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y separately published work icon The Silent Invasion single work   novel   young adult   science fiction  
Is part of The Change Trilogy James Bradley , 2017 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Silent Invasion
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'It's 2027 and the human race is dying. Plants, animals and humans have been infected by spores from space and become part of a vast alien intelligence.

'When 16-year-old Callie discovers her little sister Gracie has been infected, she flees with Gracie to the Zone to avoid termination by the ruthless officers of Quarantine. What Callie finds in the Zone will alter her irrevocably, and send her on a journey to the stars and beyond.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Number nine in the top ten young adult titles 2017-2018

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Works about this Work

Reading and Viewing Deborah McPherson , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 52 no. 3 2017; (p. 73-79)

'I’ve been thinking lately about what a good review can offer readers, especially teachers who have so many demands on their time and limited opportunity to read the huge range of new texts available for their students in the classroom. Reviews can give a pointer to teachers about some texts that merit their attention. Obviously, an opinion is called for  – what is the appeal of this text and to whom may it appeal? I won’t waste your time on texts if I don’t think they will engage some of your students in the classroom. I can’t recommend texts which haven’t engaged me too, at some level. A brief idea of what happens, the style of writing or designing and the impact of the text written or created and perhaps some ideas on how it might be used in the classroom. With a much greater focus in classrooms today on student choice and voice about what they read and view it’s important to have a range of texts to capture their interests and enthusiasm. Not all these texts will work with all students, but there will be readers, and reluctant and disengaged ones as well, who will find something here that speaks to them.' (Introduction)

Dystopian Times at the End of the World George Williams , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8 July 2017; (p. 22)

'Australia is an excellent place to set the apocalypse. The Mad Max films and books such as Nevil Shute’s 1957 novel On the Beach are well-known examples.' (Introduction)

'The Change Trilogy : The Silent Invasion' by James Bradley Benjamin Chandler , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 390 2017;
'The Silent Invasion, James Bradley’s first Young Adult novel and the first in a trilogy, begins in generic post-apocalyptic fashion. Humanity crowds into restricted safe zones, hiding from an intergalactic plague that infects living matter with the mysterious Change. Adolescent protagonist Callie’s younger sister Gracie is infected; to prevent her demise at the hands of Quarantine, Callie flees with her sister to the Zone, an area beyond Quarantine’s control in Australia’s far north that is overrun with Changed flora and fauna.' (Introduction)
James Bradley, The Silent Invasion SZ , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 8 April 2017;
'James Bradley’s novel The Silent Invasion – the first in a trilogy for young adults – is set precisely 10 years from now, but Bradley’s 2027 doesn’t feel at all futuristic. Rather, it’s a world in which the anxieties of the current day have taken concrete forms. Alien spores capable of colonising all life, including humans, have arrived on planet Earth. Australia is divided in three: the alien-colonised Zone covers the north, separated from the south by a thin strip of land known as the Transitional. A powerful government agency known only as Quarantine scans the citizens of the south for signs of “the Change” and clinically executes those who have been infected.' (Introduction)
Why I Decided to Write a Novel for Teenagers about Catastrophic Climate Change James Bradley , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 27 March 2017;
'The Silent Invasion is set in the age of environmental apocalypse, where even the landscape is frightening. But writing about climate change matters – most of all for those who will inherit the world.'
Why I Decided to Write a Novel for Teenagers about Catastrophic Climate Change James Bradley , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 27 March 2017;
'The Silent Invasion is set in the age of environmental apocalypse, where even the landscape is frightening. But writing about climate change matters – most of all for those who will inherit the world.'
James Bradley, The Silent Invasion SZ , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 8 April 2017;
'James Bradley’s novel The Silent Invasion – the first in a trilogy for young adults – is set precisely 10 years from now, but Bradley’s 2027 doesn’t feel at all futuristic. Rather, it’s a world in which the anxieties of the current day have taken concrete forms. Alien spores capable of colonising all life, including humans, have arrived on planet Earth. Australia is divided in three: the alien-colonised Zone covers the north, separated from the south by a thin strip of land known as the Transitional. A powerful government agency known only as Quarantine scans the citizens of the south for signs of “the Change” and clinically executes those who have been infected.' (Introduction)
'The Change Trilogy : The Silent Invasion' by James Bradley Benjamin Chandler , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 390 2017;
'The Silent Invasion, James Bradley’s first Young Adult novel and the first in a trilogy, begins in generic post-apocalyptic fashion. Humanity crowds into restricted safe zones, hiding from an intergalactic plague that infects living matter with the mysterious Change. Adolescent protagonist Callie’s younger sister Gracie is infected; to prevent her demise at the hands of Quarantine, Callie flees with her sister to the Zone, an area beyond Quarantine’s control in Australia’s far north that is overrun with Changed flora and fauna.' (Introduction)
Dystopian Times at the End of the World George Williams , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8 July 2017; (p. 22)

'Australia is an excellent place to set the apocalypse. The Mad Max films and books such as Nevil Shute’s 1957 novel On the Beach are well-known examples.' (Introduction)

Reading and Viewing Deborah McPherson , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 52 no. 3 2017; (p. 73-79)

'I’ve been thinking lately about what a good review can offer readers, especially teachers who have so many demands on their time and limited opportunity to read the huge range of new texts available for their students in the classroom. Reviews can give a pointer to teachers about some texts that merit their attention. Obviously, an opinion is called for  – what is the appeal of this text and to whom may it appeal? I won’t waste your time on texts if I don’t think they will engage some of your students in the classroom. I can’t recommend texts which haven’t engaged me too, at some level. A brief idea of what happens, the style of writing or designing and the impact of the text written or created and perhaps some ideas on how it might be used in the classroom. With a much greater focus in classrooms today on student choice and voice about what they read and view it’s important to have a range of texts to capture their interests and enthusiasm. Not all these texts will work with all students, but there will be readers, and reluctant and disengaged ones as well, who will find something here that speaks to them.' (Introduction)

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