Description - The Dreams of the Chosen by Brian Caswell
From award-winning author Brian Caswell comes the long-awaited conclusion to the Deucalion sequence, which was first published in 1995 to much acclaim. Across light years of space millions of settlers have come to the planet Deucalion to escape their past and build their future. Deucalion is a source of great wealth, and a chance for a new beginning. But what does this mean for the people who live there and for the people who continue their story in the new book The Dreams of the Chosen? Can they survive? The Dreams of the Chosen is the much-anticipated conclusion to the series, which started with Deucalion and was followed by the popular sequel, The View from Ararat. Brian Caswell takes you on an excursion into future-history, merging fact with fantasy in a gripping read for young adults and lovers of speculative fiction that will leave you wanting to start the series all over again!
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(200mm x 131mm x 28mm)
University of Queensland Press
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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Author Biography - Brian Caswell
Brian Caswell spent his very early years in the mountains of Wales moving to England for seven years before emigrating with his family to Australia at the age of twelve. He remembers his mother writing and reading stories to the family, and of being immersed in books from an early age. He thinks he is the only kid to have a letter sent home to his parents asking them to stop him reading. Equally central to his life as reading is his love of music. Beginning at the age of ten he had a successful career as a singer and writer of songs - one of his songs made the top 40. In the late 70's he moved out of the music industry. Brian started teaching in 1976. Of his years as a teacher he says-'I loved teaching; for twelve or fourteen years I loved it. But when I stopped loving it, I stopped loving it totally.' Teaching English was, in a roundabout way, what got Brian into writing. Around the mid-eighties he found that many of the books set for classroom study were no longer making any impression on students. So he thought he would write one himself. He admits his first book wasn't at all good - but it was good enought for Barbara Ker Wilson, the editor for young adult fiction at the University of Queensland Press to spend time with him pointing out what worked and what didn't. As an author on the shortlist in 1989, Brian found himself invited to schools to talk to kids about hi