrold thought of everything Hella is a fully developed and wildly complex world and I was fascinated from the start although it did take me about 30 pages to be at the can t put the book down stage There are some pretty controversial ideas that are dealt with very thoughtfully For example the politics can be intense There s a proposal for a Genetic Protection Resolution that would basically cull anyone without perfect genes which means anyone born like our narrator would be aborted although it probably would never get to that point because DNA would be very carefully selected to weed out certain undesirable traits Welfare type issues capitalism environmental conservation and classism are also brought up It was all so well done and handled in a way that parallels our modern struggles and failures in a very accurate and ugly Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) representation is awesome especially how well he did writing from the perspective of an emotionally challenged boy Normal is a delusion There s no such thing as normal there s only ordinary And I m not ordinary either I am what I am and it s fine with me so why can t it be fine with everyone else I Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra read an uncorrected version so I m not sure if this is something that might change but in my copy there aren t any chapter breaks The entire book is like one very long chapter I thought I would hate it but it didn t end up bothering me because I got sucked into the story so thoroughly and it all just flowed together so smoothly The narrative voice worked well with this kind of format and writing style The dialogue was one of my favorite things about this book because Kyle is such a uniue character He s funny without trying to be serious 100% of the time and has a very special understanding or lack of understanding of humans Well of everything Chinas Son really Kyle is fascinating and the way David Gerrold plugged into his characters mindsets is even fascinating About halfway into Hella everything changes Like the whole tone changes but also the pace which speeds up big time There s a lot less of the super detail info type paragraphs and a lot action and dialogue After an AI character is introduced the plot kind of changes too or maybe it just becomes fully fleshed out So yeah once you get to the point I m talking about you ll know This story will take you for a Welcome to the Desert of the Real ride Prepare your emotions My only complaints are kind of snobby Dead End Bluff ridiculous ones so they won t affect my King Noah Blindness and the Vision of Seers rating Firstly I Factory of Death really want to see what an artist Thirteen Plus One (The Winnie Years, rendering of these creatures would look like Secondly it would ve been nice to have some sort of map for Hella but I always say that about any book that doesn t have a map and maybe there will be one in the finished book And lastly there s a slightly frustrating name similarity of two characters Jamie and J mee and I basically had to change J mee in my head to A mee whenever I Rapid Math Without A Calculator read it just to differentiate the two Maybe it s pronounced some crazy way that doesn t sound like Jamie but I don t see how else it could sound and why the author would make two main characters have such similar sounding names So in conclusion I loved this book So much than I thought I was going to I Almost Late for School really took my time with it savoring the character development the world the plot everything I filled up so many notecards with things I wanted to Seduced by My Doms (The Doms of Genesis, remember and make note of One whole notecard is just page numbers for uotes I wanted to keep and look back on Very thankful I won this book I The Certainty of Violet and Luke (Volume 5) read an uncorrected manuscript All uotes are subject to change with the final published book Thank you to DAW Books for this ARC TW Bullying Also there s a semi confusing Kane Richards Must Die relationship that appears to be with a 14ish year old and a 25ish year old I feel like I must be misunderstanding the age difference though because it M-am săturat să fiu prost relationship itself didn t make me uncomfortable unless I let myself consider the ages in present day I wanted to mention it in case anyone is upset by the thought of that even in a different evolutionary spectrum The Love in the Light (Hearts in Darkness, relationship doesn t seem to bother anyone in the story the parent or friends or anyone The age thing isn t even mentioned Again I could be completely misunderstanding it anyway

