Across the Universe by Beth Revis

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GODSPEED, UNITED STATES, EARTH
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In Across the Universe, Godspeed is a vast spaceship, the size of a small country. The lives of its passengers are severely regulated. And people are divided into three categories--Feeders, Shippers, and Keepers--represented by the three levels of the ship.

Great Room

Eldest's Quarters

Elder's Quarters

Learning Center

  1. Great Room

    Great Room

    Originally designed to house navigational information, the Great Room is the largest room in the Keeper Level, large enough to contain the ship’s population if the area was needed as a meeting room. The hatch connecting the Shipper Level to the Keeper Level is located here. Emergency lockdown controls are located beside the hatch.

  2. Eldest's Quarters

    Great Room Great Room
  3. Elder's Quarters

    Great Room

    This area is the private quarters of Elder, the apprentice to the Eldest of the ship. The Eldest rules the ship, providing peace, guidance, and justice to the rest of the crew.

  4. Learning Center

    Great Room

    The Elder is trained by the current Eldest in the Learning Center, an area set aside with instructional materials and space to work. The grav tube connecting the Keeper Level to the Feeder Level is located here.

Bridge

Engine Room

Research Labs

  1. Bridge

    Great Room

    The nav Shippers of the highest rank have access to the Bridge. When Godspeed lands, the nav Shippers, who are trained generation after generation for this event, will land the ship on the new planet, Centauri-Earth.

  2. Engine Room

    Great Room

    The mission of Godspeed is not merely to arrive on a new planet, but to develop new skills and inventions during the centuries-long journey as well. To that end, research areas are set up in the Shipper level. Focus is on meteorology, agriculture, medical science, physics, genetics, nuclear physics, etc.

  3. Research Labs

    Great Room

    The mission of Godspeed is not merely to arrive on a new planet, but to develop new skills and inventions during the centuries-long journey as well. To that end, research areas are set up in the Shipper level. Focus is on meteorology, agriculture, medical science, physics, genetics, nuclear physics, etc.

The City

Produce Greenhouses

Solar Lamp

The Farm

Medical Center

Recorder Hall

Storage

  1. The City

    Great Room

    Most of the crew lives in the City, a collection of trailer-sized containers used for residences and workspaces. The City is sectioned into districts, depending on the work required: butchers and meat packagers live in the Meat District; spinners, weavers, and sewers live in the Cloth District; food preparers and preservers live in the Produce District, etc. Shippers live in the Shipper District, but take the grav tube to the Shipper Level to work.

  2. Produce Greenhouse

    Great Room

    Closest to the City, this section of the ship is used for growing crops, including vegetables, soy, and grain. Crop growth is enhanced with special organic fertilizer. Some crops, such as soy, have been genetically modified to produce quicker and of higher nutritional value. Pollination is done through both artificial and natural means using scientific procedures and a carefully maintained population of honeybees.

  3. Solar Lamp

    Great Room

    An inertial confinement fusion container providing both light and heat to the Feeder Level.

  4. Livestock

    Great Room

    Specific breeds of livestock were carefully selected for production on Godspeed. Smaller animals, such as rabbits and poultry, were genetically modified to be larger in order to provide more meat and protein for consumption. Larger animals, such as cattle, were modified to be smaller, but also have a quicker reproduction cycle.

  5. Medical Center

    Great Room

    The Hospital is one of the original structures built with the ship. Four stories high, the Hospital provides excellent health care to all residents of the ship. First floor: lobby and emergency care. Second floor: obstetrics and gynecology. Third floor: mental ward, providing health care and residence to the mentally unstable. Fourth floor: elderly care. Behind the Hospital is a garden featuring a pond and a statue of the first Eldest.

  6. Recorder Hall

    Great Room

    The Recorder Hall contains all records of the ship and selected records of Sol-Earth’s history. A model of Sol-Earth and Centauri-Earth are displayed in the entryway, as well as a reproduction of Godspeed. The Recorder Hall also preserves documentation of new inventions on ship, records of agricultural and scientific theories developed on ship, and samples of art, music, and other creative contributions of the crew.

  7. Storage

    Great Room
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Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed. She expects to wake up on a new planet, 300 years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, Amy's cryo chamber is unplugged, and she is nearly killed.

Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader, and Elder, his rebellious and brilliant teenage heir.

Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she? All she knows is that she must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

Look for the sequel, A MILLION SUNS, on sale now.

Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed. She expects to wake up on a new planet, 300 years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, Amy's cryo chamber is unplugged, and she is nearly killed.

Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader, and Elder, his rebellious and brilliant teenage heir.

Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she? All she knows is that she must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

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Godspeed was fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.


It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.

In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

ON SALE NOW!

Godspeed was fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.


It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.

In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

ON SALE NOW!

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh—to build a home—on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.

But this new Earth isn't the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed's former passengers aren't alone on this planet. And if they're going to stay, they'll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed—friends, family, life on Earth—will have been for nothing.

FUELED BY LIES.
RULED BY CHAOS.
ALMOST HOME.

Coming January 15, 2013!

