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Edenborn by Nick Sagan


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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; itâs stunning. Itâs about a group of people rebuilding civilization after a dreadful plague. Itâs brimming with ideas, itâs hugely exciting with very real characters, itâs 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 Priceâs Slick because itâs so clever.

If you like Nick Sagan you might also like to read books by Richard Morgan, Neal Stephenson and William Gibson.

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Edenborn by Nick Sagan

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 humanityâs 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. Theyâre convinced the only way is by improving society via eugenics – 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 fictionâs most exciting new voices.

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'One of the best post-apocalyptic novels you will ever read...Edenborn's success lies in its ability to engage you on such a personal level. A sense of desparation and hope, of desolation and re-birth, fires the story along on a wave of uncertainty that makes for a gripping ride...such an exciting and original is breathtaking'

* SFX * 'Second novels are always tricky, particularly when they're part of a sequence, so it is a surprise that Edenborn, Sagan's follow-up to Idlewild, is better written and even more tightly plotted
Jon Courtenay Grimwood

* GUARDIAN * 'Stunning...the novel contains some of the most poignant and moving scenes I've had the pleasure to read...I'm not going to hold back on this one, I believe that 'Edenborn
is the finest book that I have read this year. Idlewild was impressive but Sagan has beaten it with a work of such depth it positively echoes. It

's one of those few books that I literally could not put down...Sagan is an adrenaline shot straight into the heart of SF. Do yourself a favour, don't miss these books'

* SFCROWSNEST * 'Sagan makes it look so the novel rolls on into its final chapters, it delivers a number of powerful emotional punches that really put the icing on the cake...another excellent character-driven work of literature

* INFINITY PLUS * 'A genuine page turner...a rollercoaster ride of fusion fiction


About the Author

Nick Sagan

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 – ‘Hello from the children of planet Earth’ – was recorded and placed aboard NASA’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.

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1st August 2005


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Transworld Publishers Ltd


Paperback (a Format)
432 pages


Science Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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