Margaret Morgan’s The Second Cure is a frighteningly plausible vision of a near-future Australia battling both an unpredictable parasite and a lunge towards authoritarianism in Far North Queensland. James Bradley’s Change trilogy also imagines humanity grappling with an outside infection and the panic it causes. Their dystopian page-turners are thought provoking, disquieting and intense, posing important questions about courage, control and - as with all great science fiction - humanity itself.
Chair: David Sly
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James Bradley is an award-winning author, poet and critic. His most recent books include Clade (2015) and the young adult novel, The Buried Ark (2018), the second in his Change trilogy.
Margaret Morgan has written for the stage and screen and practised as a criminal lawyer. The Second Cure is her debut novel.
David Sly is a writer, author and editor with a career spanning over forty years.
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