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Book Title: Dark Eden|
The author of the book: Chris Beckett
Date of issue: April 2015
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 710 KB
Edition: Les Presses de la Cité
Read full description of the books Dark Eden:Au cours d'une expédition, des spationautes s'échouent sur une planète, qui ne doit sa chaleur et sa lumière qu'à son activité géothermique et à la bioluminescence de sa flore. Malgré les avaries subies par leur vaisseau spatial, tous décident de retourner sur Terre ; tous, sauf Tommy et Angela, qui préfèrent rester plutôt que de courir le risque d'un nouveau voyage.
Près de deux siècles plus tard, leurs descendants espèrent toujours une expédition de sauvetage de la part des Terriens. Au sein de cette société stagnante et dégénérescente, John Lampionrouge fait tout pour rompre le statu quo. Il ne supporte plus de voir son peuple se cantonner dans la vallée étroite où l'homme a initialement posé le pied et souhaite explorer le reste de ce monde, quitte à se faire des ennemis...
Chris Beckett signe un roman de science-fiction envoûtant, à la hauteur des plus grands du genre. Dark Eden a reçu le prestigieux prix Arthur C. Clarke en 2013.
Read information about the authorChris Beckett is a British social worker, university lecturer, and science fiction author.
Beckett was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford and Bryanston School in Dorset, England. He holds a BSc (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Bristol (1977), a CQSW from the University of Wales (1981), a Diploma in Advanced Social Work from Goldsmiths College, University of London (1977), and an MA in English Studies from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (2005).
He has been a senior lecturer in social work at APU since 2000. He was a social worker for eight years and the manager of a children and families social work team for ten years. Beckett has authored or co-authored several textbooks and scholarly articles on social work.
Beckett began writing SF short stories in 2005. His first SF novel, The Holy Machine, was published in 2007. He published his second novel in 2009, Marcher, based on a short story of the same name.
Paul Di Filippo reviewed The Holy Machine for Asimov's, calling it "One of the most accomplished novel debuts to attract my attention in some time..." Michael Levy of Strange Horizons called it "a beautifully written and deeply thoughtful tale about a would-be scientific utopia that has been bent sadly out of shape by both external and internal pressures." Tony Ballantyne wrote in Interzone: "Let’s waste no time: this book is incredible."
His latest novel, Dark Eden, was hailed by Stuart Kelly of The Guardian as "a superior piece of the theologically nuanced science fiction".
Dark Eden was shortlisted for the 2012 BSFA Award for Best Novel.
On 27 March 2013 it was announced that Julian Pavia at Broadway Books, part of the Crown Publishing Group, had acquired the US rights to Dark Eden and Gela's Ring from Michael Carlisle at Inkwell Management and Vanessa Kerr, Rights Director at Grove Atlantic in London, for a high five-figure sum (in US dollars).
Beckett comments on his official website: "Although I always wanted to be a writer, I did not deliberately set out to be a science fiction writer in particular. My stories are usually about my own life, things I see happening around me and things I struggle to make sense of. But, for some reason, they always end up being science fiction. I like the freedom it gives me to invent things and play with ideas. (If you going to make up the characters, why not make up the world as well?) It’s what works for me."
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