Children of Time
Why this book?
This book made me question my own arachnophobia, and that’s saying something. Sentient spiders evolving physiologically and socially both terrified and reassured me. This is a case of anthropomorphisation (did I spell that right?) done bang on. Tchaikovsky takes us on a Sapiens-esque journey of evolution for a species that we all know, albeit with a foreign intellect, and makes us actually root for them…spiders!