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Dark Ararat (Emortality #5)

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Dark Ararat is the fifth novel in an overarching masterpiece. It extends into interstellar space Brian Stableford's ambitious ongoing future history series begun in Inherit the Earth and continued in The Architects of Emortality, The Fountains of Youth, and The Cassandra Complex.

Hundreds of years in our future, humanity is expanding out into the galaxy in gigantic colony
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 5th 2003 by Tor Books (first published 2002)
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Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in November 2003.

Like its predecessor, The Cassandra Complex, Dark Ararat fills in something of a gap in Stableford's future history, lying between Inherit the Earth and Architects of Emortality. Each of the novels in the series (except the last, which I have yet to read) is a self-contained look at some aspects of the quest to bring immortality to the human race. Despite being part of this series, Dark Ararat is more tangential to this quest, and actually ma
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Christopher McKitterick
Because several readers said positive things about the book, I read it all the way through even though I could not care for any of the characters. I assumed that my not having read all of the previous books put me at a disadvantage, because presumably they did something earlier which made readers care about them. Our protagonist, for example, does nothing significant but spill some food for 3/4 of the novel. This very much colored (a shade of purple, I'm sure ) my feeling about the story, but I ...more
David Given
The generation ship Hope arrives in orbit around the planet Ararat (or possibly Tyre) with its cargo of deep-frozen humans; the last generation of humans doomed to die of old age. As conflicts intensify between the crew and the cargo, TV scientist and prophet Matthew Fleury has to solve three puzzles: who murdered his predecessor, how to resolve the issues between the various factions before they destroy the nascent colony, and the deep biological secret that drives all life on the planet.

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Other Books in the Series

Emortality (6 books)
  • The Cassandra Complex (Emortality, #1)
  • Inherit the Earth (Emortality, #2)
  • The Fountains of Youth (Emortality, #3)
  • Architects of Emortality (Emortality, #4)
  • The Omega Expedition (Emortality, #6)
The Empire of Fear The Halcyon Drift (Hooded Swan, #1) Inherit the Earth (Emortality, #2) The Werewolves of London (David Lydyard, #1) Architects of Emortality (Emortality, #4)

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