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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 eleven books, most of them for young adults. He has won numerous awardsincluding the 2010Prix Sorcières, the Esther Glen Award from the NZ Librarian’s Association and theNZ PostBook Award for his novelGenesis.The Tunnel of Dreamsis his first middle-grade novel.Bernard lives with his family in Wellington, New...

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