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Penguin, Apr 1, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Eighteen years ago, the microbial apocalypse christened Black Ep had virtually wiped humanity from the globe. The survivors of the epidemic have now reached adulthood and are committed to the task of rebuilding civilization. But an ideological rift has divided the survivors into two separate factions—one determined to resurrect the human race, the other obsessed with improving humanity via genetic manipulation.

And as the factions clash with one another, a new biological threat rises from the ashes of Black Ep, an even deadlier contagion with one purpose: mankind’s extinction.

“A compelling work that will appeal to fans of speculative fiction and apocalyptic thrillers.”—Midwest Book Review

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User Review  - alwright1 - LibraryThing

I listened to Idlewild (Book 1) in 2008, and had a hard time connecting with any of the characters. In this book, it was easier for me to connect the characters, and I thought a lot of the ideas ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

After the end of the world, people haven't really changed—things still go wrong.In his debut (Idlewild, 2003), screenwriter and famous son Sagan created a wonderful post-apocalypse scenario, with the ... Read full review

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Nick Sagan is an author and screenwriter. The son of the late astronomer and novelist Carl Sagan, he is the author of Idlewild, Edenborn, and Everfree.

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