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In a ruined world, where wealthy humans push health and longevity to extremes and surround themselves with a shining metal wall, privilege and security is predicated on the services of cloned Neandertals, and the exploitation of women in the shanty towns and wastelands beyond the fortress city.
This is the frightening yet moving story of orphaned Alida and her younger siste
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Paperback, 298 pages
Published April 2019 by Transit Lounge, Melbourne
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Cass Moriarty
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The blurb of The Shining Wall (Transit Lounge Publishing 2019) tells us that author Melissa Ferguson is ‘a cancer-fighting scientist who loves to explore scientific possibilities through fiction’, and in her debut novel about the dystopian society of a ruined world, she certainly combines her scientific knowledge with her creative imagination to create a world both frightening and apocalyptic.
This is a story about power – the powerful and the powerless, the haves and the have nots. In a future
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Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Shining Wall was a real cross over book for me. I found that it had incorporated the best elements from other books and spined it into a strong and unyielding tale. You have a dystopian society of a ruined world, which is written better than many other dystopian worlds I have read. You get the wealthy people of the world living privlidge lives beyond the shining wall, which is very much has a Hunger Games kinda feel to it. You have robot technology which provides security and order, and that ...more
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Melissa is a cancer-fighting scientist and defender of the reputation of Neandertals. While her family sleeps she thinks about cyborgs, cults, zombies, enchanted woods, future science, extinct species of humans, and infectious diseases, and tries to mash them together into awesome stories. Her short stories have appeared in Postscripts to Darkness, Pavor Nocturnis Dark Fiction Anthology, [untitled ...more