Dark Is the Sun

By Philip José Farmer
Read by Rebecca Rogers

14.42 Hours 12/08/2009 unabridged
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Fifteen billion years from now, Earth is a dying planet, its skies darkened by the ashes of burned-out galaxies and its molten core long cooled. The sunless planet is nearing the day of final gravitational collapse in the surrounding galaxy. Mutations and evolution have led to a great disparity of life-forms, while civilization has resorted to the primitive. Young Deyv of the Turtle Tribe knew nothing of his world’s history or its fate. He lived only to track down the wretched Yawtl who had stolen his precious Soul Egg. Joined by other victims of the same thief—the feisty Vana and the plant-man Sloosh—he sets off across a nightmare landscape of monster-haunted jungle and wetland. Their search leads them ultimately to the jeweled wasteland of the Shemibob, an ageless being from another star who knows Earth’s end is near and holds the only key to escape.

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Summary

Summary

Fifteen billion years from now, Earth is a dying planet, its skies darkened by the ashes of burned-out galaxies and its molten core long cooled. The sunless planet is nearing the day of final gravitational collapse in the surrounding galaxy. Mutations and evolution have led to a great disparity of life-forms, while civilization has resorted to the primitive.

Young Deyv of the Turtle Tribe knew nothing of his world’s history or its fate. He lived only to track down the wretched Yawtl who had stolen his precious Soul Egg. Joined by other victims of the same thief—the feisty Vana and the plant-man Sloosh—he sets off across a nightmare landscape of monster-haunted jungle and wetland. Their search leads them ultimately to the jeweled wasteland of the Shemibob, an ageless being from another star who knows Earth’s end is near and holds the only key to escape.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Farmer’s unflagging energy guarantees some diversion for everyone.” Publishers Weekly
“Farmer’s brilliant imagination and narrative skill hold the reader’s attention…Recommended.” Library Journal  
“A big episodic quest-novel [with] enough pizzazz to carry one and all along.” Kirkus Reviews
“The story proceeds briskly, with fresh inventions on every page, while the characters’ original quest grows increasingly complex. The particularly exotic settings and earthlike flora and fauna lend an atmospheric touch.” Fantasy and Science Fiction
“Farmer is as inventive as ever, and it is a joy to sit down with a book which is this much fun…Highly recommended.” Science Fiction Collector  

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Author Bio: Philip José Farmer

Philip Jose Farmer (1918–2009) was an American science fiction author, the winner of three Hugo Awards, and is best known for his Riverworld series.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 14.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English