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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.
Munich, Germany AD 2098. Twenty years after Idlewild, the gengineered children are now adults. Isaac, Vashti, Pandora and Champagne are united in purpose: to resurrect the human race and rebuild civilization. Together they comprise humanityâ€™s last, best and perhaps only hope. Absent is Halloween, a bitter, disillusioned and brooding presence living in self-imposed isolation somewhere in North America, oblivious to the othersâ€™ efforts.
But ideological splits are already beginning to appear among the survivors. The Caretakers, Isaac and Pandora, want to return things to the way they were before the plague known as Black Ep wiped mankind off the face of the planet. Vashti and Champagne are the Renovators. Theyâ€™re convinced the only way is by improving society via eugenics â€“ genetic manipulation. And so a new generation of children is born, but as they mature it appears something has gone terribly wrong: Black Ep returns and begins to collect new victims. The clock is ticking. The others need Halloween now more than ever, but in order to help save the future, Halloween has to rediscover hope...
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 fictionâ€™s most exciting new voices.
|Publication date:||1st August 2005|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Primary Genre||Science Fiction|
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.More About Nick Sagan