Here is one of our favorites from last year, recently released in paperback.

Set in a futuristic, post-Apocalyptic society founded on the principles of Plato’s Republic, Bernard Beckett’s GENESIS (Houghton Mifflin, $20) is a novel of ideas and an intense page-turner.  Anaximander faces a life challenge as she presses for admission into the Academy. The questions she must answer, however, pale in comparison to those the reader must face: Should a founding ideology—even one that has kept society safe for generations—be retained at the expense of humanity? What does it mean to be human?  –Sylvan Bongi

If you liked Genesis, listen to this interview with the author from the BBC World Service.


~ by Dana on August 20, 2010.

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