ABOUT THE BOOK
Winner of the Alex Award 2020
NPR Best Book of the Year
Have you ever hoped you could leave everything behind?
Have you ever dreamt of a better world?
Can a dream sustain a lifetime?
A century ago, an astronomer discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star.
She predicted that one day humans would travel there to build a utopia.
Today, ten astronauts are leaving everything behind to find it.
Four are veterans of the 20th century’s space-race.
And six are teenagers who’ve train for this mission most of their lives.
It will take the team 23 years to reach Terra-Two.
Twenty-three years locked in close quarters.
Twenty-three years with no one to rely on but each other.
Twenty-three years with no rescue possible, should something go wrong.
Something always goes wrong.
“There is so much to love here… It’s a poignant, gripping novel of loss and obsession” - SFX magazine
“Oh is excellent at portraying the aching sense of loss on a one-way trio to the stars.” - Guardian
“This novel is a brilliant, beautiful debut.” – Christian Kiefer, author of Phantoms
"Oh is fantastic at writing about growing up — about the fear and the intimacy, the misery and exultation. " - NPR
“this is not the story I was expecting…Temi Oh exposes what it means to be human in a brilliant and brutal way. Her characters are flawed, afraid, arrogant and hopeful – in every way they are real and complex humans.
If you loved The Martian, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet or anything by Ursula K. Le Guin, you must pick this up. Do You Dream of Terra-Two? is wonderfully refreshing and mercilessly confronting.”
“Temi Oh has magnificently laid out the tale of what it takes to launch into space. The emotions are real and palpable”
- Glam Adelaide
“This is an impressive debut novel,”
Why Readers Love this book
"I’m in love with this book"
— Liz Wilkins, Netgalley
“Temi Oh certainly delivers with her first novel"
— Martin Dowden, Netgalley
"This book seemed to take over my life whilst I was reading it - if I wasn't actually reading, I was thinking about it. "
— Clare Riley, Netgalley
“An epic character driven sci-fi... I fell a bit in love
with everyone on board"
— Ailsa Deans, Netgalley
“Do You Dream of Terra-two succeeds both as a great sci-fi story and a brilliant drama"
— Sam Williams, Netgalley