Earthborn Wars Trilogy series - author   novel   young adult   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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y The Earthborn Paul Collins , New York (City) : Tor , 2003 Z1060928 2003 single work novel young adult science fiction 'When the spaceship Colony is forced to abort its mission to colonize Tau Ceti III and instead crash lands on Earth, it's homecoming for fourteen-year-old Welkin Quinn. Well... sort of. Welkin is a skyborn. Having lived his entire life on board a spaceship, his only memories of his home planet is what he has studied from the Colony archives. Believing the Earthborn no better than animals, the Skyborn elders decide to exterminate them before recolonizing Earth. On a reconnaissance mission, however, Welkin is ambushed by a gang known as Jabbers. Rescued by a rival gang of teenaged survivors, Welkin realizes he needs the help of these Earthborn to survive. The question is, do they need him?' Source: author's website.
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y The Skyborn Paul Collins , New York (City) : Tom Doherty , 2005 Z1247049 2005 single work novel young adult science fiction 'After the crash of the ship Colony, 14-year-old Welkin was left for dead on the inhospitable landscape of a ravaged Earth. After being rescued by a gang of Earthborn, Welkin proves his value and becomes a trusted member of the Family. But existence is still hand to mouth. The nuclear ravaged landscape is hardly more than a vast wasteland. Dangers from bands of mutants threaten continually. As does the ominous presence of Colony itself. Inside the grounded starship Skyborn inhabitants feed on their hatred of the Earthborn. When on routine patrol a Colony scout is captured by the Family, he reveals a secret: authorities onboard Colony have regrouped and mean to launch a final assault-to rid the Earth of the "savage" Earthborn for ever. But even Welkin—armed with his knowledge of Skyborn ways and methods—could never have been prepared for what he finds'. Source: online bookseller.
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y The Hiveborn Paul Collins , Bohemian Ink , 2006 Z1345920 2006 single work novel young adult science fiction 'Raised an elite Skyborn, betrayed by the treacherous elders, and befriended by an Earthborn militia, Welkin Quinn returned to earth from space and discovered that his Skyborn existence was a culture of lies. Earth - decimated 150 years ago by a nuclear holocaust - is now entering a stage of renewal. Nature provides the necessities of life, but the human factions continue to hunt one another.

'Welkin and his band of outcasts (who refer to themselves simply as "the family") have survived the cruel intentions of the jabbers, the machinations of the cult leader Tolk, and the ethnic cleansing campaign of the Skyborn. Now, a new threat has descended from the stars: the Hiveborn. Driven by the unifying force of the Hivemind, this ancient power seeks to immerse and overwhelm the autonomy not only of human kind, but of all intelligent life in the universe.

'When the Hiveborn breach the family's fortress in the mines of New Zealand, the defenders of humanity face an awful choice. One hope may remain, but will the family be willing to pay the cost?' Source: online bookseller.

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Works about this Work

How Do You Talk to Teens? Christine Bongers , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , 12 June no. 219 2012; (p. 8-9)
Christine Bongers sheds light on the YA Voice for Writers
Children of the Apocalypse Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 108-134)

This chapter explores apocalypse in children's literature with reference to literary attitudes to children, nature and dystopia. Examinations of works by Lee Harding, Victor Kelleher, and John Marsden then focus on how these writers adapt apocalyptic themes for a juvenile audience. Their novels display tyranny, large-scale catastrophe, invasion, and children in danger, and their apocalyptic settings reveal anxieties about isolation, invasion, Indigenous land rights and colonization. (108)

Untitled Joy Lawn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 22 no. 1 2007; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Earthborn Wars Trilogy Paul Collins 2003 series - author novel ; The Hiveborn Paul Collins 2006 single work novel
Untitled Joy Lawn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 22 no. 1 2007; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Earthborn Wars Trilogy Paul Collins 2003 series - author novel ; The Hiveborn Paul Collins 2006 single work novel
How Do You Talk to Teens? Christine Bongers , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , 12 June no. 219 2012; (p. 8-9)
Christine Bongers sheds light on the YA Voice for Writers
Children of the Apocalypse Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 108-134)

This chapter explores apocalypse in children's literature with reference to literary attitudes to children, nature and dystopia. Examinations of works by Lee Harding, Victor Kelleher, and John Marsden then focus on how these writers adapt apocalyptic themes for a juvenile audience. Their novels display tyranny, large-scale catastrophe, invasion, and children in danger, and their apocalyptic settings reveal anxieties about isolation, invasion, Indigenous land rights and colonization. (108)

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