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Dark Eden Doku (2018) I have already mentioned that the narrative style is told in first person. Sign in or Open in Steam. Change language. Finally one young man named John looks at the situation and decides it should change. And visit web page I hesitate to call most if any characters likable they are still fairly compelling. Make sense to us, but from hearing the Council and people of the Family, you'd have Game Of 1. Staffel John was speaking blasphemy!

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Sign in Sign in to add your own tags to this product. What didn't work for me were the characters. I never ever cared for them. I understand John and appreciated his efforts to keep people from starving, but the way he handled the problem was counter productive and didn't really jive with how intelligent he was supposed to be.

I don't freakin' care. First, we were no longer seeing events through the eyes of Tina and John.

We were getting Sue Redlantern and others telling us what they thought. I barely know these people. Why are they here at the end of the story?

Secondly, Tina changed. No longer spirited, she became whiny and no different than most of the oldmums back at Family.

In fact, she changed so completely that she developed a new speech pattern which left her referring to John as that 'bloke'.

A word that was not previously amongst the few few simple words that the people used. And meanwhile, back at the Old Family camp, view spoiler [ they've suddenly got religion and talking up how as they should have done for John by spiking him up like Jesus.

I was willing to chug along faithfully to see what happened to our intrepid crew, but the author broke the contract we had.

By which I mean that I expected him to provide a consistency to his world, and not dart off into some new direction that didn't have a foundation in what went before.

NOT a bad read. Chris Beckett writes well. He's imaginative. I'd suggest this book to those who aren't bothered by arcane language.

The people of Eden have been isolated for too long long , and so they have developed their own speech patterns. I also think that scifi readers who enjoy being immersed in a world where there are dozens and dozens of new creatures and flora to learn about would enjoy this book.

It's not for someone who absolutely needs intriguing characters. A young man in a small and primitive society dreams of something better.

He dreams of going where no-one has ever gone before, over the mountains into lands unknown. Against the advice of his elders, he gathers a band of brave young outcasts and ventures into the darkness, with terrible and amazing consequences.

Around this familiar and unoriginal plot-line, Beckett has constructed a very interesting novel. Our young hero, John Redlantern, lives in a small tribe in a fascinating world.

Eden is a p A young man in a small and primitive society dreams of something better. Eden is a planet without a sun. All life on Eden depends on bioluminescent plants which suck up heat and energy from the core, and provide the warmth, light, and food for every living thing.

To venture beyond the trees is to venture into a frozen darkness. John and The Family are odd descendants of two humans ship-wrecked on this tiny planet after an interstellar heist gone wrong.

They live huddled around the original crash-site, following the command of Angela, the mother of them all, to stay here and wait for rescue from Earth.

It's a simple premise, but it leads to a deep and subtle exploration of the evolution of myth, custom, and law. In just a hundred years or so, we can see how Angela's rational hope for rescue is already calcifying into a religious command for her descendants.

The crash-site is sacred; the lands beyond forbidden. It's clear to the reader that Angela was educating her children as best she could on the assumption that they'd all be going back to Earth soon - not on the assumption that they'd have to build a whole new civilisation from scratch.

And it's fascinating and painful to watch these people try to build a whole social system with the off-hand remarks of two very unhappy castaways as their only precedent.

While they look for social and moral guidance from their progenitors, they are already forgetting the practical knowledge of civilisation.

Knowledge that you can't implement isn't really worth preserving, especially when you can't write it down - metal-working, electricity, agriculture - it's all becoming nothing more than fantasical set-dressing in the myth of Earth.

The Family know that incest is wrong - but how wrong can it really be when they're all descended from one incestuous origin a mere 5 or 6 generations ago?

There are some pretty heart-breaking depictions of sexual abuse and loveless 'couplings' for want of a better word between women desperate for healthy sperm, and young boys able to provide it.

These people, John especially, have a half articulated desire for deep and lasting relationships, and absolutely no cultural guidance on how to build that.

John's wish that he might know for certain his own children is espcially heart-wrenching. It's John and his wish for something better that sets the whole story going.

And the psychological exploration of John, rebel and iconoclast,and the people he gathers around him, is fascinating. Tina could be the love of his life - if only he could open up and share with her, but he can't quite bring himself to submit to the vulnerability that true love requires, and she only half wants him to get down off his pedestal anyway.

But the relationship between John and Jeff is just as complex. Jeff is uninteresting to most people as either a sexual partner or a hunting fellow because of his clubfoot.

This seeming misfortune frees him to focus entirely on understanding the world around him, which eventually makes him a useful and powerful man, and it's hilarious and painful to see John trying to evaluate Jeff as a friend or rival when Jeff has absolutely no interest in power-plays at all.

Overall, what starts off feeling like a standard YA space adventure ends up as a deep and nuanced exploration of humanity.

Eden is a planet covered in darkness, hosting an abundance of familiarly alien flora and fauna, inhabited by Earth descended humans.

The only light occurs naturally, there is no sun in orbit, and there are only the far away cold stars that shine in the sky.

The human settlement is known as the Family. They have not migrated from first landing. The original settlers of Eden could be counted on one hand; the women could be counted with one finger.

Now everyone in the Family speaks in a childish pat Eden is a planet covered in darkness, hosting an abundance of familiarly alien flora and fauna, inhabited by Earth descended humans.

