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After the fall, before the fall, during the fall

Author: Nancy Kress
Publisher: San Francisco : Tachyon, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the year 2035, all that is left of humanity lives in the Shell. After ecological disasters have nearly destroyed the Earth, twenty-six survivors are imprisoned in a sterile enclosure built by an alien race. Fifteen-year-old Pete is one of the six children who were born in the Shell. Though he possesses birth defects common to the Six, including sterility, Pete is resolved to lead humanity to a new beginning.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Time-travel fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Dystopias
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Kress
ISBN: 9781616960650 1616960655
OCLC Number: 757472336
Awards: Winner of Locus Awards (Novella) 2013
Description: 189 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: [Nancy Kress].

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"In the year 2035, all that is left of humanity lives in the Shell. After ecological disasters have nearly destroyed the Earth, twenty-six survivors are imprisoned in a sterile enclosure built by an alien race. Fifteen-year-old Pete is one of the six children who were born in the Shell. Though he possesses birth defects common to the Six, including sterility, Pete is resolved to lead humanity to a new beginning. However, as one by one the adults of the Shell grow mysteriously sick and die, Pete struggles to control his dangerous anger at the aliens. Though the Earth appears to be slowly healing itself, the survivors may not live long enough to repopulate it. Their only hope lies within randomly brief time-portals into the recent past, where Pete and the Six are abducting children to increase their gene pool."--Provided by publisher.

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"This isn't the usual post-environmental apocalypse/alien invasion survival book... Readers of science fiction and those interested in environmental issues will question the current wisdom about our Read more...

 
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