Library Journal Awards Life on Nubis a Starred Review and Sci-Fi Debut of the Month

“Recalling a time when sf placed an emphasis on science and theoretical speculation, Harken’s thoughtful debut should appeal to fans of Ben Bova’s planetary series (Mars; Venus; Jupiter), Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy (Red Mars; Green Mars; Blue Mars), and James Blish’s classic Cities in Flight.”—Library Journal (Starred Review and Science Fiction & Fantasy Debut of the Month, January 2013)

More Praise for Life on Nubis

“Robert Harken’s Life on Nubis is one of the greatest sci-fi books of all time.”—Gene Corman, producer of the EMMY winning A Woman Called Golda which starred Ingrid Bergman.

By 2040, efficient machines displace humans in nearly all tasks. Unable to contribute and too poor to consume, these surplus people succumb to propaganda from Earth’s Emigration Effort and become cargo on interstellar starships launched toward distant solar systems. Aiden Haven, one of the displaced, departs Earth on the eve of parity between human and artificial intelligence. Believing he embarks on an adventure to resuscitate his life, Aiden underestimates the risks of colonizing an inhospitable planet. When his daughter, Sarah, resurrects the future that colonists abandoned on Earth—a future now stalking them—father and daughter must face forces of nature and Earth’s legacy or witness the destruction of their colony’s last refuge.

Rules change; adapt or perish.

Robert Harken's debut novel, Life on Nubis, explores people’s search for fulfillment in a world fractured by technology. Jump into the first chapter of the novel below. The book is now available for order.

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Book Details

Book Format: paperback and ebook (Kindle & Nook/ePub)
Length: 258 pages (approx. 75,000 words)
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Harken Media
Publication Date: January 2013