Now everyone in the Family speaks in a childish patois riddled with repetition. Dark Eden focuses on the splintering of the Family as one group breaks away from tradition and heads out into unexplored territory.

The original society is built upon a matriarchal democracy. As the story evolves, this deteriorates into an oppressive system of patriarchy, under which we witness the first ever murder.

I struggled with this book. In the local patois, sex is known as a "slip" or to have sex, is to have a "slip" and to get slipped, is to, well you can figure it out.

Free love is rampant and often public with mild attempts at modesty. Of course there is the issue of necessary incest.

While the folks on Eden know it's not good to slip your sister, daughter, or mother, I get the impression that such slips do occur.

Personally, I feel that the attitudes and practice of sex on Eden is pretty true to how it would happen. Morality and modesty are after all cultural and malleable in definition.

But the phrases "baby juice" and "juicy juice" carries an awkward juvenile humor that outweighs social commentary.

I never knew if I was supposed to laugh at the sophomoric double entendres or simply overlook them. One minute it feels like I'm reading a cleverly written work of SF, the next moment I feel like I'm deciphering the bathroom stalls back in sixth grade.

And the thing is, you can't have it both ways. Rarely does one find Shakespeare in the outhouse. The other irritations? The patois got old, very quick.

The childish rhyming felt strange when place so near to sexual coupling. It just felt weird, as if puppets were having a sex education discussion with an ongoing demonstration.

In places, it just felt a little creepy-creepy dirty-sneaky. I also feel the storytelling would have benefitted with some non-patois segments, or just something to break up its relentless monotony.

Lastly, the plot mirrors Watership Down and Lord of the Flies too close for comfort. This doesn't mean the book is bad, it just suggests a lack of originality.

I enjoyed the various narrators, each reading a different character. I usually don't care much for multiple narrators, but this production does a nice job.

In the end, Chris Beckett is a good writer, and Dark Eden is an okay read. Eden is a planet that had been discovered by humans 6 generations ago.

It is a harsh planet, full of alien flora and fauna; some of which is deadly, and others that are barely edible. There is almost no metal on the planet, they have reverted to a stone age existence using black glass obsidian spears to hunt.

From the two explorers that were left, all the people living there today are descended from them. They have inbred, and are suffering from deformities such a cleft palette, craw feet and Eden is a planet that had been discovered by humans 6 generations ago.

They have inbred, and are suffering from deformities such a cleft palette, craw feet and reduced intelligence. They inhabit a small valley, and live in hope that the people that left to return to earth and bring help, will return soon.

They are in families spread around the valley, but are all closely interacting, including sexually, thereby increasing the problems in the small population.

They have a few artifacts that are brought out on the Any Varsiry anniversary and passed around for the people to see and touch.

The society clings onto the past, maintain rituals and location for the return of the original team members.

Into this comes John. He is a newhair, an adolescent youth aged around 15 years old. He is celebrated when he kills a leopard.

But when he starts to see the rituals and ceremonies as flawed and not moving forward and making the most of the planet they are on and questions the reasoning behind what they are doing, he is banished from the family.

He knows that there is a way over the Snowy Dark, the name they call the mountains. He is joined but other of a similar age and who also see the need for change.

Beckett has created two things here, a planet that is harsh, alien and unforgiving and a closed and flawed society that has become inward looking and insular.

He has developed deviations from the language that are still understandable, and fairly cleverly thought out.

John is the catalyst for change in this society, for good and for bad, and as he moves out of the valley he makes discoveries that change his understanding of the world that they now occupy.

The older power structure has crumbled, and there is now a new force that see John as the point for their hate.

I have never read anything by this author before, so was not sure what to expect. It was refreshingly original, cohesive and have a solid plot.

I wonder if there is to be a sequel. Will read if there is. He has been a senior lecturer in social work at APU since He was social worker for eight years and the manager of a children and families social work team for ten years.

Beckett has authored or co-authored several textbooks and scholarly articles on social work. An alien world is described well enough and coherent enough to orient the reader, all without information dumps.

Really, the alien world was secondary to what I think was the author's intent. Complete with plot and fleshy characters, Beckett has written an exploration of the re-formation of society from view spoiler [ one that is matriarchal and peaceful, yet stagnant through evolution from a need to explore and expand that leads to a warrior mentality--a re-enactment of Earth's history.

The human seed carries personality traits that are necessary for survival, as well as those that are destructive. Feb 03, Kathy rated it did not like it Shelves: science-fiction-fantasy.

Lately I have purchased a few books that have won awards and the blurbs are filled with promise of great writing and world building.

Lately, for me, I am finding it hard to believe. My most recent disappointment is Dark Eden. From page one in the book, I felt like I randomly opened it in the middle.

The dialogue is ridiculous. The book is "bad bad and it is "silly" silly. Right, somewhere along the line, the word "very" has disappeared.

But no worries, the Earth people have a Rayed Yo and they w Lately I have purchased a few books that have won awards and the blurbs are filled with promise of great writing and world building.

And there is a lot of "slipping" going on here sex. Obviously inbreeding due to all the physical abnormalities hair lips and whatnot.

I can't even say how VERY awful this book is and I have no clue how it won awards and got such high praise.

