It is 18 years after IDLEWILD and the survivors are now adults.
A bitter and disillusioned Halloween has chosen to exile himself but his peers seek to repopulate the Earth and rebuild civilization.
They are mankind's last, best and perhaps only hope.
However an ideological split has divided them into two very different societies: one looks to resurrect the human race, the other to improve humanity via genetic manipulation.
So a new generation of children is born, but as they mature it becomes clear that all is not well.
Someone - or something - is moving against them, even as Black Ep, the plague that claimed billions of lives, returns in search of new victims.
The survivors must work together, but to save the future Halloween must first let go of the past...Thrilling, post-apocalyptic yet written with an arcing sense of wonder, EDENBORN is the next visionary chapter in the Idlewild story by one of speculative fiction's most exciting new voices.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/08/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780553815986
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Review by isabelx
This sequel to "Idlewild" is narrated by Pandora, Halloween, Penny (one of Champagne and Vashti's daughters), Hadji (one of Isaac's children) and a mysterious character called Deuce. Now in their mid-thirties and living in the real world, the six surviving ex-pupils of Idlewild School are scattered about the globe; Vashti and Champagne in Germany, Pandora in Greece, Isaac in Egypt, Halloween in Michigan and Fantasia who knows where, if indeed she is still alive. Vashti, Champagne and Isaac have taken on the responsibility for raising the next generation, although the women and Isaac have vastly different approaches to their task, while Pandora is responsible for maintaining their machinery and virtual reality systems, and acts as a peacemaker to keep them communicating.