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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Stark
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'Deep in Western Australia where the Aboriginals used to milk the trees, a planet-sized plot is taking shape. Some green freaks pick up the scent: a pommie poseur; a brain-fried Vietnam vet; Aboriginals who have lost their land...not much against a conspiracy that controls society. But EcoAction isn't in society: it just lives in the same place, along with the cockroaches.' (Publication summary)
 

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form y separately published work icon Stark Ben Elton , ABC Television (publisher), ( dir. Nadia Tass ) Melbourne London Australia : Cascade Films BBC TV ABC Television , 1993 Z1689919 1993 series - publisher film/TV science fiction

Australian billionaire Sly Morgan is invited to join the Stark Conspiracy, a group of the world's richest people, who plan to save themselves from the Earth's impending environmental doom. Colin Dobson, or CD to his friends, tries to impress beautiful activist Rachel by joining her and a group of hippies on a mission to foil Stark's evil plan of environmental vandalism.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Michael Joseph ,
      1989 .
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      Extent: 452p.
      ISBN: 0718133021
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Warner Books ,
      1993 .
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      Extent: 1vp.
      ISBN: 0751507008 (pbk)
    • London,
      c
      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Black Swan ,
      2006 .
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      Extent: 496p.
      Note/s:
      • Published January 2nd 2006
      ISBN: 9780552154482

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'The Earth Was Dying. Killed by the Pursuit of Money' - Rereading Ben Elton's Stark as Prophecy Colin Yeo , Jane-Heloise Nancarrow , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Conversation , 5 November 2020;
'In a year that began during one of the worst bushfire seasons in living memory and then saw a global pandemic take hold, rereading Ben Elton's Stark offers an eerily prescient window into 2020 as the end of the world.'
Ben Elton : The Man from Freo John Noonan , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 24 October 2017;
Ben Elton Antonella Gambotto , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: Lunch of Blood 1994; (p. 100-105)
Ben Elton Antonella Gambotto , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: Lunch of Blood 1994; (p. 100-105)
Ben Elton : The Man from Freo John Noonan , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 24 October 2017;
'The Earth Was Dying. Killed by the Pursuit of Money' - Rereading Ben Elton's Stark as Prophecy Colin Yeo , Jane-Heloise Nancarrow , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Conversation , 5 November 2020;
'In a year that began during one of the worst bushfire seasons in living memory and then saw a global pandemic take hold, rereading Ben Elton's Stark offers an eerily prescient window into 2020 as the end of the world.'
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