Sometimes I just won't leave a review for such an awful book, especially those I return including this one.

Skip Dark Eden. Actual rating 3. I liked the world building and the critique of society bits. I was exasperated by the language - I think I'll speak with repeated adjectives for some time.

The characters were interesting but not entirely three-dimensional and convincing. Their motivations remained largely unclear to me and even when I got glimpses of them I wasn't very happy with the picture.

I found the plot predictable and not very exciting. I was disappointed by the open ending - I didn't expect answ Actual rating 3.

I was disappointed by the open ending - I didn't expect answers but at least there should have been some questions. View all 8 comments.

Mar 05, fromcouchtomoon rated it really liked it. The third SF novel from the UK I've read in the past 12 months that focuses on a setting of perpetual night, but this sensawunda locale hooked me for the whole novel.

Well-written, well-drawn, with gender- and religion-politics that hit close to home at times, naive at other times.

Great examination of ambition and the arrogance of leadership, particularly with regard to colonialism, and a youthful sociopathy that reminds me of Pangborn's Davy.

A few points as i plan to have a full rv soon I finished Dark Eden the novel I mean as I read the story with same name a while ago and I quite liked it, though it is ultimately a bit limited as sfnal scope.

As story goes, it is not unlike the Eden! I immediately bought a copy of the collection and I read a few of the stories there.

I generally enjoyed them and I plan to read all of them as time goes by, but they seem to work only in smaller doses for me maybe because they are quite concentrated.

However his previous two novels, Holy Machine and Marcher never really tempted me, so when Dark Eden was announced with the blurb below I was not sure either.

Remembering vaguely that I read a story with the same title in The Turing Test, I checked the collection and sure enough the story Dark Eden is in there and it is precisely the tale of Angela and Tommy told through their two quite distinct voices in alternating parts.

As I quite liked it and some reviews showering great praise on the novel appeared too, I decided to buy a copy for myself and try it immediately.

You are a member of the Family, one of descendants of Angela and Tommy. You shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees, hunting woollybuck and harvesting tree candy.

Beyond the forest lie the treeless mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it.

The Oldest among you recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross between worlds.

One day, the Oldest say, they will come back for you In short, Dark Eden is superb as a literary novel but something I've seen many times before as sf or pre historical fiction and not only that, but its scope is very limited since there is only so much you can do with a primitive society as sense of wonder and big picture - in other words the attributes that define high class sf - go.

This is the sfnal structure of Dark Eden too and as mentioned I've read this so many times that in terms of the big picture there is not much to surprise and there is a clear logic of events that you can already guess from the blurb.

The specific world building - planet in intergalactic space, with no sun but life, atmosphere and heat coming from underground volcanic activity - is interesting though and there is a lot of potential for complexity if the author chooses to develop this universe more.

If sfnally the novel is just good due to its limited scope, literary Dark Eden is superb. Its structure alternates narration mostly from John Redlantern and his girlfriend Tina Spiketree - they have 21 and respectively 16 of the 46 total chapters - with a few other characters with their own distinctive voices presenting their take on events at various points.

The rules and habits of the Eden society, their way of life, rituals, food gathering and hunting, mating, division into "normal" humans and the disfigured ones - as expected the descent of all humans which live in Eden at the start of the book from Angela and Tommy has quite a few genetic negatives - are slowly revealed and the author balances action with world building and back story perfectly.

The transitions between chapters are very smooth and all characters that narrate even for only a chapter come alive.

They were the places where the woollybucks went, the places they came from. I mean he looked nice, and I fancied him in that way, but what fascinated me most was the way he behaved.

All that hunting trip he was trying to be different, trying not to be the same as all the other newhair guys. He went right up that icy ridge.

While a standalone novel and with a very good ending that leaves open a lot of possibilities, I wish the author will return to Eden and tell us more about the fascinating human society he created there.

Dark Eden is a highly recommended novel of and excellent literary sf that I can easily see shortlisted for both genre and mainstream prizes that appreciate writing style and "realistic" characters rather than sense of wonder and big picture speculations.

May 13, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: author-male , ratedstar , read , sci-fi. Fantasy Review Barn It is a fine, fine line that sometimes separates those little details that work and those that start to fall apart and take a book with it.

Dark Eden is a book that could go wrong in a hurry by relying on some threads that have to be played just right.

It is a near future society that lost its access to technology, a sci-fi dystopia if you will. And be honest how many dystopias hold up to a close reading?

It also takes modern English and twists it around to fit the people spea Fantasy Review Barn It is a fine, fine line that sometimes separates those little details that work and those that start to fall apart and take a book with it.

It also takes modern English and twists it around to fit the people speaking it. Both of these aspects had a chance to derail the entire reading experience for me yet I made it through the whole book.

A good sign. Dark Eden is a title that can be taken quite literally. The world is a literal Eden, started by only two people stranded only five or so generations back.

It is also dark, with no star in the sky the only light is provided by the life on the planet or whatever this celestial body happens to be ; native trees and animals mostly have their own light source with tree being one of many things with Earth names the founders used them on completely new flora and fauna.

For several generations the people of Eden have diversified their genes best they can, scavenged for food, and eeked out an existence as they look to the dark sky for their eventual rescue promised by the founders.

