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The year is 2025. Hector leaves his underground community which has been isolated for over half a century. Above ground he meets Diana. She lives a very different life beside a mystical lake, with her mother and crippled father. Suspicious of each other's versions of history, it is only when they are forced to visit the place of Hector's birth that their dependence on each other becomes clear.

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  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking Kestrel , 1988 .
      Extent: 184p.
      ISBN: 0670822744
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1989 .
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      Extent: 183p.
      Reprinted: 1990 Reprinted several times.
      ISBN: 0140342389 (pbk)
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking Kestrel , 1989 .
      Extent: [ii], 184p.p.
      ISBN: 0670832464 (pbk)
    • Sevenoaks, Kent,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Knight Books ,
      1992 .
      Extent: 184p.
      ISBN: 0340568585 (pbk)
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1995 .
      image of person or book cover 8743768243584590703.jpg
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      Extent: 183p.
      ISBN: 014037938X
Alternative title: Søen ved verdens ende
Language: Danish
    • Copenhagen,
      c
      Denmark,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Forum ,
      1991 .
      Extent: 194p.
      ISBN: 8755318525

Works about this Work

The Perfect Place to Set a Novel about the End of the World? Trends in Australian Post-Nuclear Fiction for Young Adults Elizabeth Braithwaite , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 53 no. 2 2015; (p. 22-29)
'"Australia has a fascinating yet contradictory nuclear history," writes Jeffrey Lantis, and this ambiguity can be seen in the post-nuclear young adult fiction produced in that country. British, American and German speculative fiction for young readers set after nuclear disaster tends to suggest reasons for the disaster, and by implication, to position readers towards acting to stop the disaster happening in the real world. By contrast, Australian writers of both fantasy and speculative fiction tend to be less concerned with the cause of the disaster than with how the nuclear apocalypse can be used to explore a range of cultural issues which may appear to have little or nothing to do with nuclear disaster. Working with the notion of apocalypse as both revelation and, more popularly, as a violent "end event" (Curtis), this paper explores why young adult post-nuclear fiction produced in Australia tends to be different from that produced in Britain, the USA and Germany, and demonstrates how the nuclear disaster is used in a selection of Australian young adult post-disaster fiction to address cultural issues, particularly those dealing with Australia's Indigenous population, and with the contemporary treatment of refugees.' (Publication summary)
Children of the Apocalypse Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 108-134)

This chapter explores apocalypse in children's literature with reference to literary attitudes to children, nature and dystopia. Examinations of works by Lee Harding, Victor Kelleher, and John Marsden then focus on how these writers adapt apocalyptic themes for a juvenile audience. Their novels display tyranny, large-scale catastrophe, invasion, and children in danger, and their apocalyptic settings reveal anxieties about isolation, invasion, Indigenous land rights and colonization. (108)

Caroline Macdonald : 'Future to Present' Maureen Nimon , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 165-172)
Futuristic Tales Take Her Back to Own Youth Toss Gascoigne , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 26 May 1990; (p. 20)
A Neanderthal in the Family Stephanie Nettell , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian , 22 March 1990; (p. 24)

— Review of The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald , 1988 single work novel
Untitled Kerry White , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , August no. 1 1989; (p. 10-11)

— Review of The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald , 1988 single work novel ; You Take the High Road Mary K. Pershall , 1988 single work novel ; Answers to Brut Gillian Rubinstein , 1988 single work children's fiction
Remarkable award hat-trick for writer Laurie Copping , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 July 1989;

— Review of Beyond the Labyrinth Gillian Rubinstein , 1988 single work novel ; The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald , 1988 single work novel
Logical Selection and One Glaring Omission Sally McInerney , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild , 1988 single work picture book ; The Eleventh Hour : A Curious Mystery Graeme Base , 1988 single work picture book ; Callie's Family Ruth Park , 1988 single work children's fiction ; You Take the High Road Mary K. Pershall , 1988 single work novel ; The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Answers to Brut Gillian Rubinstein , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie , 1988 single work picture book ; Wiggy and Boa Anna Fienberg , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Walter McVitty , 1988 single work picture book ; Megan's Star Allan Baillie , 1988 single work novel ; The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald , 1988 single work novel
Untitled M McLachlan , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Scan , May vol. 8 no. 4 1989; (p. 12)

— Review of The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald , 1988 single work novel
Children's Book Week Reviews Eileen Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Incite , 10 July 1989; (p. 13)

— Review of The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald , 1988 single work novel
Children of the Apocalypse Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 108-134)

This chapter explores apocalypse in children's literature with reference to literary attitudes to children, nature and dystopia. Examinations of works by Lee Harding, Victor Kelleher, and John Marsden then focus on how these writers adapt apocalyptic themes for a juvenile audience. Their novels display tyranny, large-scale catastrophe, invasion, and children in danger, and their apocalyptic settings reveal anxieties about isolation, invasion, Indigenous land rights and colonization. (108)

Futuristic Tales Take Her Back to Own Youth Toss Gascoigne , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 26 May 1990; (p. 20)
Caroline Macdonald : 'Future to Present' Maureen Nimon , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 165-172)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 1989 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 3-8)
The judges' report for the 1989 Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards.
The Perfect Place to Set a Novel about the End of the World? Trends in Australian Post-Nuclear Fiction for Young Adults Elizabeth Braithwaite , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 53 no. 2 2015; (p. 22-29)
'"Australia has a fascinating yet contradictory nuclear history," writes Jeffrey Lantis, and this ambiguity can be seen in the post-nuclear young adult fiction produced in that country. British, American and German speculative fiction for young readers set after nuclear disaster tends to suggest reasons for the disaster, and by implication, to position readers towards acting to stop the disaster happening in the real world. By contrast, Australian writers of both fantasy and speculative fiction tend to be less concerned with the cause of the disaster than with how the nuclear apocalypse can be used to explore a range of cultural issues which may appear to have little or nothing to do with nuclear disaster. Working with the notion of apocalypse as both revelation and, more popularly, as a violent "end event" (Curtis), this paper explores why young adult post-nuclear fiction produced in Australia tends to be different from that produced in Britain, the USA and Germany, and demonstrates how the nuclear disaster is used in a selection of Australian young adult post-disaster fiction to address cultural issues, particularly those dealing with Australia's Indigenous population, and with the contemporary treatment of refugees.' (Publication summary)
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