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Calypso

(2024)
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"Thoughtful, elegant, exciting – I loved it." Sarah Waters

A ground-breaking, mind-bending and wildly imaginative epic verse revolution in SF. A saga of colony ships, shattering moons and cataclysmic war in a new Eden. Truly unforgettable and richly lyrical eco-fiction, for fans of Kim Stanley Robinson, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and Jeff VanderMeer.

Rochelle wakes from cryostasis to take up her role on the colony ark, Calypso. But she wakes to find the ship deserted, and the interior taken over by a forest. As she explores and finds the last remaining members of the crew, she discovers a legacy of war conducted whilst she slept.

The engineers and the botanists have different visions for how to build the world. The engineers would build a new utopia of technology; the botanists would have the planet bloom, untouched by mankind. Both will destroy the other to ensure their vision of paradise prevails.

And Rochelle, the last to wake on the Calypso, holds the balance of power in her hands.

A high-stakes SF adventure of shattering moons, a colonial ark turned into Eden, post-human evolutions, delivered in a uniquely compelling form.
Genre: Science Fiction

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"Thoughtful, elegant, exciting." - Sarah Waters


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