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Lance Balchin Lance Balchin i(10187699 works by)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Lance Balchin studied photography at the University of Tasmania and went on to complete a Masters of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.

In 2016, Balchin published Mechanica, the first in what is intended to be a series of nine picture books and four novels, all with a strong environmental message.

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y separately published work icon Aquatica : A Beginner's Field Guide Richmond : Five Mile Press , 2017 10187732 2017 single work picture book children's science fiction

'Welcome to future Earth. Our oceans have become polluted to such an extent that all marine life is now just a memory. Rising from the murky depths stirs new mechanical life, created by humans and now evolving outside any control. These new species have grown to threaten humanity as we know it. Welcome to the world of Aquatica.' (Back cover)

2018 honour book KOALA Awards Older Readers
2018 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Older Readers
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Aquatica : A Beginner's Field Guide Richmond : Five Mile Press , 2017 10187732 2017 single work picture book children's science fiction

'Welcome to future Earth. Our oceans have become polluted to such an extent that all marine life is now just a memory. Rising from the murky depths stirs new mechanical life, created by humans and now evolving outside any control. These new species have grown to threaten humanity as we know it. Welcome to the world of Aquatica.' (Back cover)

2018 honour book KOALA Awards Older Readers
2018 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Older Readers
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Mechanica : A Beginner's Field Guide Scoresby : Five Mile Press , 2016 10187817 2016 single work picture book children's science fiction

'Welcome to future Earth.

'Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable, and wildlife is now extinct.

'From the ashes, a new style of ‘wildlife’ is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind.

'Welcome to the world of Mechanica.' (Publication summary)

2017 Honour Book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Illustrated Book / Graphic Novel
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