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    DescriptionOn the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family take shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say--and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return. But young John Redlantern will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. He will abandon the old ways, venture into the Dark...and discover the truth about their world. Already remarkably acclaimed in the United Kingdom, "Dark Eden "is science fiction as literature: part parable, part powerful coming-of-age story, set in a truly original alien world of dark, sinister beauty and rendered in prose that is at once strikingly simple and stunningly inventive.


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    Title
    Dark Eden
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Beckett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804138680
    ISBN 10: 0804138680
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823/.914
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P25205000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PR6052.E27 D37 2014
    Publisher
    BROADWAY BOOKS
    Imprint name
    BROADWAY BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 April 2014
    Author Information
    CHRIS BECKETT is a university lecturer living in Cambridge, England. His short stories have appeared in such publications as "Interzone "and "Asimov's Science Fiction "and in numerous "year's best" anthologies. In addition to the Arthur C. Clarke award for "Dark Eden, " he won the Edge Hill Prize, the UK's premier award for short story collections, for his collection "the Turing Test."
    Review quote
    Winner of the 2013 Arthur C Clarke Award for the Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year "A linguistic and imaginative tour de force." --"The Guardian" (UK) "Captivating and haunting...human plight and alien planet are both superbly evoked." --"Daily Mail" (UK) "A stunning novel and a beautiful evocation of a truly alien world." --"Sunday Times" "Dazzlingly inventive... superbly well paced and well written... packed with ideas." --"Reader's Digest" "Pure astonishment and pleasure, a storytelling ride full of brio and wonder." --"Locus"