The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home. They discover a world terraformed by ancient humans, but it is not empty.
What I liked ✅ interesting characters whose development doesn't take a back seat to the sci-fi setting
✅ grand ideas, big questions, great discussion of themes ✅ well-paced (considering how much ground it covers), especially in the final act .
✅ sparse, no-frills writing style suits the style
✅ attention to biology, technology and psychology
What I didn't like
✖ the two perspectives seem disjointed; the spider's perspective out-pace the dragging human perspective
✖ the book's message doesn't ring true: humanity will always act selfishly without a does of super-science
✖ the book title doesn't suit