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Terminator Gene

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


Book 2 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.

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.

Catastrophic climate change and environmental terrorism collide in Terminator Gene - Book Two in the grimly prophetic Human Rites trilogy.Praise for Terminator Gene.

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

"One of the best genre writers around - Irvine's considerable narrative powers are brought to bear in a grim near-future vision of plot and counter plot." Hobart Mercury.

Shortlisted for the 2003 Aurealis Award.

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 Terminator Gene

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : Hardback

Title: Terminator Gene (The Human Rites trilogy)
Author(s): Ian Irvine
ISBN: 0-648-18706-3 / 978-0-648-18706-6
Publisher: Santhenar Trust
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : Paperback

Title: Terminator Gene: Volume 2 (Human Rites trilogy)
Author(s): Ian Irvine
ISBN: 0-648-18691-1 / 978-0-648-18691-5
Publisher: Santhenar Press
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2003 : Australia Paperback

Title: Terminator Gene
Author(s): Ian Irvine
ISBN: 0-7318-1049-X / 978-0-7318-1049-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Australian Penguin
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Kindle Editions

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

Title: Terminator Gene (Human Rites trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): Ian Irvine
Publisher: Ian Irvine
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU