Earthseed

Seed Trilogy (Volume 1 of 3)

Pamela Sargent

Tor Teen

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Ship hurtles through space. Deep within its core, it carries the seed of humankind. Launched by the people of a dying Earth over a century ago, its mission is to find a habitable world for the children—fifteen-year-old Zoheret and her shipmates—whom it has created from its genetic banks.
 
To Zoheret and her shipmates, Ship has been mother, father, and loving teacher, preparing them for their biggest challenge: to survive on their own, on an uninhabited planet, without Ship’s protection. Now that day is almost upon them...but are they ready to leave Ship? Ship devises a test. And suddenly, instincts that have been latent for over a hundred years take over. Zoheret watches as friends become strangers—and enemies. Can Zoheret and her companions overcome the biggest obstacle to the survival of the human race—themselves?

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Manuel suddenly climbed onto a table near the front of the room and held up his arms. He waited until the room was still, then spoke. “We’ll all be going to the Hollow soon to live. That’s what I want to talk to you about.
     “We have to learn how to live by ourselves,” Manuel went on. “So I think Ship should shut down its sensors while we’re there. We’re getting too dependent on Ship. We always expect it to be there, and it keeps us from thinking for ourselves.”
         Zoheret looked down.

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Praise for EARTHSEED:
 
* ALA Best Books for Young Adults selection, 1983
* Booklist Young Adult Reviewer's Choice selection, 1983
* NYPL Books for the Teen Age selection, 1984
 
* “A melding of the psychological and the high adventure story, this gripping, emotion-evoking narrative is the first young adult novel by the author of Watchstar and other adult science fiction.”—Starred review, Booklist on Earthseed
 
* “The story is thought-provoking and full of odd surprises.”—School Library Journal on Earthseed
 
* “This fascinating novel is very reminiscent of the better Heinlein juveniles (particularly Tunnel in the Sky)...a very impressive novel....should not be overlooked.”—SF Chronicle on Earthseed

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Pamela Sargent

Pamela Sargent is the author of many highly praised novels for young adults and adults, including Earthseed, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. She lives with writer George Zebrowski in upstate New York.

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Earthseed
Pamela Sargent

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
January 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429994729
ISBN10: 142999472X
Young Adult Fiction304 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$7.12

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
February 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765332158
ISBN10: 0765332159
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 13 to 17
Grade Range: 8 to 12
$9.99
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