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The Terranauts

(2016)
A novel by

 
A deep dive into human behavior in an epic story of science, society, sex, and survival, from one of the greatest American novelists today, T. C. Boyle, the acclaimed best-selling author of the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning World's End and The Harder They Come.

It is 1994, and in the desert near Tillman, Arizona, 40 miles from Tucson, a grand experiment involving the future of humanity is underway. As climate change threatens the Earth, eight scientists, four men and four women dubbed the Terranauts, have been selected to live under glass in E2, a prototype of a possible off-Earth colony. Their sealed three-acre compound comprises five biomes - rain forest, savanna, desert, ocean, and marsh - and enough wildlife, water, and vegetation to sustain them.

Closely monitored by an all-seeing Mission Control, this New Eden is the brainchild of ecovisionary Jeremiah Reed, aka G. C. - God the Creator - for whom the project is both an adventure in scientific discovery and a momentous publicity stunt. In addition to their roles as medics, farmers, biologists, and survivalists, his young, strapping Terranauts must impress watchful visitors and a skeptical media curious to see if E2's environment will somehow be compromised, forcing the ecosphere's seal to be broken - and ending the mission in failure. As the Terranauts face increased scrutiny and a host of disasters both natural and of their own making, their mantra, "nothing in, nothing out", becomes a dangerously ferocious rallying cry.

Told through three distinct narrators - Dawn Chapman, the mission's pretty young ecologist; Linda Ryu, her bitter, scheming best friend passed over for E2; and Ramsay Roothorp, E2's sexually irrepressible wild man - The Terranauts brings to life an electrifying, pressured world in which connected lives are uncontrollably pushed to the breaking point. With characteristic humor and acerbic wit, T. C. Boyle indelibly inhabits the perspectives of the various players in this survivalist game, probing their motivations and illuminating their integrity and fragility to illustrate the inherent fallibility of human nature itself.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Terranauts (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4104-9648-1 / 978-1-4104-9648-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Terranauts: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-06-234940-6 / 978-0-06-234940-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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October 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Terranauts
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-8175-6 / 978-1-4088-8175-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Terranauts - Signed / Autographed Copy
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-06-265602-3 / 978-0-06-265602-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Terranauts
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-8176-4 / 978-1-4088-8176-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Terranauts
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-8604-9 / 978-1-4088-8604-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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October 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Terranauts: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-06-234941-4 / 978-0-06-234941-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: Terranauts Tpb Ex Air
Author(s): Boyle T C
ISBN: 1-4088-8171-3 / 978-1-4088-8171-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Export
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Terranauts
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4417-0455-8 / 978-1-4417-0455-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Terranauts: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4417-0456-6 / 978-1-4417-0456-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Terranauts: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4417-0458-2 / 978-1-4417-0458-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Terranauts: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Terranauts: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Ecco
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October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Terranauts
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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