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Genesis

by Bernard Beckett

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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This will intrigue and fascinate you from the start. Set in a futuristic utopian society Anax is taking an exam which will decide if she can enter the elite ‘Academy’ and her subject is Adam Forde, her long dead hero. Although set in a futuristic world, eternal philosophical questions arise in the course of the exam making Anax question herself and possibly all she has believed to be the truth about her hero. This is a real page turner and if you don’t read it in one sitting we would be very surprised!

Genesis Synopsis

2041 - First global dust storms, 2050 - First shot in The Last War fired, 2051 - The Great Sea Fence completed; the Republic founded, 2052 - First plague released, and 2077 - The Great War begins. A...Fourteen-year-old Anax thinks she knows her history. She'd better.

She's sat facing three Examiners and her grueling five-hour examination has just begun. If she passes, she'll be admitted into The Academy - the elite institution that runs her utopian society.But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she's been taught isn't the whole story. And that The Academy isn't what she believes it to be.

The reader is about to discover a provocative novel of dazzling ingenuity. Anax's examination leads us into a future where ancient - eternal - philosophical questions have dramatically collided with the march of technology, where just what it means to be human is up for debate, and where the concealed stain of an Original Sin threatens the very existence of her Brave New World.

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ISBN: 9781847249302
Publication date: 27/05/2010
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781847247230
Publication date: 07/05/2009
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847247230
Publication date: 7th May 2009
Author: Bernard Beckett
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett has a degree in Economics, and has taught in the Wellington region for several years. He has published nine novels, and has won many awards for his fiction.In 2006 Bernard was awarded a New Zealand Science, Mathematics and Technology Teacher Fellowship where he worked on a project examining DNA mutations. This new direction led to the publication of Genesis in 2006, which won the Young Adult Category in the 2007 NZ Post Book Awards. In 2008 the book made publishing history when UK publisher Quercus Books offered the largest advance ever put forward for a young adult novel in New Zealand. ...

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