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A debut novel about a young man who is suddenly startled awake — with no memory — and someone is trying to kill him.

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"Idlewild nips along quite nicely....Sagan may have more imagination than he knows what to do with — a wonderful thing in a new author." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

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"The tension is palpable from the first page....In his first novel, the son of Carl Sagan captures perfectly the voice and actions of a rebellious, extremely intelligent teenager." Sally Estes, Booklist

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"[P]lods through terrain all too familiar to SF readers....Sagan may not be the next Philip K. Dick or William Gibson, but he shows enough talent here to suggest he can improve on pacing in the promised sequel." Publishers Weekly

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"Sagan's novel lacks...richness and depth, occasionally reading more like a drawn-out short story rather than a novel. Still, disregarding publicity hype, it is a fine debut by a writer with potential to grow..." Library Journal

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"A genuine page-turner. Absolutely fun, like a roller-coaster ride of fusion fiction: starts out like Amber meets The Matrix, and as it goes on, it turns into several something elses....Gripping...the kind of book you simply don't want to stop reading." Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of American Gods

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"The essential read for the Matrix generation — download now! Sagan has a ferocious imagination; I caught echoes of Gibson, Egan, Stephenson. A great read!" Stephen Baxter

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A young man is suddenly startled awake to find he has no memory--and someone is trying to kill him. "A genuine page turner . . . like a roller-coaster ride of fusion fiction."--Neil Gaiman ("The Sandman").

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"A genuine page turner...like a roller-coaster ride of fusion fiction." (Neil Gaiman)

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A young man is suddenly startled awake. He has no memory. He knows only one thing for certain: Someone is trying to kill him.

Unsure of whom to trust, he is reacquainted with eight companions-trainees of an enigmatic figure known as Maestro. As he attempts to unearth his past and outwit an unseen enemy, skills he never knew he had come into play. And it soon becomes clear that there is far more than his life at stake...

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Nick Sagan has been a screenwriter for ten years. Idlewild is his first novel. The son of astronomer and novelist Carl Sagan, he lives in Ithaca, New York.

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amber anthenien, January 27, 2009 (view all comments by amber anthenien)
Awesome book, great balance between reality and fantasy. I loved the characters and entire storyline. Will definately follow this writer, enormous potential.
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ISBN:
9780451212061
Author:
Sagan, Nick
Publisher:
NAL Trade
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Virtual Reality
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Science / General
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Mass Market
Publication Date:
20040706
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Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
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English
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304
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7.98x5.26x.69 in. .56 lbs.
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Product details 304 pages New American Library - English 9780451212061 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Idlewild nips along quite nicely....Sagan may have more imagination than he knows what to do with — a wonderful thing in a new author."
"Review" by , "The tension is palpable from the first page....In his first novel, the son of Carl Sagan captures perfectly the voice and actions of a rebellious, extremely intelligent teenager."
"Review" by , "[P]lods through terrain all too familiar to SF readers....Sagan may not be the next Philip K. Dick or William Gibson, but he shows enough talent here to suggest he can improve on pacing in the promised sequel."
"Review" by , "Sagan's novel lacks...richness and depth, occasionally reading more like a drawn-out short story rather than a novel. Still, disregarding publicity hype, it is a fine debut by a writer with potential to grow..."
"Review" by , "A genuine page-turner. Absolutely fun, like a roller-coaster ride of fusion fiction: starts out like Amber meets The Matrix, and as it goes on, it turns into several something elses....Gripping...the kind of book you simply don't want to stop reading."
"Review" by , "The essential read for the Matrix generation — download now! Sagan has a ferocious imagination; I caught echoes of Gibson, Egan, Stephenson. A great read!"
"Synopsis" by , A young man is suddenly startled awake to find he has no memory--and someone is trying to kill him. "A genuine page turner . . . like a roller-coaster ride of fusion fiction."--Neil Gaiman ("The Sandman").
"Synopsis" by , "A genuine page turner...like a roller-coaster ride of fusion fiction." (Neil Gaiman)
"Synopsis" by , A young man is suddenly startled awake. He has no memory. He knows only one thing for certain: Someone is trying to kill him.

Unsure of whom to trust, he is reacquainted with eight companions-trainees of an enigmatic figure known as Maestro. As he attempts to unearth his past and outwit an unseen enemy, skills he never knew he had come into play. And it soon becomes clear that there is far more than his life at stake...

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