Planetfall Cover


By Emma Newman

Roc, Paperback, 9780425282397, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

From Emma Newman, the award-nominated author of "Between Two Thorns," comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity's future might be its undoing
Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi's vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown.
More than twenty-two years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided, alone. All that time, Ren has worked hard as the colony's 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment, and harboring a devastating secret.
Ren continues to perpetuate the lie forming the foundation of the colony for the good of her fellow colonists, despite the personal cost. Then a stranger appears, far too young to have been part of the first planetfall, a man who bears a remarkable resemblance to Suh-Mi.
The truth Ren has concealed since planetfall can no longer be hidden. And its revelation might tear the colony apart

About the Author
Emma Newman was born in a tiny coastal village in Cornwall during one of the hottest summers on record. Four years later she started to write stories and never stopped until she penned a short story that secured her a place at Oxford University to read Experimental Psychology. In 2011 Emma embarked on an ambitious project to write and distribute one short story per week all of them set in her"Split Worlds"milieu completely free to her mailing list subscribers. A debut short-story collection, "From Dark Places", was published in 2011 and her debut post-apocalyptic novel for young adults, "20 Years Later", was published just"one"year later presumably Emma didn t want to wait another nineteen Emma is also a professional audiobook narrator. She now lives in Somerset with her husband, son, and far too many books.