Blue Remembered Earth

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Penguin, Jun 5, 2012 - Fiction - 576 pages
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One hundred and fifty years from now, Africa has become the world’s dominant technological and economic power. Crime, war, disease and poverty have been practically eliminated. The Moon and Mars are settled, and colonies stretch all the way out to the edge of the solar system. And Ocular, the largest scientific instrument in history, is about to make an epochal discovery…
Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his long-running studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey’s family, which controls the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans for him. After the death of his grandmother Eunice—the erstwhile space explorer and entrepreneur—something awkward has come to light on the Moon, so Geoffrey is dispatched there to ensure the family name remains untarnished.
But the secrets Eunice died with are about to be revealed—secrets that could change everything...or tear this near utopia apart.

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User Review  - orkydd - LibraryThing

Blue Remembered Earth, the first volume in Alastair Reynolds new 'Poseidon's Children' series begins in Africa, now the worlds economic powerhouse. The Akinya clan, lead by matriarch Eunice has been ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pferdina - LibraryThing

I liked this one. It was not as harsh as some other novels by Reynolds. The characters were better and more likable. The setting in a future Africa was great, not too many other books even notice ... Read full review


Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentyone

Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Twentytwo
Chapter Twentythree

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Alastair Reynolds was born in Wales in 1966. He has a PhD in astronomy. From 1991 to 2007, he lived in the Netherlands, where he was employed by the European Space Agency as an astrophysicist. He is now a full-time writer and lives in South Wales with his wife, Josette.

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