Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Only Human (Themis Files, #3)Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
Published by Del Rey Books

The third book in this series made me SO happy. I know that when I have talked about the first two books, all I’ve done is gush about how great and fun and lovely they are, and Only Human is also all of those things. Neuvel wraps some things up but leaves a lot of issues up to get sorted out later – the world that has been created between these three books and in the forty-ish years that the books span has a LOT of stuff to sort out. There are no easy answers here, and a lot of what is within these pages is rumination on human nature and the decisions we make when faced with fear and otherness and differences between people/species/whatever BUT it’s within an incredibly suspenseful, creative, and unique story about humans and aliens colliding in the most unpredictable of ways.

I can’t say enough great things about these books. PLEASE read this series if you haven’t already. Especially if you don’t think you’re a sci-fi fan – I really don’t read sci-fi and these books were so perfect for me. I want more accessible and creative sci-fi, please. With great characters. Give me all the recs.

Super highly extremely recommended. READ THESE BOOKS.

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4 thoughts on “Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel”

  1. Yay! I love the fact that a non-SFF fan enjoyed these books so much! I have been a fan since I read the galley of the first one before it was released and like you want to put them into everyone’s hands.

    1. Reading these books has inspired me to look for more recommendations of sci-fi that I might enjoy. The experience was just so much fun and not the kind of thing you can get from a lot of other novels out there.

  2. I’ll add myself to the fan list – and most know that I read crime novels as a rule. However, for some reason I read the first book and then the second. Honestly, I’ve been hoarding the third to read in a couple of weeks while we are on vacation. And I’ve been considering doing rereads of the first two or maybe I’ll just do that when I finish the third. I agree that even if you are not a sci-fi person, these books are very good!

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