book cover of The Life Lottery

The Life Lottery

(The third book in the Human Rites series)
A novel by


Book 3 of bestselling Australian author and environmental scientist Ian Irvine's classic eco-thriller trilogy about the consequences of global warming and unstoppable climate change, Human Rites.

Half a billion climate refugees are flooding into the West, the global depression is worsening and democracies are being crushed by the neo-fascist Yellow Armbands. In a desperate attempt to avert catastrophe, the Great Powers embark on the most monumental gamble of all time.

Climate scientist Irith Hardey is sure they've got it wrong - the US President's pet scheme isn't going to save the planet, but ruin it. Searching for the awful truth behind the Hundred Days project, she is hunted from blizzard-struck London to the Scottish Highlands and across the wild North Sea.

In a USA terrorised by gun-toting militias trying to bring down the President, Irith confronts the worst nightmare any 21st century woman can face, as she struggles to uncover the ghastly secret of the Life Lottery before the hundred days are up.

Disastrous climate change causes economic collapse in The Life Lottery - Book Three in the eerily prophetic Human Rites Trilogy.

Praise for The Life Lottery. "Irvine surpasses himself in his intricate portrayal of the impacts of climate change on people and the planet ... simply impossible to put down." Sydney Morning Herald.

"The action-packed plot of doomsday cults and planetary collapse isn't far from the truth." The Times (London).

"A chilling suspense story set against a backdrop of 21st Century environmental depletion and cultural degeneration. Portrays a frighteningly plausible future." US Library Journal.

"Ian Irvine is a great storyteller." Australian Bookseller and Publisher.

The Human Rites Trilogy - The Last Albatross, Terminator Gene & The Life Lottery. "With its sobering blend of frighteningly well researched catastrophic environmental change, triggering immense global sociopolitical upheaval, Ian Irvine's Human Rites trilogy is the most important work of Australian science fiction yet published in this country." Rob Jan, Sci-Fi Radio Zero-G.

Genre: Thriller

Used availability for Ian Irvine's The Life Lottery

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : Hardback

Title: The Life Lottery (Human Rites)
Author(s): Ian Irvine
ISBN: 0-648-18707-1 / 978-0-648-18707-3
Publisher: Santhenar Trust
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Paperback Editions

March 2018 : Paperback

Title: The Life Lottery: Volume 3 (Human Rites trilogy)
Author(s): Ian Irvine
ISBN: 0-648-18692-X / 978-0-648-18692-2
Publisher: Santhenar Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

January 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Life Lottery (Human Rites trilogy Book 3)
Author(s): Ian Irvine
Publisher: Ian Irvine
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU