We have three copies of Chris Beckett’s latest science fiction novel, Mother of Eden, to give away. Each book is an uncorrected, bound proof of the kind usually only seen by industry insiders.
Mother of Eden is a critically-acclaimed tense and complex science fiction novel with a powerful environmental message. Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author Chris Beckett has created an absorbing and complex world, and this one is a must for fans of classic science fiction. We’ll also be running a special Mother of Eden event in conjunction with our Bookwarm Podcast at the Fab Café, Manchester later this year. Watch this space for details.
MOTHER OF EDEN plot synopsis: Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden. Just a few generations ago, the planet’s five hundred inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them. Now, humanity has spread across Eden, and two kingdoms have emerged. Both are sustained by violence and dominated by men – and both claim to be the favoured children of Gela, the woman who came to Eden long ago on a boat that could cross the stars, and became the mother of them all.
When young Starlight Brooking meets a handsome and powerful man from across Worldpool, she believes he will offer an outlet for her ambition and energy. But she has no inkling that she will become a stand-in for Gela herself, and wear Gela’s fabled ring on her own finger—or that in this role, powerful and powerless all at once, she will try to change the course of Eden’s history.
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Where is Mother of Eden set?
b) The Planet Eden
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