Journey into Space
by Toby Litt
Penguin Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780141039718
Date: 05 March 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy : Mainstream novelist Toby Litt crosses over into Science Fiction with his forthcoming novel Journey into Space, due next March from Penguin.
"A vast generation ship hurtles away from a violent, troubled Earth to settle on a distant planet orbiting an alien star. Those who set out on this journey are long-since dead. Those who will arrive at their destination have yet to be born. For those who must live and die in the cold emptiness between the stars, there is only the claustrophobic permanence of non-being. Life lived in unending stasis. Then the unthinkable happens: two souls - Auguste and Celeste - rebel. And from the fruit of their rebellion comes a new and powerful force which will take charge of the ship's destiny. Journey into Space is science fiction at its most classic and beguiling: timeless, vast in scope and daring in execution."