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Children of the Divide

by: Patrick S. Tomlinson


No matter how far humanity comes, it can’t escape its own worst impulses.

File Under: Science Fiction [ The Last Colony | That’s No Moon | Save Your Child | The Earth is Dead ]

Children of a Dead Earth Book Three



No matter how far humanity comes, it can’t escape its own worst impulses… A new generation comes of age eighteen years after humanity arrived on the colony planet Gaia. Now threats from both within and outside their Trident threaten everything they’ve built. The discovery of an alien installation inside Gaia’s moon, terrorist attacks and the kidnap of a man’s daughter stretch the community to breaking point, but only two men stand a chance of solving all three mysteries before the makeshift planetary government shuts everything down.
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Children of a Dead Earth

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Patrick S Tomlinson is the son of an ex-hippie psychologist and an ex-cowboy electrician. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a menagerie of houseplants in varying levels of health, a Ford Mustang, and a Triumph motorcycle bought specifically to embarrass and infuriate Harley riders. When not writing sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories, Patrick is busy developing his other passion for performing stand-up comedy.

“An absolutely shining example of using SF to hold a mirror up to our own society… one of the most powerful tools of science fiction, and Tomlinson wields it here like both a scalpel and a shotgun.”
Strange Currencies

“Intelligent SF with a heap of action to keep everyone happy, this is the kind of SF that makes you want to adventure and explore, and makes you want to read more.”
Morpheus Tales Reviews

“New mysteries, action and conspiracies – 4 stars.”
Books in Brogan

“I’ve always said Tomlinson wrote imaginative, interesting books that more people should read. I’ll say it again now. This is intelligent science fiction, with interesting thoughts on the broader human condition, wrapped in an absolutely smashing story.”
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews

“An interesting sci-fi novel with analogies to current events, Children of the Divide is intriguing and fun with memorable characters and situations.”
The Bibliotaph

“A thrilling entry in the series. 4.75/5 stars”
The Mad Professah Lectures

“I really enjoyed the 12 hours I spent reading this science fiction novel… I give this novel a 4.5 out of 5.”
John Purvis

Praise for the Children of a Dead Earth series

“There is so much good stuff wrapped inside The Ark: a locked-room murder mystery, bare-knuckle action, and the kind of hard-boiled science fiction that will make your brain pop. Climb aboard…”
– Adam Rakunas, author of Windswept

“This is the story I wish I had written. Generation ship. Detective story. Tomlinson takes such discordant elements and weaves them into a fascinating story: a Manet painting, advanced probes, exoplanet imaging, and more. I’m hoping that this is the start of a new subgenre: detectives in space!”
– J Daniel Batt, author of Young Gods: A Door Into Darkness

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