Dark Eden

Dark Eden

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You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of Angela and Tommy. You shelter beneath the Forest's lantern trees. Beyond the forest lie mountains so forbidding that no one has ever crossed them. The Oldest recount legends of a time when men and women made boats that could travel between worlds. One day, they will come back for you. You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of two marooned explorers. You huddle, slowly starving, in the warmth of geothermal trees, confined to one barely habitable valley of an alien, sunless world. You are John Redlantern. You will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. You will be the first to kill another, the first to venture into the Dark and the first to discover the truth about Eden.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 399.16g
  • ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Corvus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1848874642
  • 9781848874640
  • 47,674

Review quote

A classic theme, beautifully told Sunday Telegraph This is a world I'm desperate to return to -- Alison Flood Guardian There's no justice if Dark Eden, with its beautiful, terrifying planet, slowly revealed, fails to bring Beckett awards Sunday Times A captivating and haunting book Daily Mail A dazzlingly inventive science-fiction writer -- A. N Wilson Dark Eden is stunningly written SciFiNow Dark Eden is an incredible novel SFBooks Beckett should be on the radar of anyone who professes concern for science fiction as a literary form -- Alastair Reynoldsshow more

About Chris Beckett

Chris Beckett is a university lecturer living in Cambridge. He has written over 20 short stories, many of them originally published in Interzone and Asimov's. He is the winner of the Edge Hill Short Story competition, 2009, for The Turing Test, as well as the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke award, 2013, for Dark Eden.show more

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4,684 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 25% (1,167)
4 39% (1,848)
3 24% (1,105)
2 8% (393)
1 4% (171)
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