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Human Rites Trilogy

“With its sobering blend of frighteningly well researched catastrophic environmental change, triggering immense global socio-political upheaval, Ian Irvine’s Human Rites trilogy is the most important work of Australian science fiction yet published in this country.” Rob Jan, Sci-Fi Radio Zero-G.

 

Third edition, fully revised and updated in 2015, of the acclaimed thriller trilogy set in a world undergoing catastrophic climate change.

  1. The Last Albatross
  2. Terminator Gene
  3. The Life Lottery
WHEN THE ICE MELTS, THE EARTH WILL BURN

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Hercus Barges, a middle-aged failure embittered about ruinous climate change, is planning the ultimate crime: the destruction of western civilisation. And he knows just how to do it. Hercus attempts to blackmail his old friend Ryn Hardey into helping him, for they share a terrible secret from their student days.

Ryn can’t stop Hercus without implicating himself, but Hercus won’t take no for an answer. And Ryn has another urgent problem. His research on Antarctic ice sheet melting is showing alarming results and he can’t work out why.

Then Hercus’ secret gets out, and it’s worth a fortune to a doomsday ecological cult. Soon Ryn and his partner Jemma are on the run from ruthless eco-terrorists and professional hitmen. As Ryn struggles to work out what will happen when the ice melts, Jemma tries to uncover Hercus’ catastrophic plan – before it’s too late.

REVIEWS

“The action-packed plot of doomsday cults and planetary collapse isn’t far from the truth.” The Times (London).

“A chilling suspense story set against a backdrop of 21st Century environmental depletion and cultural degeneration. Portrays a frighteningly plausible future.” US Library Journal.

“A well-crafted near-future eco-thriller.” Roland Green, US Booklist.

Listed in The Australian’s Best of Summer Reading, 2000.

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IN A DROWNING WORLD, WHO WILL STAY AFLOAT?

 

In a world ruined by global warming, paranoid governments will do anything to crush dissent. Irith Hardey, a young gene researcher, is thrown onto the streets and, with nothing but the clothes on her back, fights to survive in a predatory world.

Caught up a battle between Security and a cabal of rebels, Irith has no choice but to help the rebels’ assault on a secret data centre deep below London. They steal files containing the code for a deadly terminator virus, but no one can decipher it.

The group is hunted all the way to New Orleans, slowly drowning under the rising sea, to destroy the laboratory where the virus is being made. As the hurricane of the century bears down on the sinking city, Irith struggles to crack the secret of the virus before it wipes out all humanity.

REVIEWS

“The action-packed plot of doomsday cults and planetary collapse isn’t far from the truth.” The Times (London).

“A chilling suspense story set against a backdrop of 21st Century environmental depletion and cultural degeneration. Portrays a frighteningly plausible future.” US Library Journal.

“Ian Irvine is a great storyteller.” Australian Bookseller and Publisher.

Shortlisted for the 2003 Aurealis Award.

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ONE HUNDRED DAYS TO SAVE THE WORLD

 

Half a billion climate refugees are flooding into the West, the global depression is worsening and democracies are being crushed by the neo-fascist Yellow Armbands. In a desperate attempt to avert catastrophe, the Great Powers embark on the most monumental gamble of all time.

Climate scientist Irith Hardey is sure they’ve got it wrong – the US President’s pet scheme isn’t going to save the planet, but ruin it. Searching for the awful truth behind the Hundred Days project, she is hunted from blizzard-struck London to the Scottish Highlands and across the wild North Sea.

In a USA terrorised by gun-toting militias trying to bring down the President, Irith confronts the worst nightmare any 21st century woman can face, as she struggles to uncover the ghastly secret of the Life Lottery before the hundred days are up.

REVIEWS

‘Irvine surpasses himself in his intricate portrayal of the impacts of climate change on people and the planet … impossible to put down.’ Sydney Morning Herald.

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PREVIOUS PUBLICATION DETAILS

2nd Edition, trade paperback by Simon & Schuster Australia (revised and updated).

  1. The Last Albatross (September 2008)
  2. Terminator Gene (September 2009)
  3. The Life Lottery (March 2010)

Original editions by Simon & Schuster Australia.

  1. The Last Albatross (November 2000) (trade paperback), December 2001 (paperback)
  2. Terminator Gene (2003)
  3. The Life Lottery (August 2004)

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