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Bernard Beckett

  • awardWinner, Prix Sorcières, France, 2010
  • awardWinner, Esther Glen Award, New Zealand, 2007
  • awardWinner, NZ Post Book Awards, New Zealand, 2007
  • awardShortlisted, Silver Inky, 2008
  • In 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.

    is a thriller that asks the big questions. What is it to be human? What makes a soul?

    Bernard Beckett
    About the Author

    Bernard Beckett is the author of ten books, and has won many awards. In 2006 Bernard was awarded a fellowship for a project examining DNA mutations. This new direction in his life led to the publication of the sophisticated sci-fi novel Genesis, which has since been published in over twenty countries and was the winner of the 2010 Prix...

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    31 January 2011
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    the future, artificial intelligence, human identity, philosophy
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