In the second book of the Galax-Arena duology, the children try to put their lives back together as they uncover the deeper secrets of Project Genesis Five. The long-awaited sequel to the Galax-Arena, the dark, uncompromising thriller and a cult classic.
In a post-nuclear, formerly United States, the one city that managed to keep functioning—by isolating itself—is about to re-join the rest of the country. Not everyone agrees with the plan, sparking a deadly spate of crimes.
In today’s world, where border closures and lockdowns rapidly became normal, Sean Williams’s award-winning debut novel Metal Fatigue has taken on a new currency.
First published in 1996, Metal Fatigue won Best Novel in the Science Fiction Division of the Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction and was shortlisted in the Ditmar Awards.
Sean Williams has been described by Aurealis Magazine as ‘without doubt the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age’. He writes fantasy and science fiction and has co-authored Star Wars novelisations with Shane Dix and the EX series with Garth Nix. For more information visit his website at seanwilliams.com.
Before The Hunger Games—even before Battle Royale—there was the Galax-Arena, where children are pitted against each other for the benefit of a shadowy audience that feeds on their fear. A Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book for Older Readers, Galax-Arena is a dark, uncompromising thriller and a cult classic.
A challenging, mesmerising young adult novel that brings role-playing dice games, the nuclear nightmare, a phantom graffiti artist and a curious alien anthropologist together in a remote beachside town. A Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers, Beyond the Labyrinth is a devastating exploration of chance, fate, and love.