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Issue Details: First known date: 2000-... 2000- The Human Rites Trilogy
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y The Last Albatross Ian Irvine , London : Simon and Schuster , 2000 Z793748 2000 single work novel science fiction thriller fantasy 'In the 1950s, the British carried out atomic bomb testing at Maralinga. Afterwards they blew up 23 kilograms of plutonium with explosives, then left the fragments lying in the South Australian desert. Thirty years later, two students, Ryn and Hercus, decided to steal a huge piece of plutonium - one of the deadliest substances on the planet - and bury it in a backyard. It is years after the prank. Hercus is a middle-aged failure obsessed with the continuing destruction of the environment. In a desperate attempt to redeem himself, he digs up the plutonium and blackmails his friend Ryn to help him achieve the ultimate act of terrorism and save the world from humanity. Jemma, Ryn's wife, narrates the story as the couple desperately try to stop Hercus without incriminating Ryn. Against the backdrop of technological wizardry, political intrigue and environmental lobby groups battling for control of society, Jemma and Ryn race against time to stop Hercus from fulfilling his deadly dream'. Source: bookseller's website.
y Terminator Gene Ian Irvine , East Roseville : Earthlight , 2003 Z1040014 2003 single work novel science fiction thriller 'In a world ruined by global warming, paranoid governments will do anything to crush dissent. Irith Hardey, a young gene researcher, is thrown onto the streets and, with nothing but the clothes on her back, fights to survive in a predatory world.

'Caught up a battle between Security and a cabal of rebels, Irith has no choice but to help the rebels' assault on a secret data centre deep below London. They steal files containing the code for a deadly terminator virus, but no one can decipher it.

'The group is hunted all the way to New Orleans, slowly drowning under the rising sea, to destroy the laboratory where the virus is being made. As the hurricane of the century bears down on the sinking city, Irith struggles to crack the secret of the virus before it wipes out all humanity'. Source: author's website.
y The Life Lottery Ian Irvine , East Roseville : Pocket Books , 2004 Z1146217 2004 single work novel thriller

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First known date: 2000-2004
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