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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Ark
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'The year is 2041. As rapidly dwindling oil supplies wreak havoc worldwide a team of scientists and their families abandon their homes and retreat into a bunker known as The Ark, alongside five billion plant seeds that hold the key to the future of life on Earth. But The Ark’s sanctuary comes at a price.'

'When their charismatic leader’s hidden agenda is revealed it becomes impossible to know who to trust. Those locked out of The Ark become increasingly desperate to enter, while those within begin to yearn for escape.

'The Ark delves into the fears and concerns raised by the environmental predicament facing the world today, exploring human nature in desperate times. At its heart it asks: can our moral compass ever return to true north after a period in which every decision might be a matter of life and death and the only imperative is survival?' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • The novel is accompanied by a website that 'invites readers to dive deeper into the world of the novel, and to continue to develop that world by sharing their own content inspired by the novel'.

    Source: http://thearkbook.com (Sighted: 10/01/2018)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Australia,
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      Church Lane Press ,
      2014 .
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      Extent: 220p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 19 September 2014
      ISBN: 9780646923109

Works about this Work

Beyond the Bound Book Cassie Hamer , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , Winter vol. 50 no. 1 2018; (p. 8-10)

'Being an author no longer means being confined to the printed page—Cassie Hamer investigates new opportunities for writers and storytellers.'  (Publication abstract)

The Ark-itect Maureen Eppen , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , December 2014; (p. 28-31)
'With a fast-paced, gripping narrative and a host of interactive online bonus material, The Ark, the third novel from Annabel Smith, is an engrossing experiment in mixed-media speculative fiction. Maureen Eppen chats with Annabel about the pleasures and pitfalls of breaking the boundaries of conventional storytelling.'
Review : The Ark 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 11 October 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of The Ark Annabel Smith , 2014 single work novel
Review : The Ark 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 11 October 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of The Ark Annabel Smith , 2014 single work novel
The Ark-itect Maureen Eppen , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , December 2014; (p. 28-31)
'With a fast-paced, gripping narrative and a host of interactive online bonus material, The Ark, the third novel from Annabel Smith, is an engrossing experiment in mixed-media speculative fiction. Maureen Eppen chats with Annabel about the pleasures and pitfalls of breaking the boundaries of conventional storytelling.'
Beyond the Bound Book Cassie Hamer , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , Winter vol. 50 no. 1 2018; (p. 8-10)

'Being an author no longer means being confined to the printed page—Cassie Hamer investigates new opportunities for writers and storytellers.'  (Publication abstract)

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