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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.”

- Booktopia


“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,”

- Wordery


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

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