After Earth by Peter David PDF

By Peter David

ISBN-10: 0345543203

ISBN-13: 9780345543202

Event the titanic tapestry of After Earth in a novelization in contrast to the other: A thousand-year saga that includes unique content material from the brain of Peter David, the veteran sci-fi writer who helped boost the richly imagined universe. this is often the full, never-before-seen chronicle of the intense relatives that's been around the universe and back--from humanity's final days on the earth in the course of the occasions of the epic film!

Raige runs within the family

General Cypher Raige of the United Ranger Corps is just the most recent in a protracted line of heroes. For 1000 years, ever because the globe was once engulfed by way of environmental apocalypse, the Raiges were instrumental in humanity's survival. They led the best way because the survivors deserted Earth, settled an uninhabitable planet known as Nova leading, withstood an onslaught from a mysterious alien strength, and carved out a brand new domestic within the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

Now Cypher has back to his kinfolk after a longer journey of responsibility. For his thirteen-year-old son, Kitai, tagging together with his recognized father is the journey of a lifetime--and an opportunity to salvage their courting. but if an asteroid collides with their craft, they make a crash touchdown that leaves Cypher seriously--perhaps fatally--wounded.

Kitai Raige has regularly desired to turn out that he has what it takes to reside as much as his illustrious identify. Now, all too quickly, he will get his likelihood. along with his father's lifestyles at the line, Kitai needs to enterprise out into the unusual, adverse terrain of a brand new international that turns out eerily known: Earth.

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Maybe she'd given one of them a bum steer, and this was payback time. "I'll just go up and have a quick look," I said, and took our cups to the sink. "You be careful, August," she told me. To my immense surprise, she reached down and held out an old cricket bat that had been leaning against one table leg on her side. "Take this. " Then she insisted on a final cup of cocoa for both of us, so I rolled my eyes to heaven and gave in. I packed Great-aunt Tansy off to bed early in her slightly sour old-lady-scented ground-floor bedroom at the front of the house, and went upstairs.

She twinkled at me naughtily. " I shrugged, led her to the kitchen. Good grief, I'd fallen from some sort of creepy thriller into a Jane Austen novel. But no, Tansy had long been an aficionado of faiths. Last time I was here, she'd been attending a Theosophical revival temple of some sort, the Annie Besant Occult Chemistry Fellowship. I settled Mrs. Abbott with a cup of tea, went back and collected the spoiled breakfast from outside Tansy's door, nibbling at the bacon like an anxious raccoon.

I learned to round up a few thousand head of cattle at a time from the back of a bounding Suzuki bike, 800 ccs and lean as a greyhound. On a blazing 41-degree-Celsius Summer Day (which in Chicago was Winter Day, or would be in a few hours' time when December 33 was done), I ate ritual damper and rum cake with the other jackaroos and two hotly pursued jillaroos, drinking Bundy rum and Coke and singing western laments. American West, that is. Nothing is more unnerving than hearing three black aboriginal stockmen whose ancestors had dwelled in that part of the country for upward of 50,000 years singing "The Streets of Laredo" in totally unself-conscious American hillbilly accents.

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