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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 Trilogy
Similar this month: None but try Neil Gaiman.
Comparison: Greg Bear, William Gibson, C J Cherryh.
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...
|Publication date:||8th December 2009|
|Publisher:||Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|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 - '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. Visit his website at www.nicksagan.comMore About Nick Sagan