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Following the trend of dystopian novels, Genesis will appeal to readers of sci-fi and books like Robopocalypse, Blood Red Road, and the classic 1984. It's the year 2075. The island Republic has emerged from a ruined world. Its citizens are safe but not free. They live in complete isolation from the outside world. Approaching planes are gunned down, refugees shot on sight. Until a man named Adam Forde rescues a girl from the sea. Anaximander, a young Academy student, is put through a gruelling exam. Her special subject: the life of Adam Forde, her long-dead hero. What secrets has she discovered and what is her own surprising link to Adam? She is forced to confront the horrifying truth about her totalitarian world. " " Genesis""is a thriller that asks the big questions: "What is it to be human? What makes a soul?"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 136 x 218 x 14mm | 240.4g
  • Salamandra
  • United States
  • English, Spanish
  • New edition
  • 8498382165
  • 9788498382167
  • 1,940,050

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"A taut, thrilling, thought-provoking dystopia. . . . Beautifully written, with an eye-popping conclusion." "--Maclean's" " " "A rich and intelligent examination of one way our world could potentially go wrong." "--Winnipeg Free Press" " " "If you have an appreciation for argument -- articulate, cogent, Socratic argument -- Beckett's apt dialogue . . . promises and delivers excellent and thorough debate. . . . The story has a surprising, well-paced plot with a challenging theatre of ideas." "--Globe and Mail" "Strikingly original." --"Magpies " "Anaximander is a brilliant creation, one of the great characters of YA fiction." --"New Zealand Books" "From the Hardcover edition."show more

About Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett is one of New Zealand's most outstanding writers, and has won many awards in the course of his career. Genesis is his eighth novel, and originated during a year Beckett spent studying DNA at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Evolution on a Royal Society Fellowship. Bernard Beckett lives in New Zealand. "From the Hardcover edition."show more

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4 35% (3,135)
3 22% (1,970)
2 7% (643)
1 4% (324)
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