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh—to build a home—on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.

But this new Earth isn't the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed's former passengers aren't alone on this planet. And if they're going to stay, they'll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed—friends, family, life on Earth—will have been for nothing.

FUELED BY LIES.
RULED BY CHAOS.
ALMOST HOME.

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Book Reviews

  1. "Revis' extraordinary setting is credible and palpably claustrophobic…Wherever the series goes from here, this opener leaves an indelible imprint."

    - KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

  2. "Cunningly executed thriller...a compulsively readable crowd-pleaser."

    – BOOKLIST

  1. "The second in Revis' Across the Universe trilogy is as twisty as the first! Can't wait for the third, to find out how it all ends."

    - ROMANTIC TIMES

  2. "...a crackerjack read, with two game-changing surprises that will effectively drop jaws. Revis just might make straight-up sci-fi cool again."

    – BOOKLIST

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Author Biography

Beth Revis's debut novel, Across the Universe, is coming from Razorbill/Penguin in Spring 2011. A former high-school English teacher, Beth can’t help but blog about writing, grammar, and publishing at Writing it Out. She is the founder of the new popular dystopian blog, the League of Extraordinary Writers and blows off steam by trying to come up with something witty in 140 characters or less, lusting after books on GoodReads, or wasting time on Facebook. Beth is represented by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

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Breathless Reads Tour

Breathless Reads 2012 East Coast tour with Beth Revis, Fiona Paul, Morgan Rhodes, Elizabeth Richards and Jessica Spotswood

(Lili Peloquin will also appear at NYC and Boston events)

  1. Sunday, February 10th

    Wellesley Books – time TBD

    82 Central Street

    Wellesley, MA 02482

  2. Monday, February 11th

    Flyleaf Books – 7 p.m.

    752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  3. Tuesday, February 12th

    Fiction Addiction – 6:30 p.m.

    1175 Woods Crossing Road #5

    Greenville, SC 29607

  4. Wednesday, February 13th

    Books & Books – time TBD

    265 Aragon Avenue

    Coral Gables, FL 33134

  5. Thursday, February 14th

    The Booksellers at Laurelwood – time TBD

    387 Perkins Road Extended

    Memphis, TN 38117

  6. Friday, February 15th

    Books of Wonder – 6 p.m.

    18 West 18th Street

    New York, NY

  7. Saturday, February 16th

    RJ Julia Booksellers – time TBD

    768 Boston Post Rd.

    Madison, CT 06443

  8. Sunday, February 17th – 20th

    TORONTO

    Details to come

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Updates

January 15th, 2013

Shades of Earth is on sale now!

SHADES OF EARTH, the third book in the ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Trilogy, is on sale now!

Shades of Earth Book Cover

January 11th, 2012

A MILLION SUNS is on sale now!

A MILLION SUNS, the sequel to ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, is on sale now!

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September 30th, 2011

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is coming to paperback this November.

Check out the new cover.

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January 11th, 2011

The Journey Begins

The day is finally here...Across the Universe by Beth Revis is available NOW at a book store near you! The book has a reversible cover so that you can choose the look that you like best

Purchase now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Indiebound or Penguin. Also available as an audio book, narrated by Lauren Ambrose and Carlos Santos and digitally at the Kindle Bookstore, Apple iBookstore and as a NOOKbook.

Once you have your copy, be sure to snap a photo of yourself with it and enter Beth Revis' big, epic contest going on until January 25, 2011.

January 11th, 2011

Now on Facebook!

If you love Across the Universe, be sure to like the Facebook fan page! Chat with other fans, interact with author Beth Revis, enter contests, write your book review and more.

January 11th, 2011

Beth Revis interviewed on NPR

Across the Universe author, Beth Revis, will appear on NPR/WAMC’s The Roundtable tonight! Don’t miss it.

January 10th, 2011

Ready for lift-off.

Welcome to the official Across the Universe website! You can explore the different levels of the good ship Godspeed and learn more about Amy, Elder, and the world they live in. Be sure to check back often for new features and the latest news about all things ATU.

Calendar

Author Appearances – Breathless Reads Tour

  1. Sunday, February 10th

    Wellesley Books – time TBD

    82 Central Street

    Wellesley, MA 02482

  2. Monday, February 11th

    Flyleaf Books – 7 p.m.

    752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  3. Tuesday, February 12th

    Fiction Addiction – 6:30 p.m.

    1175 Woods Crossing Road #5

    Greenville, SC 29607

  4. Wednesday, February 13th

    Books & Books – time TBD

    265 Aragon Avenue

    Coral Gables, FL 33134

  5. Thursday, February 14th

    The Booksellers at Laurelwood – time TBD

    387 Perkins Road Extended

    Memphis, TN 38117

  6. Friday, February 15th

    Books of Wonder – 6 p.m.

    18 West 18th Street

    New York, NY

  7. Saturday, February 16th

    RJ Julia Booksellers – time TBD

    768 Boston Post Rd.

    Madison, CT 06443

  8. Sunday, February 17th – 20th

    TORONTO

    Details to come

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