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  • Published: 23 May 2008
  • ISBN: 9781877460180
  • Imprint: Longacre Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $23.00

Genesis



'Anaximander is a brilliant creation, one of the great characters of YA fiction.' - New Zealand Books

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

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 one man, 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?

  • Published: 23 May 2008
  • ISBN: 9781877460180
  • Imprint: Longacre Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $23.00

About the author

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett was awarded a Royal Society Fellowship for Teachers of Maths, Science and Technology in 2005, during which he worked at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Evolution. That year, he found himself looking for a way to combine his passions for science, philosophy and storytelling. Falling for Science is his first non-fiction book. He’s written several novels, won many awards for his fiction. His lnovel Genesis was also written as a result of his time at the Allan Wilson Centre. This ‘otherworldly’ sci-fi thriller was winner of the Young Adult Fiction category in the NZ Post 2007 Book Awards.
His other books are No Alarms, Malcolm and Juliet, Jolt,Deep Fried, Home Boys and Acid Song.

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Awards & recognition

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction Award

Awarded  •  2007  •  Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction

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