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Nick Sagan is the author of the novels Idlewild, Edenborn and Everfree. He is the son of astronomer Carl Sagan and artist/writer Linda Salzman. His greeting â€“ â€˜Hello from the children of planet Earthâ€™ â€“ was recorded and placed aboard NASAâ€™s Voyager I and Voyager II spacecraft, which are now the most distant human-made objects in the universe. The writer of numerous screenplays and television episodes, Sagan graduated summa cum laude from UCLA Film School. He lives in Ithaca, New York.
Book three in one of the best post-apocalyptic series I have ever read. The science works, the tension is terrific, the world brilliantly imagined, the characters stunningly real, all in all terrific stuff. He is the son of the astronomer and author Carl Sagan and it shows. You have got to read all three.The Idlewild Trilogy1. Idlewild2. Edenborn3. EverfreeSimilar this month: None but try Neil Gaiman.Comparison: Greg Bear, William Gibson, C J Cherryh.
The second in an exceptional series which, although stands on its own, I do urge you to read the first, Idlewild, first; itâ€™s stunning. Itâ€™s about a group of people rebuilding civilization after a dreadful plague. Itâ€™s brimming with ideas, itâ€™s hugely exciting with very real characters, itâ€™s edgy and fast and quite wonderful. Thriller readers will enjoy it too.Comparison: Richard Morgan, Neil Stephenson, William Gibson.Similar this month: Jon Courtenay Grimwood, also Daniel Priceâ€™s Slick because itâ€™s so clever.
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 - how lucky they are to have survived, how they're all in this together, how they should look out for each other, learn from the past and build a better world... But inevitably, as more sleepers are roused, there are some who disagree. People who have knowledge of power are waking up to a new world, and they do not intend to wait politely in line. But as this new utopian starts to fracture, one more surprise lies in wait for the survivors. It comes from a very very long way away indeed - and its impact is such that it will transform the future for everyone in this post-plague, perhaps even post-human, world...
This title charts from prototype to realization the real-life technical evolution of 50 of the most poplar science-fiction inventions. It is essential reading for the technology addict or SF film fan.Detailing the history, the reality and the tech spec of 50 of science fiction's most brilliant crime-fighting, space-travelling, remote controlled, lightspeed, artificially intelligent inventions, Future Proof is required reading for anyone who knows their wormhole from their black holes...It features: Buck Rogers' jetpack, Jetsons - Flying cars, Star Trek's transporters, The Six Million-Dollar Man's cyborg, Sleeper's Orgasmatron, 2001's artificial intelligence, Lost in Space's remote controlled robots, Vanilla Sky's Cryonics, Star Wars' Warp Drives, Back to the Future's time travel, Total Recall's Terraforming, Doctor Who's robot pets, Galatic Patrol's Cybernetics, A Fall of Moondust's space tourism, Stargate's wormholes and Brave New World's Hypnopedia.