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y separately published work icon In the Dark Spaces single work   novel   young adult   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 In the Dark Spaces
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'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?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Egmont , 2017 .
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      Extent: 320p.p.
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      • Published 1 August 2017.

      ISBN: 9781760128647

Works about this Work

[Review] In the Dark Spaces Moira Robinson , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 32 no. 4 2017; (p. 42)

— Review of In the Dark Spaces Cally Black , 2017 single work novel

'Me and Lazella don't wanna head back to Earth. What's the point of spending a lifetime travelling to be old somewhere we never been before? who knows if the sky would look as blue through a pair of hundred year old eyes anyway. This is Tamara musing near the beginning of quite a long and complicated Space story. Tamara is an orphan brought up by her Aunt Lazella and smuggled aboard a freighter carrying phosphorous and helium from distant mining operations.' (Introduction)

[Review] In the Dark Spaces Moira Robinson , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 32 no. 4 2017; (p. 42)

— Review of In the Dark Spaces Cally Black , 2017 single work novel

'Me and Lazella don't wanna head back to Earth. What's the point of spending a lifetime travelling to be old somewhere we never been before? who knows if the sky would look as blue through a pair of hundred year old eyes anyway. This is Tamara musing near the beginning of quite a long and complicated Space story. Tamara is an orphan brought up by her Aunt Lazella and smuggled aboard a freighter carrying phosphorous and helium from distant mining operations.' (Introduction)

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