Their entire presence is a mistake but with three of the original five heading back to earth it is a given that if they stay close they will be found.

Finally one young man named John looks at the situation and decides it should change. Language can be a sticking point.

I have read some reviews of Dark Eden that take issues with the liberties he takes with English. One on Goodreads specifically and quite entertainingly compares the bastardization of certain words to Dolly from the Family Circus comic; childish mishearings that have stuck in the society.

The same can be said about the use of repeating worlds for emphasis it was cold cold out there.

My love of British humor has seeped into my everyday language, which in turn has spread among my social group. So I have no problem with a small society taking on linguistics of a couple of dominating personalities.

Something I am known to nitpick over is a strength in my mind; just one more aspect of some pretty unique world building.

But another little detail was tougher to swallow. The book seemed to decide on an inevitable move from a fairly female dominated group to a generational shift to patriarchy.

The necessity of keeping the gene pool diverse hairlips and other birth defects already plague the colony has also let to sexual freedom and is something that has helped women keep an equal footing in this devolving land.

But changes that John brings about spark a power grab that seems destined to end with women in a secondary role.

Already many women in the society seem content with being regulated to breeding stock; several men in the society seem happy to take what agency they have in their lives away.

Minus the Eden aspect and various other biblical allusions that the people of the land have played telephone with to almost being unrecognizable there was almost nothing recognizable about this land.

Life coming from the core rather from the sun and light being provided by the native flora and fauna finally clicked in my mind as a deep sea setting on dry land; valleys acting in the same role as vents in the sea by providing heat and focal points for life.

And while I hesitate to call most if any characters likable they are still fairly compelling. Mother of Eden is out soon, if not all ready.

Peeking ahead it looks like it skips two hundred years in the future of this land. I am going to move it to my must read pile. Mar 06, Silea rated it it was ok Shelves: vine , arc , dnf.

This read like it was written for children about children, except for the sex and stillborn babies.

In a world without a sun in the sky, i understand keeping time in 'wombtimes' instead of years, counting 'wakings' instead of days, but why on earth was it 'slip' instead of 'sex'?

Why did they apparently lose the word 'very' and have to make do with repetition, calling things 'old old' or 'quiet quiet'?

I get that the hum of the forest is the background to their lives, but describing it with repea This read like it was written for children about children, except for the sex and stillborn babies.

I get that the hum of the forest is the background to their lives, but describing it with repeated onomatopoeia makes it sound like a children's book.

And that a Family all descended from two people could have one clan that's dark-skinned while all the rest are fair-skinned.

The author made a relatively complex world, but filled it with boring people, and the Point Of View tosses randomly between them.

I was fundamentally uncomfortable reading this book because the characters all seem like children except that they have sex all the time.

It reminded me of the scene in Brave New World, with the sexually active children, that was designed to make readers squeamish.

Having read the spoilers in some other reviews, i'm confident i would not like the book any more in the latter two thirds than i did in the first third.

Dark Eden took me to a strange and beautiful world of scalding trees with lantern flowers and cold, cold, darkness witnessed by characters so full-blooded I felt I inhabited them.

Separated from the rest of humanity they'd developed a culture, mythology and linguistic ticks that seemed real.

Such embellishments could impede a rollicking good story but they didn't. John Redlantern and his small group of followers captivated me as they dared to break away from the suffocating Family and risk war an Dark Eden took me to a strange and beautiful world of scalding trees with lantern flowers and cold, cold, darkness witnessed by characters so full-blooded I felt I inhabited them.

John Redlantern and his small group of followers captivated me as they dared to break away from the suffocating Family and risk war and annihilation to face the unknown.

On his website Chris Beckett, the author, has a special message for people who don't like science fiction: "Undoubtedly the conventions of the genre offer lavish opportunities for sheer escapism, and a kind of techno-porn.

But what I want you to know is that those same conventions are also powerful tools for writing and thinking about human life and about the world we actually inhabit.

I think it's a rare skill to do that in a novel without labouring the point and jolting the reader out of his temporary but new reality. Jan 07, Mona rated it liked it.

Rating and review to follow. Jul 23, DJ rated it really liked it Shelves: male-author , male-author , read , 4-star , exploration , coming-of-age , science-fiction , aliens , alien-planets.

This was an amazing story. Going in, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had read quite a few reviews where they said that this was a very good story, but the language was a major issue with one stating it was unbearable to read.

Then I read others saying there was a whole other level to story, exploring sociological and psychological issues. They made a circle in the ground with stones to show where Earth would return to, and so they would not stray far.

It started with the two of them alone, but now both have long died, and their children, and children's children, and etc. The population is growing at an alarming rate, food is running deathly scarce, and they are running out of room in their circle.

This "language barrier" people where having trying to read this - I didn't see it. Instead of saying "very cold", they will "cold cold".

Or because they don't know how to spell some words, "radio" will come out as "Rayed Yo". They story is told through multiple POV's using the first person.

In using them in their thoughts as well, he is stressing in the differences between us Earth and the people of Eden, and showing how far removed they actually are from civilization on Earth.

At first I was a little confused and in a bit of disbelief that the people of Eden were living like they were.

All huddled around a circles of rocks waiting for Earth to return for more than years! And if help does come, I think it will look more than just on the sand.