summary Hella author David Gerrold

A master of science fiction introduces a world where everything is large and the problems of survival even larger in this exciting new novelHella is a planet where everything is oversized especially the ambitions of the colonistsThe trees are mile high the dinosaur herds are huge and the weather is extreme so extreme the colonists have to migrate twice a year to escape the blistering heat of summer and the. 35 starsHella is a hella big place It s a large planet where due to lower gravity as compared to Earth living things grow to crazy huge size And there are dinosaurs And they re HELLA gigantic Herbivorous leviathans migrate across the plains slowly stomping over everything in their path and hungry carnosaurs attack them in groups feasting for days on the huge carcasses that they manage to bring downHella is not the most hospitable environment for humans but these few thousand colonists are there to make it home It s already been a hundred years since the First Hundred made landfall and since then additional migrations of humans have helped the colony to grow and expandCaution is the highest priority Everything is studied and planned for because it s crucial that the human population avoid cross contamination with the Hella natural world All food is grown within the enclosed colonies and care is taken never to allow human produced microbes or plants out into the planet s own natural environmentWe get to know the world of Hella through main character Kyle a neuro atypical teen roughly 13 years old in Earth years or 5 years old in Hella years Kyle is smart and detail oriented devoted to his family but has challenges understanding nuance and reading other people s emotions doesn t like to be touched and is unable to leave a topic until he s shared everything and I do mean EVERYTHING he knows about it He s gifted and his talents can benefit the colony but there are some who view Kyle as a freak and treat him that wayWhile the colony seems to function on the principle of communal service toward the greater good there are those who thirst for power just like in any human society When the chief power hungry representative gets an opportunity to seize control he takes itHella is an interesting book although I have some issues with it At the beginning the focus is on getting to know the planet and the colony Kyle goes out on an expedition for the first time and through his experiences we get to see the plants trees strange creatures and huge dinosaurs that roam the landWe re also introduced to the daily routines the concept of work that s at the foundation of this human society and the myriad factors that go into maintaining safety and self sufficiencyWe learn about how human society has changed and evolved over the years since our own time as well For example gender is fluid and easily changeable Kyle s mother was born biologically male but changed to female so she could experience pregnancy which is in itself a fairly unusually choice as many people prefer to have their babies bottle grown rather than womb grown Kyle himself was born biologically female but decided to change when his older brother did largely because he too wanted to be able to pee standing up Changing doesn t have to be permanent later in the book Kyle has cause to rethink his decision and considers changing again in order to please his boyfriend which is a frustrating reason to change but fortunately his boyfriend sees it that way tooBy the second half of the book the emphasis is less on the natural world outside the human habitats and much on the political maneuvering within the human colony There s a conspiracy afoot and Kyle and his friends may be in the best position to try to stop it There s plenty of danger and excitement as they chase through tunnels hack networks and try to avoid or defeat the bad guysMy feelings about Hella are mixed First off cool planet I really liked learning about this world its dangers and its beauty and what it takes for humans to adapt and survive thereBut there s just so much time spent with Kyle on the details Granted this is a piece of who Kyle is but his need to go down the rabbit hole chasing every detail doesn t always make for great reading and I felt that the plot tended to bog down in detoursAt almost 450 pages this book is longer than it needs to be I think if 50 75 pages had been trimmed the pacing might have improved keeping the plot on track and letting momentum build As is I didn t truly feel caught up or swept along by the story until the 2nd half and that s too bad as there are elements of a great story hereAs I said I did really enjoy the literal world building the author accomplishes in introducing us to the human society in this large and frightening world and explaining how they find ways to improve their resources bit by bit even while always protecting themselves from the dangers just outside their fencesI was a bit startled looking at the author s Goodreads profile when I realized that some of the characters in Hella appear in his earlier works This made me wonder how much I was missing and whether a familiarity with other books would enhance the reading experienceHella has a conclusion that ties up the major action of the story but there s certainly room for storytelling about the colony its people and its politics plus it would be fun to get to see what happens next for Kyle his family and his friendsI do recommend Hella but wished that it was just a little tighter and faster overall Still it s a fun and engaging story set in a really fascinating world and I m glad I read it Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley Full review at Bookshelf Fantasies

review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó David Gerrold

Atmosphere freezing cold of winterKyle is a neuro atypical young man emotionally challenged but with an implant that gives him real time access to the colony’s computer network making him a very misunderstood savant When an overburdened starship arrives he becomes the link between the established colonists and the refugees from a ravaged EarthThe Hella colony is barely self sufficient Can it stand the s. Got this as advance copy I plunged into the story headlong barely coming up for air Written from first person narrative hard to maintain for most authors the protagonist is a teenager with uniue problems and skills He was born on Hella yet Earth is in his very genes Hella has its own ecology not just hostile to human life but also different to human life and to Earth evolved organisms If the colonists want to avoid the problems that made Earth untenable they need to respect Hella and its lifeforms They had come to Hella prepared for the work that none of them would see finished But there were factions which wanted to take an easy path to gain riches and power without regard for the future And they were prepared to destroy anything or anyone who would stand in their way Would they suceed in making Hella their own private kingdom or would they avoid the mistakes which evidently destroyed Earth And how would the arrival of the last colonists from Earth disrupt their plansAnd how would Kyle keep them from destroying all he held dear It s a gripping tale which manages to ask hard uestions about what it means to build an ethical human society when so many of us lack ethics without being preachy or lectures The best stories tell the adventure while leaving things to chew on This is one of those

  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • Hella author David Gerrold
  • David Gerrold
  • English
  • 24 April 2019
  • 9780756416577