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Edenborn by Nick Sagan
Book DescriptionIt is 18 years after IDLEWILD and the survivors are now adults. A bitter and disillusioned Halloween has chosen to exile himself but his peers seek to repopulate the Earth and rebuild civilization. They are mankind's last, best and perhaps only hope. However an ideological split has divided them into two very different societies: one looks to resurrect the human race, the other to improve humanity via genetic manipulation. So a new generation of children is born, but as they mature it becomes clear that all is not well. Someone - or something - is moving against them, even as Black Ep, the plague that claimed billions of lives, returns in search of new victims. The survivors must work together, but to save the future Halloween must first let go of the past...Thrilling, post-apocalyptic yet written with an arcing sense of wonder, EDENBORN is the next visionary chapter in the Idlewild story by one of speculative fiction's most exciting new voices.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553815986
(178mm x 105mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nick Sagan
Everfree, Paperback (December 2009)
A small group of humans has survived the apocalyptic epidemic called Black Ep that ravaged the world. These survivors start to wake others who'd been cryogenically preserved to await a future when the disease might be cured. At first, everyone agrees on the basic principles of this new world. But inevitably, there are some who disagree.
Future Proof, Paperback (August 2008)
Charts from prototype to realization the real-life technical evolution of 50 of the poplar science-fiction inventions. This title includes: "Buck Rogers'" jetpack, "Jetsons" - Flying cars, "Star Trek's" transporters, "The Six Million-Dollar Man's" cyborg, "Sleeper's" Orgasmatron, and "2001's" artificial intelligence.
Idlewild, Paperback (August 2004)» View all books by Nick Sagan
It is a not-too-distant future in our all-too-recognizable world. It is the late twenty-first century and a deadly virus has seeped into human kind's genetic make-up. In only a few generations this plague will have wiped us off the face of the planet, but we're not going down without a fight.
US Kirkus Review » After the end of the world, people haven't really changed-things still go wrong. In his debut (Idlewild, 2003), screenwriter and famous son Sagan created a wonderful post-apocalypse scenario, with the final shreds of humanity barely hanging on in a world devastated by a nightmarish plague, Black Ep. Here, he returns to the same world several years later, with the children of the earlier survivors now creating their own virtual reality utopias and getting ready to wreak their own havoc. We get a series of first-person accounts from each of the players-including a few major ones from the earlier novel and two camps of teenagers. One group are "waterbabies," raised by control freak Vashti, who wanted only girls, thinking they'd be smarter and less violent, and who genetically bred them (fittingly, they're based in Germany) to be not just smarter and more advanced but also Black Ep-resistant. The others were brought up in Egypt by the deeply religious Sufi Mu'tazz, who keeps the plague at bay with medication. Not surprisingly, the two groups don't get along at all well. Although most of their squabbling could be put down to standard childish skirmishing, things start to get uglier in paradise (most of humanity has been destroyed, but the survivors keep going thanks to technology and addictive VR environments) when sabotage and a murder enter the mix, and the cabal realize they have more to fear than the constantly mutating Black Ep. Sagan's episodic and personal approach has its advantages, especially getting deep inside the excellently rendered adolescent mindsets of the gentle Haji and the superior, near-psychotic Penny, but it leaves the wider pictures often fuzzy and ill-resolved. Fit to bursting with flights of speculation that could fuel the careers of many lesser writers. Sagan's second may not be quite as awe-inspiring as his first-but that's hardly a criticism of this rich fantasia, peopled by painfully real characters. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Nick Sagan
The son of Carl Sagan and Linda Salzman, Nick Sagan is a graduate of UCLA Film School and has written for Hollywood, creating screenplays and television scripts. Edenborn is his second novel and a sequel to his first, the critcally acclaimed Idlewild, which is also published by Bantam Books. His third novel, Everfree, is now available from Bantam Press. Nick Sagan is married and lives in Ithaca, New York. Visit his website at www.nicksagan.com
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