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Genesis

(2005)
A novel by

 

"Highly original... It gripped me like a vice."
Jonathan Stroud


A bold and ingenious thriller where philosophical questions collide with technology on the question of what it means to be human

Set on a remote island in a post-apocalyptic, plague-ridden world, this electrifying novel seems destined to become a modern classic.

Anax thinks she knows her history. She'd better. She's now facing three Examiners and her grueling all-day Examination has just begun. If she passes, she'll be admitted into the Academy - the elite governing institution of her utopian society.

But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she's been taught isn't the whole story. And that the Academy isn't what she believes it to be.

The reader is about to discover a brilliant novel of dazzling ingenuity. Anax's examination leads us into a future where we are confronted with unresolved questions raised by science and philosophy. Centuries old, these questions have gained new urgency in the face of rapidly developing technology. What is consciousness? What makes us human? If artificial intelligence were developed to a high enough capability, what status could humanity still claim?

Outstanding and original, Beckett's dramatic narrative comes to a stunning close that will leave you reeling. This perfect combination of thrilling page-turner and provocative novel of ideas demands to be read again and again.

 
Used availability for Bernard Beckett's Genesis


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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-84724-723-7 / 978-1-84724-723-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-84724-729-6 / 978-1-84724-729-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

April 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 0-547-22549-0 / 978-0-547-22549-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

March 2009 : Canada Hardback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 0-7710-1142-3 / 978-0-7710-1142-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2011 : Canada Paperback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 0-7710-1124-5 / 978-0-7710-1124-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2011 : Australia Paperback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-921758-03-1 / 978-1-921758-03-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-84724-930-2 / 978-1-84724-930-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 0-547-33592-X / 978-0-547-33592-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-84724-799-7 / 978-1-84724-799-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-84724-800-4 / 978-1-84724-800-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2008 : New Zealand Paperback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-877460-18-4 / 978-1-877460-18-0 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Longacre P.
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2006 : New Zealand Paperback
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-877361-52-6 / 978-1-877361-52-4 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Longacre Press
Availability: Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-4915-7539-5 / 978-1-4915-7539-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-4805-8615-3 / 978-1-4805-8615-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-4805-8616-1 / 978-1-4805-8616-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-4233-8152-1 / 978-1-4233-8152-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: Genesis: A Novel
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-84724-899-3 / 978-1-84724-899-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

May 2009 : UK Audio edition
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-4233-8150-5 / 978-1-4233-8150-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-4233-8151-3 / 978-1-4233-8151-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 1-4233-8153-X / 978-1-4233-8153-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

December 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

November 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon CA   

May 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2010 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Genesis
Author(s): Bernard Beckett
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   



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