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              Books by Bernard Beckett

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              The Tunnel of Dreams
               

              The Tunnel of Dreams (Paperback)

              By Beckett, Bernard

              • RRP: $21.00
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              A hidden world, mysterious villains, two sets of twins and one epic competition set the scene for this magical middle-grade adventure by an award-winning NZ author.

              ISBN 9781922330185
              Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Text Publishing
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              688 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              The Quiet Earth
                

              The Quiet Earth (Paperback)

              By Harrison, Craig; Introduction by Beckett, Bernard

              • RRP: $15.99
              • $11.99
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              'I was sitting bolt upright in bed breathing fast and staring at the wall. The daylight was streaming into the motel room through the slats of the blinds. I seemed to have been awake, and asleep, for ages...' John Hobson, a geneticist, wakes one morning to find his watch stopped ...at 6.12.
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              ISBN 9781922147059
              Published NZ 24 Jul 2013
              Publisher Text Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Text Classics
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              311 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Lullaby
                

              Lullaby (Paperback)

              By Beckett, Bernard

              • RRP: $26.00
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              "Rene's twin brother Theo lies unconscious in hospital after a freak accident left him with massively disrupted brain function. There is hope though. An experimental procedure-risky, scientifically exciting and ethically questionable-could allow him to gain a new life. But what l...ife, and at what cost? Only Rene can give the required consent. And now he must face that difficult decision. But first there is the question of Rene's capacity to make that decision"--Back cover. First person recount.
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              ISBN 9781922182753
              Published NZ 27 May 2015
              Publisher Text Publishing
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Genesis
                

              Genesis (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Beckett, Bernard

              • RRP: $23.00
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              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 grueling 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? Genesis is a thriller that asks the big questions: What is it to be human? What makes a soul?
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              ISBN 9781877460180
              Published NZ 23 May 2008
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Book That Made Me: A Collection of 32 Personal Stories
               

              The Book That Made Me: A Collection of 32 Personal Stories (Paperback)

              Edited by Ridge, Judith; Contributions by Abdel-Fattah, Randa; Beckett, Bernard; Cassidy, Cathy; Castagna, Felicity

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              An anthology of personal stories by popular authors. Includes New Zealand authors Bernard Beckett, Mandy Hager, Rachael Craw, Ted Dawe, and Brigid Lowry.

              ISBN 9781922244888
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2016
              Publisher Walker Books Australia
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Availability
              365 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Jolt
               

              Jolt (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Beckett, Bernard

              • RRP: $18.99
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              'The challenge of the coast to coast was for the whole PE class to get itself from one side of the island to the other in under six days. 'Where to?' 'The bush,' I croaked. 'Hide.' We cut back to the right, down off the track, crashing through the undergrowth and sliding down ste...ep slopes.After a couple of minutes we stumbled to a stop, pressed in close . we waited and listened, the others with their heads bursting with questions, mine spinning with answers I didn't want to believe. Marko surfaces from a drug induced haze to find himself hidden from the world in a psychiatric ward. He Is certain the 'Doctor' means to kill him, but he in turn has vengeful plans of his own. Who are these people and what happened to the others? Who can Marko trust and how much time does he have? Time enough to write it all down, his story of a coast to coast trip and the earthquake which ripped his world apart. A 'top-notch thriller'.
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              ISBN 9781877460296
              Published NZ 20 Mar 2009
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Acid Song
                

              Acid Song (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Beckett, Bernard

              • RRP: $29.99
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              In this addictive, smart, wry yet sad, many-layered, utterly credible novel, Bernard Beckett calls on all his skills as a dramatist and man of ideas. Acid Song is a novel that explores the relationship between ethics and science, yet it's one that makes no sacrifice of action, dr...amatic pace, nor character. It's election day in contemporary New Zealand. From a staffroom argument about a playground fight, to a young father's confrontation with a teenage burglar, to a woman film director's footage of a campus protest, to a skinhead riot in Christchurch, to an hour's dancing at an inner city club: in every context, issues of race, politics and ethics push up viciously against each other. At the core of this simmering twenty-four hours is a piece of scientific research from a wellrespected academic which appears to link IQ to race. Should he have gone public with it? How should he have framed his announcement? What is a scientist's duty to society? Will the knowledge bring any social good? Are the calls of racist a knee-jerk reaction? This is a tightly constructed, clever, darting novel that cuts to and fro between a varied but clearly delineated cast of characters who are linked by chance, career, circumstances. It confronts one of the most controversial contemporary debates in our society head on, and asks some direct, uncomfortable questions.
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              ISBN 9781877460111
              Published NZ 15 Aug 2008
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Malcolm and Juliet

              Malcolm and Juliet (Paperback)

              By Beckett, Bernard

              • RRP: $26.00
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              Malcolm is sixteen. With the mind of a science nerd, the body of a teenager, and an ambition to reconcile the two, he embarks upon his latest research project - sex. Join Malcolm on his journey, as he meets the cast of characters who will take him a little closer to the centre of... life's mystery.
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              ISBN 9781921520327
              Published NZ 4 May 2009
              Publisher Text Publishing
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              248 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Malcolm & Juliet
                

              Malcolm & Juliet (Paperback, New title)

              By Beckett, Bernard

              • RRP: $18.99
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              Malcolm is sixteen. With the mind of a scientist, the body of a teenager, and an ambition to reconcile the two, he embarks upon his latest research project - sex. Join Malcolm in his journey, as he meets the cast of characters who will take him a little closer to the centre of li...fe's mystery. Ages 13+.
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              ISBN 9781877135941
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2004
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Genesis
               

              Genesis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Beckett, Bernard

              • RRP: $28.50
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              Set on a remote island in a post-apocalyptic, plague-ridden world, this bold and ingenious thriller questions what it means to be human as philosophical questions collide with technology.

              ISBN 9780547335926
              Released NZ 11 May 2010
              Publisher Mariner Books
              Interest Age Children
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