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1 y separately published work icon The Boy From Earth Darrell Pitt , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2018 14007154 2018 single work children's fiction children's science fiction

'Twelve-year-old Bobby Baxter’s not the bravest kid on Earth. His list of things that scare him is up to number 689, and includes lightning, crowds, spiders, alien abductions, crocodiles, falling from great heights, falling from small heights and eggs.

'So when he learns that he’s the first Earthling ever chosen to attend the Galactic Space Academy, light years away from home, he’s terrified - and that’s before he discovers that someone at the academy wants the boy from Earth gone. '  (Publication summary)

1 4 y separately published work icon A Toaster on Mars Darrell Pitt , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2016 9178531 2016 single work novel young adult science fiction humour

'Teenagers on skateboards jumped off walkways, dropped a dozen floors and activated rockets to safely land walkways below. Blake took a deep breath, inhaling something that smelt like a cross between burnt plastic and toffee apple. Neo City, Blake thought. Home, sweet home.

'NEO City, 2509. After a series of operational bungles, as well as the accidental death of his partner, special agent Blake Carter’s career at the Planetary Bureau of Investigation is in trouble.

'To make matters worse, he’s just been assigned a new partner—and the beautiful and brilliant Nicki Steel happens to be a cyborg.

When universe-famous criminal Bartholomew Badde steals a weapon capable of destroying whole planets at a time, Blake and Nicki must work together to recover it—an investigation that takes them to all corners of the weird and wonderful galaxy.

But things get serious when Badde kidnaps Blake’s teenage daughter, Lisa. Can Blake prove he’s still a first-rate agent—not to mention father—and save Lisa in time?' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon The Lost Sword Darrell Pitt , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2015 8695994 2015 single work novel young adult fantasy mystery

'As the dark clouds of another war loom, Jack, Scarlet and Mr Doyle travel from grimy streets of London to neon-bright metropolis of Tokyo.

'They’re on a mission for the British government: to locate the Kusanagi sword, an ancient relic believed to have magical powers. If they can find the sword, the Emperor of Japan promises to keep the peace between his nation and the allies.

'But in Tokyo, they soon discover that the Nazis are after the sword, too. And they will stop at nothing for world domination—putting the team’s lives in terrible danger.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 3 y separately published work icon The Monster Within Darrell Pitt , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2015 8522369 2015 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Book Four of the Jack Mason Adventure series

'After a series of fatal bombings across London, Jack, Scarlet and Mr Doyle are drawn into another baffling case: the reported sighting of a monster loose in the city’s underground sewers.

'Before they can investigate, the team must travel to Spain to hunt down a group of terrorists.

'But just as they close in, Jack and Scarlet are kidnapped. With their lives in perilous danger, will Mr Doyle find his young assistants in time?

'While back in London, will the monster’s true origins be uncovered before it too wreaks deadly destruction across the city?' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon The Broken Sun Darrell Pitt , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2014 8455784 2014 single work novel young adult children's

'When The Broken Sun, an ancient artefact said to lead to the lost city of Atlantis, is stolen from the British Museum, Jack, Scarlet and Mr Doyle embark on a hunt across Europe to find it.

'But just as the artefact is within reach, their beloved secretary is mysteriously poisoned.

'In their race against time to find the antidote, the team uncovers a deadly plan, to attack the Houses of Parliament.

'Though no one has banked on another shocking discovery—that Mr Doyle’s long-dead son may still be alive…' (Publication summary)

1 The Illuminated Path Darrell Pitt , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 22 no. 1 2014; (p. 7)
1 1 y separately published work icon The Secret Abyss Darrell Pitt , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2014 7177217 2014 single work novel young adult mystery fantasy

'‘Mr Doyle,’ Scarlet said. ‘You have not explained what we are doing.’

‘I thought you’d never ask. We are travelling to Colchester Prison.’

‘Colchester Prison?’ Jack caught Scarlet’s eye. The detective might as well have suggested a trip to the moon. ‘Why?’

‘To prevent a terrible crime.’

'Jack, Scarlet and Mr Doyle return for their next action-packed adventure.

'When the world’s deadliest assassin, the Chameleon, escapes from prison, Jack begins his most dangerous investigation yet.

'With only the scantest of clues, the team travels from London to New York, a bustling metropolis filled with airships, steam cars and exciting new ideas.

'Here they uncover a terrible plot that threatens the president’s life and brings the nation to the brink of civil war. Can Jack track down the Chameleon in time? And just what is the mysterious whip of fire that has the power to wreak destruction across the world?' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon A Jack Mason Adventure Darrell Pitt , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2014 6743115 2014 series - author mystery fantasy

A series of steampunk fantasy novels aimed at young adults.

2 5 y separately published work icon The Firebird Mystery The Steampunk Detective Darrell Pitt , Australia : Darrell Pitt , 2012 10658322 2012 single work novel mystery young adult fantasy

'Jack Mason has grown up as an acrobat in a circus. Now, after the tragic death of his parents, he must live inside the gloomy walls of Sunnyside Orphanage in London, a city of fog and snow, filled with airships, steam cars and metrotowers that stretch into space.

'Luckily for Jack, he’s taken under the wing of the brilliant and eccentric detective Ignatius Doyle. Little does he know how dangerous life is about to become.

'A girl named Scarlet Bell comes seeking the great detective’s help. Her father has been kidnapped, and the future of the world itself may be at stake. Is the evil hand of Professor M pulling all the strings? Mr Doyle and Jack know there is no time to lose.

'With all its twists and turns and helter-skelter action, The Firebird Mystery is an addictive story and a spellbinding homage to the world of Victorian literature that will appeal to readers of all ages.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 Confessions Darrell Pitt , 2007 single work short story horror humour
— Appears in: Short and Twisted : Stories and Poems with a Twist 2007 2007; (p. 54-59)
1 Calculations Darrell Pitt , 2005 single work short story
— Appears in: Acupuncture for Turtles : A Selection of Award-Winning Stories from the Katherine [sic] Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Competition 1988-2002 2005; (p. 91-95)
1 The Rocket Darrell Pitt , 2002 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Potato Monkey : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , Spring no. 2 2002; (p. 75-86)
1 Trapdoor Darrell Pitt , 2002 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Redsine , no. 8 2002; (p. 27-35)
1 Wind Tunnel Darrell Pitt , 2002 single work short story
— Appears in: Orb : Speculative Fiction , no. 3/4 2002; (p. 71-88)
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