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y separately published work icon Evil Genius single work   novel   thriller   young adult   science fiction  
Is part of Genius Trilogy Catherine Jinks , 2005 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Evil Genius
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'Cadel Piggott is a seven-year-old genius with a knack for systems. He can do just about anything: disable home security systems, hack into government databases and commit credit card fraud. But when he gets in trouble with the police his parents are forced to take him to a therapist, Dr Thaddeus Roth. But Thaddeus is not who he seems and introduces the young Cadel to a world of genetically enhanced misfits who are determined to take over the world. It is only when Cadel meets Sonja, a disabled girl with a powerful mind that can match only his, that his emotions start to catch up with his intellect. But is it too late? Will the forces of evil subsume even this super-intelligent genius, as his whole world proves to be a house of cards?

'Evil Genius explores the fine line between good and evil in a strange world of manipulation and subterfuge.' (Publication summary)

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Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 8 (NSW Stage 4)

Themes

belonging, coming of age, family, gifted and talented, identity, morality, technology

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Literacy, Personal and social

Notes

  • Dedication: To Robert Jinks, without whose Professor Gangrene doll this book would not have been written.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Cerebral palsy.
    Type of character Secondary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2005 .
      image of person or book cover 5072361946137599582.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 471p.
      ISBN: 1741144590

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

[Essay] : Evil Genius Beth Driscoll , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013-;

'Evil Genius is set in real-world Sydney, but it is driven by a compelling fantasy: what would it be like to wield power that can change the world? Cadel Piggott, the protagonist of the novel, is a genius. We first meet him, aged seven, in the office of psychologist Thaddeus Roth, where he has been escorted by his adoptive parents after being caught hacking computer systems.' (Introduction)

[Review] Evil Genius Lili Wilkinson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , May no. 1 2005; (p. 17)

— Review of Evil Genius Catherine Jinks , 2005 single work novel
Untitled Margot Nelmes , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 49 no. 2 2005; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Evil Genius Catherine Jinks , 2005 single work novel
Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks Stella Lees , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 13 no. 2 2005; (p. 27)

— Review of Evil Genius Catherine Jinks , 2005 single work novel
Foibles and Fables for All Gail MacCallum , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 June vol. 123 no. 6475 2005; (p. 76-77)

— Review of Evil Genius Catherine Jinks , 2005 single work novel ; Little Boys Glenn Melenhorst , 2005 single work picture book ; What the Sky Knows N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work picture book
Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 April 2005; (p. 6)

— Review of Evil Genius Catherine Jinks , 2005 single work novel
University of Evil Jake Wilson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 270 2005; (p. 56)

— Review of Evil Genius Catherine Jinks , 2005 single work novel
Untitled Tim Coronel , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Children's Bookseller & Publisher , March 2005; (p. 19)

— Review of Evil Genius Catherine Jinks , 2005 single work novel
Untitled Michael Janssen-Gibson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 20 no. 2 2005; (p. 42)

— Review of Evil Genius Catherine Jinks , 2005 single work novel
Action Rations for Boys Jodie Minus , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 May 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of Evil Genius Catherine Jinks , 2005 single work novel ; No Worries Bill Condon , 2005 single work novel
[Essay] : Evil Genius Beth Driscoll , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013-;

'Evil Genius is set in real-world Sydney, but it is driven by a compelling fantasy: what would it be like to wield power that can change the world? Cadel Piggott, the protagonist of the novel, is a genius. We first meet him, aged seven, in the office of psychologist Thaddeus Roth, where he has been escorted by his adoptive parents after being caught hacking computer systems.' (Introduction)

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