I couldn't tell if it was ignorance or optimism keeping them there. Either way, it didn't matter; they were foolish! But quickly we learn the back story of how the people came to be on Eden and how their Family is currently governed, and it made sense why they thought like they did.

In comparison to rest of the people, our main protagonist John Redlatern seems like a rebel anarchists. Make sense to us, but from hearing the Council and people of the Family, you'd have thought John was speaking blasphemy!

This constant struggle between John and the rest of the Family is where the novel shines. They are convinced that he is trying to break up Family and do them harm.

This is where the sociological aspects - particularly evolution of society - of the story come in, and there is too much for me to point out or talk about for merely a book review, but it is there, and impressive.

I have already mentioned that the narrative style is told in first person. It is mainly John and his lady-friend Tina Spike Tree our supporting protagonist?

Again, choosing to use first-person was an excellent choice. Becket is able to change the voice in character's mind so well, and it was crucial to story that we were able to see what they were thinking, and how they were feeling.

She agrees with John ideas, but is not necessarily as eager or forceful to get them going. With John, Tina, and the occasional side character POV, we as readers are able to get an excellent feel of how various groups are feeling about the situation.

I highly recommend this! The linguistic choice really isn't a big issue, and I haven't mentioned this yet, but Beckett's writing was smooth and easy to read.

Actually, at times I had to put the book down, because I was so invested in the characters and was afraid of what might happen to them! You're missing out if you haven't read this.

Mar 26, Ryan Michael rated it really liked it. The mystery surrounding it breaks the argument into believes and non believes, just like anything else in the same category of beliefs.

Does karma really exist, or is it just a figment of the imaginations of the hominid species that attempts to put us in a different column than the rest of those who have inhabited this planet in history?

But sometimes I am just drawn to things that end up emitting a certain emotional response from my inside parts.

Since then, anything with those ingredients I typically fall in love with. I love this place that these art mediums take me.

An alien world unique to any other I have pictured in my mind, with bits of history and love sprinkled throughout. That is not to say it has a bad plot by any means, but the questions it raises seem more important.

There is psychology all over this thing for sure, and you would expect it given that the story revolves around a group of a little over five hundred humans living on an alien world for years, waiting for Earth to spend back a ship to bring them back to Earth.

One of the most prominent examples of this is at the beginning of chapter seven. John Redlantern talks about one of the elders, Old Lucy Lu, telling him about all living things having a shadow that hides away in them.

I saw this as a pretty direct nod towards Carl Jung and Jungian theory of the shadow complex. As a bit of a psychology nut, I loved looking out for these things throughout the novel and chewing on them, which again, was emitted by a story and a world that is perfect for it.

But in the end, the religion in the story is what really got to me. I live in Asheville, North Carolina, which itself is a bit of a liberal island in a conservative ocean.

I lean to the liberal side of things usually, but I do find myself surrounded by those who never stop criticizing those who have religion as part of their lives.

Look; I am not going to try and argue for those who use religion to hurt or kill other people, or cause destruction in anyway. The bottom line is and sorry for taking so long to get there but this is a great book to read if you want to dive into a pool of thought.

There is lots going on in it even when they plot is a litter slower, and probably much more than I had picked up on, but I loved thinking a lot while I read this book.

Give it a shot, and do a few brain laps around the track. PS- I hear there is a sequel to this one. Has anyone out there read it and is it worth a shot?

Now that I've finished this it is clear why it received an Arthur C. Clarke Award last year. The premise of a human colony on an alien world is by no means anything new but it is the little extra bits that make it special.

For one thing, as you can kind of get from the title, this planet has no sun and the residents rely on the natural lights on the trees and animals in order to survive.

The colony was also not intentional, by just one man and a woman who are marooned there. Five generations lat Now that I've finished this it is clear why it received an Arthur C.

Five generations later and their ancestors are still waiting for Earth to come and find them. Rarely does a book which contains a great sci-fi idea actually have a good story to go with it.

This book is an exception to the rule as it sees teenager John rip life Family life apart as he is determined to go and do something rather than sit around and wait for humans from Earth to arrive.

Inevitably some people agree and other don't, which causes great friction. Soon John and a small group of friends go to explore Eden, but what will they find?

Two well known books come to mind for me to compare this to.

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Both of these aspects had a chance to derail the entire reading experience for me yet I made it through the whole book.

A good sign. Dark Eden is a title that can be taken quite literally. The world is a literal Eden, started by only two people stranded only five or so generations back.

It is also dark, with no star in the sky the only light is provided by the life on the planet or whatever this celestial body happens to be ; native trees and animals mostly have their own light source with tree being one of many things with Earth names the founders used them on completely new flora and fauna.

For several generations the people of Eden have diversified their genes best they can, scavenged for food, and eeked out an existence as they look to the dark sky for their eventual rescue promised by the founders.

Their entire presence is a mistake but with three of the original five heading back to earth it is a given that if they stay close they will be found.

Finally one young man named John looks at the situation and decides it should change. Language can be a sticking point. I have read some reviews of Dark Eden that take issues with the liberties he takes with English.

One on Goodreads specifically and quite entertainingly compares the bastardization of certain words to Dolly from the Family Circus comic; childish mishearings that have stuck in the society.

The same can be said about the use of repeating worlds for emphasis it was cold cold out there. My love of British humor has seeped into my everyday language, which in turn has spread among my social group.

