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Small-Minded Giants

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Beyond the huge domed roof of Ash Harbour, a city built inside a hollowed-out mountain, deadly storms and Arctic temperatures have stripped the Earth bare. Resources are limited and access to power is all-important. Sinister bodies reign supreme, undercover operations are rife and every move is monitored by the Clockworkers and Dark-Day Fatalists. When sixteen-year-old Sol...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 5th 2007 by Corgi Childrens (first published July 6th 2006)
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Ellz Readz
My thoughts...This was a thought provoking novel that had me thinking "what if" the whole time I read it. With all the environmental issues we are faced with on a daily basis, "what if" the worst case scenario happened and we were forced to live in a domed city beneath a frozen world? Those are the living conditions that make up the setting of this story. The author, Oisin McGann does a brilliant job of setting the scene. I found myself shuddering on several occasions imagining the living condit...more
La Speedwing
Built to provide refuge for its population from the ravages of a frozen climate, Ash Harbour lies beneath a concraglass dome. Its streets, paths and bridges, are all constructed to generate power. This "Machine" is an intricately controlled system balanced in such way so that its inhabitants can go about their daily lives as "normally" as possible. But Ash Harbour's finely-tuned operation is under threat; the city is plagued by accidents, and they are steadily getting worse.

One kid, 16 year-old...more
Selina Lock
The world has entered an ice age like never before, very little remains of the human race and those still alive live in domed cities. Teenage boxer Soloman Wheat knows something is wrong when his father disappears, leaving him a gun and a note to trust no-one. Meanwhile his friend Cleo is more bothered about where her next hit of stem is coming from and getting her band the end of year gig at school, than the mysterious accidents happening to the machine that sustains them all.

Both are plunged i...more
I may be a bit too old for this but I liked it. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic future, where the only human survivors of a major ice age live in a city under a dome. Although the plot eluded me at times it was exciting and provided enough food for thought about how humanity seems unable to live without being under some kind of control. There was a great sense of tyranny throughout, and the characters Sol, Chloe, and Anna were interesting and great vehicles for the storyline. A pretty goo...more
Miramira Endevall
Much better world building than in Merciless Reason. Perhaps a shorter format is more his forte?
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Born in Dublin in 1973, Oisín spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. He started writing and illustrating stories in copybooks when he was about six or seven, setting himself on a path that would steer him well clear of ever obtaining of a proper job.

Despite his writing habit, he spent most of school convinced he was going to become a zoologist, an aspiration he lost after taking...more
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