Dark Eden Named the Best Science Fiction Novel of 2013

“A linguistic and imaginative tour de force.”
The Guardian (UK)

“Captivating and haunting…human plight and alien planet are both superbly evoked.”
Daily Mail (UK)

“Pure astonishment and pleasure, a storytelling ride full of brio and wonder.”
Locus

Five hundred people live in in single community in an enclosed valley on the sunless planet Eden where, over a century ago, their two ancestors were marooned.

Calling themselves Family, they still cling to the hope that one day someone will come and bring them back to Earth, where light and heat does not come from trees, but from a bright star in the sky.

John Redlantern defies Family’s most sacred traditions and leads a small group of followers out of the valley and across mountains that are not only covered in snow and ice, but are completely dark, in search of wider lands.

It had to happen but it comes at a terrible price, for it brings bloodshed and division into the world.

Dark Eden will be available in the U.S. wherever books are sold on April 1, 2014.

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