So I have no problem with a small society taking on linguistics of a couple of dominating personalities. Something I am known to nitpick over is a strength in my mind; just one more aspect of some pretty unique world building.

But another little detail was tougher to swallow. The book seemed to decide on an inevitable move from a fairly female dominated group to a generational shift to patriarchy.

The necessity of keeping the gene pool diverse hairlips and other birth defects already plague the colony has also let to sexual freedom and is something that has helped women keep an equal footing in this devolving land.

But changes that John brings about spark a power grab that seems destined to end with women in a secondary role. Already many women in the society seem content with being regulated to breeding stock; several men in the society seem happy to take what agency they have in their lives away.

Minus the Eden aspect and various other biblical allusions that the people of the land have played telephone with to almost being unrecognizable there was almost nothing recognizable about this land.

Life coming from the core rather from the sun and light being provided by the native flora and fauna finally clicked in my mind as a deep sea setting on dry land; valleys acting in the same role as vents in the sea by providing heat and focal points for life.

And while I hesitate to call most if any characters likable they are still fairly compelling. Mother of Eden is out soon, if not all ready.

Peeking ahead it looks like it skips two hundred years in the future of this land. I am going to move it to my must read pile.

Mar 06, Silea rated it it was ok Shelves: vine , arc , dnf. This read like it was written for children about children, except for the sex and stillborn babies.

In a world without a sun in the sky, i understand keeping time in 'wombtimes' instead of years, counting 'wakings' instead of days, but why on earth was it 'slip' instead of 'sex'?

Why did they apparently lose the word 'very' and have to make do with repetition, calling things 'old old' or 'quiet quiet'?

I get that the hum of the forest is the background to their lives, but describing it with repea This read like it was written for children about children, except for the sex and stillborn babies.

I get that the hum of the forest is the background to their lives, but describing it with repeated onomatopoeia makes it sound like a children's book.

And that a Family all descended from two people could have one clan that's dark-skinned while all the rest are fair-skinned.

The author made a relatively complex world, but filled it with boring people, and the Point Of View tosses randomly between them.

I was fundamentally uncomfortable reading this book because the characters all seem like children except that they have sex all the time.

It reminded me of the scene in Brave New World, with the sexually active children, that was designed to make readers squeamish.

Having read the spoilers in some other reviews, i'm confident i would not like the book any more in the latter two thirds than i did in the first third.

Dark Eden took me to a strange and beautiful world of scalding trees with lantern flowers and cold, cold, darkness witnessed by characters so full-blooded I felt I inhabited them.

Separated from the rest of humanity they'd developed a culture, mythology and linguistic ticks that seemed real.

Such embellishments could impede a rollicking good story but they didn't. John Redlantern and his small group of followers captivated me as they dared to break away from the suffocating Family and risk war an Dark Eden took me to a strange and beautiful world of scalding trees with lantern flowers and cold, cold, darkness witnessed by characters so full-blooded I felt I inhabited them.

John Redlantern and his small group of followers captivated me as they dared to break away from the suffocating Family and risk war and annihilation to face the unknown.

On his website Chris Beckett, the author, has a special message for people who don't like science fiction: "Undoubtedly the conventions of the genre offer lavish opportunities for sheer escapism, and a kind of techno-porn.

But what I want you to know is that those same conventions are also powerful tools for writing and thinking about human life and about the world we actually inhabit.

I think it's a rare skill to do that in a novel without labouring the point and jolting the reader out of his temporary but new reality.

Jan 07, Mona rated it liked it. Rating and review to follow. Jul 23, DJ rated it really liked it Shelves: male-author , male-author , read , 4-star , exploration , coming-of-age , science-fiction , aliens , alien-planets.

This was an amazing story. Going in, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had read quite a few reviews where they said that this was a very good story, but the language was a major issue with one stating it was unbearable to read.

Then I read others saying there was a whole other level to story, exploring sociological and psychological issues. They made a circle in the ground with stones to show where Earth would return to, and so they would not stray far.

It started with the two of them alone, but now both have long died, and their children, and children's children, and etc. The population is growing at an alarming rate, food is running deathly scarce, and they are running out of room in their circle.

This "language barrier" people where having trying to read this - I didn't see it. Instead of saying "very cold", they will "cold cold". Or because they don't know how to spell some words, "radio" will come out as "Rayed Yo".

They story is told through multiple POV's using the first person. In using them in their thoughts as well, he is stressing in the differences between us Earth and the people of Eden, and showing how far removed they actually are from civilization on Earth.

At first I was a little confused and in a bit of disbelief that the people of Eden were living like they were.

All huddled around a circles of rocks waiting for Earth to return for more than years! And if help does come, I think it will look more than just on the sand.

I couldn't tell if it was ignorance or optimism keeping them there. Either way, it didn't matter; they were foolish! But quickly we learn the back story of how the people came to be on Eden and how their Family is currently governed, and it made sense why they thought like they did.

In comparison to rest of the people, our main protagonist John Redlatern seems like a rebel anarchists. Make sense to us, but from hearing the Council and people of the Family, you'd have thought John was speaking blasphemy!

This constant struggle between John and the rest of the Family is where the novel shines. They are convinced that he is trying to break up Family and do them harm.

