Dark Eden

Chris Beckett author


Publisher:Atlantic Books

Published:1st Aug '12


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Dark Eden cover

A marooned outpost of humanity struggles to survive on a startlingly alien world: science fiction as it ought to be from the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke award, 2013

You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of Angela and Tommy. You shelter beneath the Forest's lantern trees. Beyond the forest lie mountains so forbidding that no one has ever crossed them. The Oldest recount legends of a time when men and women made boats that could travel between worlds. One day, they will come back for you.

You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of two marooned explorers. You huddle, slowly starving, in the warmth of geothermal trees, confined to one barely habitable valley of an alien, sunless world.

You are John Redlantern. You will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. You will be the first to kill another, the first to venture into the Dark and the first to discover the truth about Eden.

A classic theme, beautifully told * Sunday Telegraph *
This is a world I'm desperate to return to -- Alison Flood * Guardian *
There's no justice if Dark Eden, with its beautiful, terrifying planet, slowly revealed, fails to bring Beckett awards * Sunday Times *
A captivating and haunting book * Daily Mail *
A dazzlingly inventive science-fiction writer -- A. N Wilson
Dark Eden is stunningly written * SciFiNow *

Dark Eden is an incredible novel

* SFBooks *
Beckett should be on the radar of anyone who professes concern for science fiction as a literary form -- Alastair Reynolds

  • Winner of ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2013 (UK)
  • Short-listed for BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD 2013 (UK)

ISBN: 9781848874640

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 25mm

Weight: 287g

416 pages