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The Children Star (Elysium Cycle)
     

The Children Star (Elysium Cycle)

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by Joan Slonczewski
 

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Only children can colonize the planet Prokaryon, genetically modified for a world whose chemistry kills unaltered adults. A colony of orphans struggle to survive, and find the planet hides strange secrets. The Prokaryan landscape is ordered, as if by unseen gardeners, 'hidden masters' no human has ever found. The weather behaves as though designed to meet the planet?s

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Only children can colonize the planet Prokaryon, genetically modified for a world whose chemistry kills unaltered adults. A colony of orphans struggle to survive, and find the planet hides strange secrets. The Prokaryan landscape is ordered, as if by unseen gardeners, 'hidden masters' no human has ever found. The weather behaves as though designed to meet the planet?s needs. When fire threatens a forest, a rainstorm appears, only to dissipate when the fire is put out.

When a ruthless corporation threatens to terraform Prokaryon, to recreate it for 'normal' humans, there is a sudden urgency to find the intelligent life form directing the planet. For only then can the colonists save their world? and reveal unexpected possibilities for the human future.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A story that is not only exciting but also filled with memorable characters.
The New York Times
This novel's fireworks in the final third admirably justify its long, slow fuse.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012402318
Publisher:
Arc Manor
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
228
File size:
344 KB

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