I got the novel 'a distant eden' yesterday. I picked it up at about 8pm and finished it around midnight. It was an easy read, and a good story. I don't think it was anywhere near the one second after or alas babalyon but I highly recommend it. There's lots of survival tips to learn from it. My only complaint is now I need to find another book as this was too quickly gone thru.Just downloaded it to my Kindle. I'll let you know later ( who-knows how much later...) when I've read it. 'One Second After' was/is a terrific read! Ranks right up there with 'Lights Out', 'Pulling Through', 'Alas Babylon' and the 'Last Light' series.....along with several others. Oddly, 'One Year After' did not hold my interest very well.