Dark Eden

Chris Beckett

RRP: £8.99

1 August 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781848874640

RRP: £5.99

1 January 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9780857896711

You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of Angela and Tommy. You shelter beneath the Forest’s lantern trees. Beyond the forest lie mountains so forbidding that no one has ever crossed them. 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 live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of two marooned explorers. You huddle, slowly starving, in the warmth of geothermal trees, confined to one barely habitable valley of an alien, sunless world.

You are John Redlantern. You will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. You will be the first to kill another, the first to venture into the Dark and the first to discover the truth about Eden.


A classic theme, beautifully told
Sunday Telegraph

This is a world I'm desperate to return toAlison Flood

There's no justice if Dark Eden, with its beautiful, terrifying planet, slowly revealed, fails to bring Beckett awards
Sunday Times

A captivating and haunting book
Daily Mail

A dazzlingly inventive science-fiction writerA. N Wilson

Dark Eden is stunningly written

Dark Eden is an incredible novel


Beckett should be on the radar of anyone who professes concern for science fiction as a literary formAlastair Reynolds