This is where the sociological aspects - particularly evolution of society - of the story come in, and there is too much for me to point out or talk about for merely a book review, but it is there, and impressive.

I have already mentioned that the narrative style is told in first person. It is mainly John and his lady-friend Tina Spike Tree our supporting protagonist?

Again, choosing to use first-person was an excellent choice. Becket is able to change the voice in character's mind so well, and it was crucial to story that we were able to see what they were thinking, and how they were feeling.

She agrees with John ideas, but is not necessarily as eager or forceful to get them going. With John, Tina, and the occasional side character POV, we as readers are able to get an excellent feel of how various groups are feeling about the situation.

I highly recommend this! The linguistic choice really isn't a big issue, and I haven't mentioned this yet, but Beckett's writing was smooth and easy to read.

Actually, at times I had to put the book down, because I was so invested in the characters and was afraid of what might happen to them!

You're missing out if you haven't read this. Mar 26, Ryan Michael rated it really liked it. The mystery surrounding it breaks the argument into believes and non believes, just like anything else in the same category of beliefs.

Does karma really exist, or is it just a figment of the imaginations of the hominid species that attempts to put us in a different column than the rest of those who have inhabited this planet in history?

But sometimes I am just drawn to things that end up emitting a certain emotional response from my inside parts. Since then, anything with those ingredients I typically fall in love with.

I love this place that these art mediums take me. An alien world unique to any other I have pictured in my mind, with bits of history and love sprinkled throughout.

That is not to say it has a bad plot by any means, but the questions it raises seem more important. There is psychology all over this thing for sure, and you would expect it given that the story revolves around a group of a little over five hundred humans living on an alien world for years, waiting for Earth to spend back a ship to bring them back to Earth.

One of the most prominent examples of this is at the beginning of chapter seven. John Redlantern talks about one of the elders, Old Lucy Lu, telling him about all living things having a shadow that hides away in them.

I saw this as a pretty direct nod towards Carl Jung and Jungian theory of the shadow complex. As a bit of a psychology nut, I loved looking out for these things throughout the novel and chewing on them, which again, was emitted by a story and a world that is perfect for it.

But in the end, the religion in the story is what really got to me. I live in Asheville, North Carolina, which itself is a bit of a liberal island in a conservative ocean.

I lean to the liberal side of things usually, but I do find myself surrounded by those who never stop criticizing those who have religion as part of their lives.

Look; I am not going to try and argue for those who use religion to hurt or kill other people, or cause destruction in anyway.

The bottom line is and sorry for taking so long to get there but this is a great book to read if you want to dive into a pool of thought.

There is lots going on in it even when they plot is a litter slower, and probably much more than I had picked up on, but I loved thinking a lot while I read this book.

Give it a shot, and do a few brain laps around the track. PS- I hear there is a sequel to this one. Has anyone out there read it and is it worth a shot?

Now that I've finished this it is clear why it received an Arthur C. Clarke Award last year.

The premise of a human colony on an alien world is by no means anything new but it is the little extra bits that make it special.

For one thing, as you can kind of get from the title, this planet has no sun and the residents rely on the natural lights on the trees and animals in order to survive.

The colony was also not intentional, by just one man and a woman who are marooned there. Five generations lat Now that I've finished this it is clear why it received an Arthur C.

Five generations later and their ancestors are still waiting for Earth to come and find them. Rarely does a book which contains a great sci-fi idea actually have a good story to go with it.

This book is an exception to the rule as it sees teenager John rip life Family life apart as he is determined to go and do something rather than sit around and wait for humans from Earth to arrive.

Inevitably some people agree and other don't, which causes great friction. Soon John and a small group of friends go to explore Eden, but what will they find?

Two well known books come to mind for me to compare this to. One is the Old Testament of the bible- I'm not a religious man but even I can see that a place called Eden where all humans originate from one couple has biblical similarities.

Another is Lord of the Flies, with the idea that when a group of humans are moved away from civilisation they will pretty much forget how to be civilised.

It takes a few generations here but essentially that happens. Another good thing about the book is that it features an alternate version of English.

It's not overly complicated or hard to comprehend like A Clockwork Orange, but it is pretty clever.

Over five generations it is inevitable that the language will change. Long words from Earth are confused and some actions like sex and killing are given new terms.

The best thing is the adjectives, the way words like very are no longer needed in this system because the stronger the adjective the more times it appears and the stress varies, like "dark dark ".

This language works really well in the context of the book and in all honesty I would happily adapt the adjective system in real life.

There are plenty of other good things to mention too. There is some great world-building with some good descriptions that aren't too lengthy or poetic yet give you a clear picture in your head.

This includes some great creatures, some of them barely making more than a cameo appearance. And then there's the fact that the characters are well-developed, even most of the minor ones.

Plus the story-telling is really good, the words flow in a way only an excellent author can achieve. All in all, a fabulous book.

It's doesn't go with the modern trend of having to be over-complicated to be good. It's pretty simple and all the better for it.

Very few faults, a great read for any sci-fi fan. An unwilling couple are stranded on a strange, distant planet while the others attempt to get back to earth leaving only a promise that they will send help.

This story starts around a century and a half later and their descendants now number over five hundred, most of which are beset with deformities arising from their incestuous ancestry.

