Eden's StoryChris Beckett
1 June 2017
Published by Corvus
The fascinating Eden trilogy, now, for the first time, collated as one e-book
You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of Angela and Tommy, two marooned explorers. Sheltering beneath the Forest’s lantern trees, slowly starving, the Oldest recount legends of a time when men and women made boats that could travel between worlds. One day, they will come back for you.
You are John Redlantern. You will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. You will be the first to venture into the Dark and the first to discover the truth about Eden.
Mother of Eden
Generations after the break up of the human family of Eden, the Johnfolk emphasise knowledge and innovation, the Davidfolk tradition and cohesion. Both claim to be the favoured children of a long-dead woman from Earth known as Gela, the mother of them all.
When Starlight Brooking meets a strange, powerful man, 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 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…
Daughter of Eden
A dangerous era has dawned for Eden. After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter. Angie Redlantern must flee withher family to the place where it all started, the stone circle where the people from Earth first landed, where the story of Gela – the mother of them all – began.
It is there that Angie witnesses the most extraordinary event, one that will change the history of Eden forever. It will alter their future and re-shape their past. It is both a beginning and an ending.
The Eden trilogy is a remarkable achievement: with wit, insight and invention Beckett has imagined a scientific Genesis not just about a society, but about the culture and myths that sustain it. It is both politically astute and theologically compelling.Stuart Kelly
Eden is building into one of most vivid and fascinating places in modern SF.Eddie Robson, SFX on MOTHER OF EDEN
One of the most accomplished and interesting science-fiction trilogies in recent years.