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Children of the Divide

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

File Under: Science Fiction

Children of a Dead Earth Book Three


Publishing on 01 Aug 2017
SKU: AR9780857666833
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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.


Children of a Dead Earth


Children of the Divide


Patrick S. Tomlinson



Publication date

01 Aug 2017

Cover Art Lee Gibbons

1st August 2017 9780857666833 | Epub & Mobi | RRP £5.49 / US$6.99 / CAN $7.99

US Print

1st August 2017 9780857666826 | Massmarket Paperback | RRP US$7.99 / CAN$10.99

UK Print

3rd August 2017 | Paperback | RRP £8.99

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“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

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.

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