They have formed an inward looking, insular society that does nothing but try to survive, clustered around their circle of stones, their one hope that help wi An unwilling couple are stranded on a strange, distant planet while the others attempt to get back to earth leaving only a promise that they will send help.

They have formed an inward looking, insular society that does nothing but try to survive, clustered around their circle of stones, their one hope that help will eventually arrive from earth and whisk them all away.

But there is now one who is not content to carry on living this way, determined to shake things up but will he be their saviour or merely tear them apart?

An interesting premise and an easy going prose style made this a pleasure to read. The world on which they are stranded on, and wildlife that inhabit it, is evocatively described bringing it effortlessly to life.

Biblical parallels abound, some more explicit than others. The tensions that arise between the young and old, between conservatives and progressives, are played out.

The hearts of those who lead are examined, to what extent are they guided by the common good or merely power and glory? But for the sexually explicit content reflecting the family's relaxed attitude towards promiscuity I thought that this felt like a "young-adult" novel because of somewhat heavy handed way the author went about making his point and general hand holding of the reader throughout.

But besides that I thought it was a very good, if not overly original, story. Truly fantastic book about the power of stories, tradition, the fragility of society, a fall from grace and the burdens and dangers of leadership disguised as an adventure story.

Reads like a Heinlein juvenile that somehow discovered a profound talent for introspection. Would make a great YA novel, provided it had less of an ick factor.

Loved the characters, thought the structure of 2 primary, alternating viewpoints with plenty of opportunities to see through the eyes of the supporting cast was Truly fantastic book about the power of stories, tradition, the fragility of society, a fall from grace and the burdens and dangers of leadership disguised as an adventure story.

Loved the characters, thought the structure of 2 primary, alternating viewpoints with plenty of opportunities to see through the eyes of the supporting cast was well worked.

The simple language and concepts were well done, too, though occasionally a suspect word for instance, garbage made me think: now why would this idea have survived?

Really suspected the whole time that the story was going to veer in an entirely different direction, and it consistently surprised me.

Needed a stronger ending, unless this is meant as book one in a series, ending in mid-scene is a weak gimmick. Will certainly be reading more Beckett.

Dec 29, L. Fitzpatrick rated it it was ok. At first this book seemed really interesting. The setting was originally.

I liked the concept of a world totally in the dark and from that point of view the idea was well thought out. Unfortunately the characters all became quickly annoying.

By the end of the book I hated John and the rest of Family were too irritating to warm to. The plot kept promising a unique ending but either someone stole the last few chapters of my book or the whole point of this story was lost somewhere on Snowy Dark.

Well At first this book seemed really interesting. Well written, great ideas but predictable twist and lousy characters just left me in a bad mood by the time I got to the end.

Dark Eden - is an apocryphal relict from a planet without a sun, far far away from Earth where a new Genesis has arisen out of a group of cosmic star lost humans - the founder incestuous pair of no-return humans.

The speculative wager is a world similar but quite unlike our own - a world where all its lifeforms who's names are also basically just homologues given by the founders - naming entirely different beings based on legendary ecosystems are bioluminescent trees with incandescent sap, bats, slinkers, slugs, fish and six legged leopards that hypnotize their prey they all glow in the dark.

So entrenched are we in our solar, heliocentric biased- world we inhabit that it blinds us, blinds us possibly to many other dimensions and it is hard to imagine a sunless chemosynthetic a versus to our photosynthetic planet and we shudder to imagine an ecosystems that glimmers in the midst of an eternal night - it is only the subterranean or the abyss that brings us close to Dark Eden creations.

All these 'unfamiliar' others just imagine the first humans arriving in South America, a continent that was isolated itself for about 70 million years prior to crashlanding into North America were completely new to them in their initial point of arrival.

Don't get me wrong this is not just a space cargo cult story or some Robinsonade. There's basically no easy return to earth.

So after 6 generations and over years, there's only the waiting and celebration of an arrival that never takes place.

This Eden may seem or feel like hell for us diurnal creatures, but this sunless world is more in tune with the night sky and offers a unique example of a glow in the dark world building.

In a sense the whole postapocalyptic or apocalyptic dying earth subgenre is being transformed by Dark Eden and not an end but a new derive.

A new beginning, a fresh start is never so fresh and maybe there's always convergence from afar with earthly developments. They play a version of the initial pioneering crew falling out of the Hole in the Sky a Portal most probably.

Dec 24, Paul O'Neill rated it liked it. Didn't live up to expectations. Interesting world and good use of a new language.

It just didn't have any kind of huge revelation that I was hoping for which would've made this book a 4, or even 5 star book.

Still pretty entertaining. Unsure if there's enough motivation to read the next book. Readers also enjoyed.

Science Fiction. About Chris Beckett. Chris Beckett. Chris Beckett is a British social worker, university lecturer, and science fiction author.

He was a social worker for eight years and the manager of a children and families social work team for ten years. Beckett began writing SF short stories in He published his second novel in , Marcher, based on a short story of the same name.

Paul Di Filippo reviewed The Holy Machine for Asimov's, calling it "One of the most accomplished novel debuts to attract my attention in some time Beckett comments on his official website: "Although I always wanted to be a writer, I did not deliberately set out to be a science fiction writer in particular.

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