A century on: sea levels have risen, the weather is lethal, and AuZtralia is a lot more complicated.
Andaman Marko lives in the Jointly Administered Territory of Capricornia – a new homeland for millions of climate refugees from Asia. Marko is a playboy by day, fraudster by night: making millions of $New by decoding corporate and diplomatic komms to illegally trade on the markets.
Then, in a society where prolonged peace and stability is enforced by AuZgov through mass surveillance, eugenics and political engineering, a bomb explodes and Marko and his mysterious girlfriend, Flick, flee north from unknown enemies to the climate ravaged badlands of Cape York Peninsula.
Marko leads both assassins and his guardian angel, Dr Madrigal Phipps, in a wild pursuit through a world where the peace is cracking apart.
This is a blistering thriller crammed with action, revenge, future politics, crazed characters and some very bad weather.
"Dystopia is no longer enough – we need writers who can imagine ways to survive and repair our damaged futures. In ‘The Capricorn Sky’, Colly Campbell brings his real-world knowledge of politics, social structures and the intricacies of human interaction together to create a compelling, convincing story that takes us off the beaten path and into a very plausible far-future Australia."
Jane Rawson, author of From the Wreck
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Lyrical thriller with up-to-the-minute power
This novel comes frighteningly close to reality after the recent eco-misfortunes in Australia. Set in a near future, north coast and using gorgeous and visual prose. It’s an adventure/political/thriller with uncanny relevance and stunning language. Recommended.