Planetfall (Paperback)

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Planetfall is a weird, dark, intimate, nuanced book that questions faith, myth, grief, community, mental illness, and other subtle aspects of human life. As much a novel of human failing as human accomplishment, this book confronts vast unknowability, of the universe around us, and of the people we interact with every day - even, or perhaps especially, those we love. This is also a story of loss and the narratives we create and sustain in order to simply continue existing amid overwhelming grief. --Molly

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From Emma Newman, the award-nominated author of Between Two Thorns, comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity's future might be its undoing...
Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi's vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown.
More than twenty-two years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided, alone. All that time, Ren has worked hard as the colony's 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment, and harboring a devastating secret.
Ren continues to perpetuate the lie forming the foundation of the colony for the good of her fellow colonists, despite the personal cost. Then a stranger appears, far too young to have been part of the first planetfall, a man who bears a remarkable resemblance to Suh-Mi.
The truth Ren has concealed since planetfall can no longer be hidden. And its revelation might tear the colony apart...

About the Author

Emma Newman is an author and a professional audiobook narrator, narrating short stories and novels in all genres. She also co-writes and hosts the Hugo nominated podcast "Tea and Jeopardy" which involves tea, cake, mild peril and singing chickens.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425282397
ISBN-10: 0425282392
Publisher: Ace Books
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English