The Eden Project
By DP Fitzsimmons
There are seven doctors and engineers left to tend and teach the one hundred and seventeen laboratory created human children of the Eden project. The C-1 virus has decimated planet Earth’s human population turning all those infected into a cross between the creatures of I Am Legend and the reevers (cannibalistic zombies of the Firefly series). There are enclaves of survivors scattered and dwindling while these children grow into the task of manning generation colonization ships.
This is a well conceived and written work. The children viewpoint in the story takes you into the emotions of teens that have been told from the longest they can remember who they were intended to mate with when the time came. The doctors and engineer struggle with the concept that they have already sacrificed themselves trying to keep the children and the project first. No more spoilers.
I enjoyed this story enough to get the sequel. Some editing fumbles and too much angst have forced me to grade it down a bit. Awarding four out of five units of book reading pleasure.