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Mother of Eden

(2015)
(The second book in the Dark Eden series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
British Science Fiction Association Best Book (nominee)
We speak of a mother's love, but we forget her power. Power over life. Power to give and to withhold.

Generations after the breakup of the human family of Eden, the Johnfolk emphasise knowledge and innovation, the Davidfolk tradition and cohesion.

But both have built hierarchical societies sustained by violence and dominated by men - and both claim to be the favoured children of a long-dead woman from Earth that all Eden knows as Gela, the mother of them all.

When 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 idea that she will be a stand-in for Gela herself and wear Gela's ring on her own finger. And she has no idea of the enemies she will make, no inkling that a time will come when she, like John Redlantern, will choose to kill....

Chris Beckett is a university lecturer living in Cambridge. He has written over 20 short stories, many of them originally published in Interzone and Asimov's. He is the winner of the Edge Hill Short Story competition, 2009, for "The Turing Test", as well as the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2013, for Dark Eden.

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Hardback Editions

June 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mother of Eden (Dark Eden 2)
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 1-78239-235-1 / 978-1-78239-235-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mother of Eden (Dark Eden 2)
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 1-78239-237-8 / 978-1-78239-237-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mother of Eden
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 1-78239-234-3 / 978-1-78239-234-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mother of Eden
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 0-8041-3870-2 / 978-0-8041-3870-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mother of Eden
Author(s): Chris Beckett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mother of Eden
Author(s): Chris Beckett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mother of Eden
Author(s): Chris Beckett
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Mother of Eden
Author(s): Chris Beckett
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mother of Eden (Dark Eden Book 2)
Author(s): Chris Beckett
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mother of Eden (Dark Eden Series Book 2)
Author(s): Chris Beckett
Publisher: Broadway Books
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