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The Terranauts

by T.C. Boyle

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The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle
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    Oct 2016, 528 pages
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    Oct 2017, 528 pages

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In a science experiment in the middle of the desert, participants engage in the everyday business of survival.

In an increasingly noisy and fractious world, the idea of "getting away from it all" holds undeniable appeal. Who among us, while grinding through our daily traffic-choked commutes, navigating crowded shopping malls, and trying to digest the non-stop blare of 24-hour alarmist media blather hasn't fantasized about just disappearing for a while? Those who harbor such thoughts should read The Terranauts, T.C. Boyle's latest novel about the apparent paradise of a world cut off from the tumult of our own.

Readers who were paying attention in the early 1990s to science and technology will likely recognize the separate, secluded setting of the novel as "Biosphere 2," a real-life experiment comprised of interconnected domes built in the Arizona desert with the aim of creating a self-sustaining world, a model of sorts for future human habitation (see 'Beyond the Book'). The widely ...

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