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y separately published work icon Deucalion single work   novel   young adult   science fiction  
Is part of The Deucalion Sequence Brian Caswell , 1995 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Deucalion
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Across light years of space, millions of settlers have come to the planet Deucalion to escape their past and build their future. Deucalion is a source of great wealth and a chance for a new beginning. But what does this mean for the Elokoi, who lived there first, or for the children of "Icarus", who made the journey for a very different reason? And why are people dying mysteriously?

Notes

  • Prequel to The View from Ararat.
  • Dedication: For all those who were unlucky enough to be there first.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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Works about this Work

Deucalion by Brian Caswell Jo Antareau , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , June 2013;

— Review of Deucalion Brian Caswell , 1995 single work novel
y separately published work icon New World Orders in Contemporary Children's Literature : Utopian Transformations Clare Bradford , Kerry Mallan , John Stephens , Robyn McCallum , Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan , 2008 Z1559477 2008 selected work criticism 'New World Orders shows how texts for children and young people have responded to the cultural, economic, and political movements of the last 15 years. With a focus on international children's texts produced between 1988 and 2006, the authors discuss how utopian and dystopian tropes are pressed into service to project possible futures to child readers. The book considers what these texts have to say about globalisation, neocolonialism, environmental issues, pressures on families and communities, and the idea of the posthuman.' - Back cover.
New World Orders and the Dystopian Turn: Transforming Visions of Territoriality and Belonging in Recent Australian Children's Fiction Clare Bradford , Kerry Mallan , John Stephens , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , vol. 32 no. 3 2008; (p. 349-359)
Through the 1990s and into the new millennium, Australian children's literature responded to a conservative turn epitomised by the Howard government and to new world order imperatives of democracy, the market economy, globalisation, and the IT revolution. These responses are evidenced in the ways that children's fiction speaks to the problematics of representation and cultural identity and to possible outcomes of devastating historical and recent catastrophes. Consequently, Australian children's fiction in recent years has been marked by a dystopian turn. Through an examination of a selection of Australian children's fiction published between 1995 and 2003, this paper interrogates the ways in which hope and warning are reworked in narratives that address notions of memory and forgetting, place and belonging. We argue that these tales serve cautionary purposes, opening the way for social critique, and that they incorporate utopian traces of a transformed vision for a future Australia. The focus texts for this discussion are: Secrets of Walden Rising (Allan Baillie, 1996), Red Heart (Victor Kelleher, 2001), Deucalian (Brian Caswell, 1995), and Boys of Blood and Bone (David Metzenthen, 2003).
y separately published work icon Unsettling Narratives : Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature Clare Bradford , Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press , 2007 Z1415102 2007 single work criticism

'Children's books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government.

Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand and includes picture books, novels, and films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous publishers and producers. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussion - the use of postcolonial theories - relatively new to the field of children's literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures ' (From publisher's catalogue).

Contents: Introduction. Part One: 'When Languages Collide': Resistance and Representation 1. Language, Resistance, and Subjectivity.2. Indigenous Texts and Publishers.3. White Imaginings.4. Telling the Past. Part Two: Place and Postcolonial Significations.5. Space, Time, Nation. 6. Borders, Journeys, and Liminality.7. Politics and Place.8. Allegories of Place and Race.Conclusion

Writers Up Close Jill Swanwick , 1999 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 March 1999; (p. 4-5)
Untitled Carmel Ballinger , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 10 no. 4 1995; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Deucalion Brian Caswell , 1995 single work novel
Untitled Maxine Walker , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 9)

— Review of Deucalion Brian Caswell , 1995 single work novel
Past and Last Inhabitants Stephen Matthews , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 175 1995; (p. 59-60)

— Review of Joshua Alan Collins , 1995 single work novel ; Earthsong Victor Kelleher , 1995 single work novel ; Deucalion Brian Caswell , 1995 single work novel
Robust Tales for the Young Stella Lees , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 May 1996; (p. 9)

— Review of Pagan's Vows Catherine Jinks , 1995 single work novel ; Deucalion Brian Caswell , 1995 single work novel ; Getting Somewhere Jenny Pausacker , 1995 single work novel
Older Readers Nicola Robinson , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 75 no. 1070 1996; (p. 28,30)

— Review of Pagan's Vows Catherine Jinks , 1995 single work novel ; Deucalion Brian Caswell , 1995 single work novel ; The House on River Terrace James Moloney , 1995 single work novel ; Getting Somewhere Jenny Pausacker , 1995 single work novel ; The First Book of Samuel Ursula Dubosarsky , 1995 single work novel ; Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett , 1995 single work novel
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 1996 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 40 no. 3 1996; (p. 3-11)
y separately published work icon Unsettling Narratives : Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature Clare Bradford , Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press , 2007 Z1415102 2007 single work criticism

'Children's books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government.

Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand and includes picture books, novels, and films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous publishers and producers. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussion - the use of postcolonial theories - relatively new to the field of children's literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures ' (From publisher's catalogue).

Contents: Introduction. Part One: 'When Languages Collide': Resistance and Representation 1. Language, Resistance, and Subjectivity.2. Indigenous Texts and Publishers.3. White Imaginings.4. Telling the Past. Part Two: Place and Postcolonial Significations.5. Space, Time, Nation. 6. Borders, Journeys, and Liminality.7. Politics and Place.8. Allegories of Place and Race.Conclusion

y separately published work icon New World Orders in Contemporary Children's Literature : Utopian Transformations Clare Bradford , Kerry Mallan , John Stephens , Robyn McCallum , Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan , 2008 Z1559477 2008 selected work criticism 'New World Orders shows how texts for children and young people have responded to the cultural, economic, and political movements of the last 15 years. With a focus on international children's texts produced between 1988 and 2006, the authors discuss how utopian and dystopian tropes are pressed into service to project possible futures to child readers. The book considers what these texts have to say about globalisation, neocolonialism, environmental issues, pressures on families and communities, and the idea of the posthuman.' - Back cover.
Caswell's Futuristic Work Takes Peace Award Stephen Matthews , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 February 1996; (p. 20)
Writers Up Close Jill Swanwick , 1999 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 March 1999; (p. 4-5)
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