Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2013
You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of two marooned explorers. You huddle, slowly starving, beneath the light and warmth of geothermal trees, confined to one barely habitable valley of a startlingly alien, sunless world. After 163 years and six generations of incestuous inbreeding, the Family is riddled with deformity and feeblemindedness. Your culture is a infantile stew of half-remembered fact and devolved ritual that stifles innovation and punishes independent thought.
You are John Redlantern. You will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. You will be the first to abandon hope, the first to abandon the old ways, the first to kill another, the first to venture in to the Dark, and the first to discover the truth about Eden.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Borrows-N-Wants - LibraryThing
This was the first book I ever read for Book Club. I found it to be pretty enjoyable. The whole concept of humans left living on a dark world because their ancestors were astronauts is a new one. For ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - justablondemoment - LibraryThing
I was riding the fence with this one. The whole "Adam and Eve" thing is what caught my attention and made me want to read this book. In places I found it slow and it almost lost my interest. Then it ... Read full review