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Cally Black Cally Black i(11497563 works by)
Writing name for: Bren MacDibble
Gender: Female
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Melbourne-based author Cally Black writes science fiction novels for young adults, and has taught at Victoria TAFE. The award-winning In the Dark Spaces is her first novel. Cally was a guest author at the Brisbane Writers Festival, 2018. Cally Black is a pseudonym for author Bren MacDibble.

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In the Dark Spaces 2017 single work novel young adult science fiction

'The latest winner of the Ampersand Prize is a genre-smashing kidnapping drama about Tamara, who's faced with an impossible choice when she falls for her captors.

'Yet this is no ordinary kidnapping. Tamara has been living on a freighter in deep space, and her kidnappers are terrifying Crowpeople – the only aliens humanity has ever encountered. No-one has ever survived a Crowpeople attack, until now – and Tamara must use everything she has just to stay alive.

'But survival always comes at a price, and there’s no handbook for this hostage crisis. As Tamara comes to know the Crowpeople's way of life, and the threats they face from humanity's exploration into deep space, she realises she has an impossible choice to make. Should she stay as the only human among the Crows, knowing she'll never see her family again … or inevitably betray her new community if she wants to escape?'

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2018 winner Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
2018 shortlisted International Awards New Zealand Book Awards Young Adult Fiction
2018 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2018 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book
2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2018 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2018 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
2017 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Novel
2015 winner Ampersand Prize
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