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y separately published work icon Ice Station single work   novel   adventure   thriller   science fiction  
Is part of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly , 1998 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Ice Station
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'At a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of US scientists has made an amazing discovery. They have found something buried deep within a 100-million-year old layer of ice. Something made of METAL.'

Source: Back cover blurb.

Adaptations

Ice Station Matthew Reilly's Ice Station Live Benjamin Maio Mackay , 2016 single work drama

'Preachrs Podcast OnLine and OnStage is delighted to be bringing you a full cast audio drama of Matthew Reilly’s acclaimed action thriller novel Ice Station.

Ice Station tells the story of a team of US divers, who vanish while exploring three thousand feet beneath the ice shelf. After sending out an SOS, the Wilkes Ice Station draws a rapid deployment team of Marines…and someone else! A horrific firefight, a plunge into a killer whale infested pool and a battle for survival is what makes Ice Station riveting. In Matthew Reilly’s words, “It’s time to bring Ice Station to life!”

Actor, director and writer Benjamin Maio Mackay has adapted Ice Station into an audio drama and in the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 the project will be piloted with a live reading of the first 3 parts. This reading will feature a hugely talented Adelaide ensemble cast, as well as sound effects to help engage the audience in this exciting story.' (OnStage)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Natalie.
  • Selected for the 2003 Books Alive promotion.
    Selected in December 2004 by the Australian public in an ABC poll as Australia's 44th favourite book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Macmillan , 1998 .
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      Extent: 611p.
      Description: illus., map
      Reprinted: 1999 , 2001 , 2000
      ISBN: 0330360892
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Thomas Dunne Books ,
      1999 .
      image of person or book cover 4004038994814272407.jpg
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      Extent: 390p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0312205511
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      St. Martin's Press ,
      2000 .
      image of person or book cover 720352941053565327.jpg
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      Extent: 534p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0312971230
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan ,
      2000 .
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      Extent: 689p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0330373994
Alternative title: Ice Station : Thriller
Language: German
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Ullstein ,
      2000 .
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      Extent: 651p.
      Reprinted: 2002 , 2004
      ISBN: 3548840302, 3548250459

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Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
An Apocalyptic Map : New Worlds and the Colonization of Australia Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 23-53)
'This chapter examines the map that preceded, and eventually superseded, the territory of Australia, in order to demonstrate that early maps of the south land established an apocalyptic tradition that still resonates in contemporary fictions. If one reinterprets Jean Baudrillard's comments in the context of colonization and Australia, it is possible to see how European imagination delineated an apocalyptic map of the country before explorers and settlers even arrived, a map that located Australia as a tabula rasa, a blank slate where heaven and hell might equally be feasible. This chapter surveys the dialectic emerging from these confliction visions.' (24)
form y separately published work icon Fantasy Jennifer Byrne Presents : Fantasy Jennifer Byrne , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 2011 15302671 2011 film/TV

'Jennifer Byrne presents this special on the Fantasy, joining her are Jennifer Rowe, Fiona McIntosh, Lev Grossman and Matthew Reilly.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

form y separately published work icon Bestsellers and Blockbusters Jennifer Byrne , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 2010 15302616 2010 film/TV

'Jennifer Byrne is joined by the heavy artillery of the publishing world to discuss what it takes to be a bestselling author. Jennifer is joined by the man behind the enigmatic Jack Reacher Lee Child, author of Ice Station and The Five Greatest Warriors Matthew Reilly, author of 17 bestselling novels including The Silent Country, Di Morrissey as well as Australia's biggest selling author Bryce Courtenay.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Catch to $5 Cheapie For Bookbuyers Rosemary Sorensen , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 March 2003; (p. 7)
Other Voices Murray Waldren , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 August 1998; (p. 12)

— Review of Ice Station Matthew Reilly , 1998 single work novel ; Lost in Space Judy Horacek , 1998 selected work short story ; The Pillow Fight Matthew Condon , 1998 single work novel ; The Love-Germ: a novel Jill Neville , 1969 single work novel
A Potential Best-Seller by an Exceptional Young Australian Novelist Jeff Popple , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 16 August 1998; (p. 20)

— Review of Ice Station Matthew Reilly , 1998 single work novel
Great Balls of Tosh Diana Simmonds , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 September vol. 117 no. 6139 1998; (p. 69)

— Review of Ice Station Matthew Reilly , 1998 single work novel
Ice Mystery Marele Day , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 204 1998; (p. 32)

— Review of Ice Station Matthew Reilly , 1998 single work novel
Genius at Work John Birmingham , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 October 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of Contest Matthew Reilly , 1996 single work novel ; Ice Station Matthew Reilly , 1998 single work novel
Catch to $5 Cheapie For Bookbuyers Rosemary Sorensen , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 March 2003; (p. 7)
Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
An Apocalyptic Map : New Worlds and the Colonization of Australia Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 23-53)
'This chapter examines the map that preceded, and eventually superseded, the territory of Australia, in order to demonstrate that early maps of the south land established an apocalyptic tradition that still resonates in contemporary fictions. If one reinterprets Jean Baudrillard's comments in the context of colonization and Australia, it is possible to see how European imagination delineated an apocalyptic map of the country before explorers and settlers even arrived, a map that located Australia as a tabula rasa, a blank slate where heaven and hell might equally be feasible. This chapter surveys the dialectic emerging from these confliction visions.' (24)
Babe in the Words Mark Whittaker , 1998 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 25-26 July 1998; (p. 28-31)
An Interview with Matthew Reilly : The Writing of Area 7 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: Area 7 2001; (p. 487-492)
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