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Way Down Dark

(2015)
(The first book in the Australia series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award

Imagine a nightmare from which there is no escape.

Seventeen-year-old Chan's ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. They never found one.

This is a hell where no one can hide. The only life that Chan's ever known is one of violence, of fighting. Of trying to survive. This is a ship of death, of murderers and cults and gangs. But there might be a way to escape. In order to find it, Chan must head way down into the darkness - a place of buried secrets, long-forgotten lies, and the abandoned bodies of the dead. This is the Australia.

Chan, fiercely independent and self-sufficient, keeps her head down and lives quietly, careful not to draw attention to herself amid the violence and disorder. Until the day she makes an extraordinary discovery - a way to return the Australia to Earth. But doing so would bring her to the attention of the fanatics and the murderers who control life aboard the ship, putting her and everyone she loves in terrible danger. And a safe return to Earth is by no means certain.

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Used availability for James Smythe's Way Down Dark

Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Way Down Dark (The Australia Trilogy)
Author(s): J P Smythe
ISBN: 1-68144-385-6 / 978-1-68144-385-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Way Down Dark (Australia Book)
Author(s): J P Smythe
ISBN: 1-68144-384-8 / 978-1-68144-384-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Way Down Dark: Australia Book 1 (The Australia Trilogy)
Author(s): James P Smythe
ISBN: 1-4447-9633-X / 978-1-4447-9633-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Way Down Dark: Australia Book 1 (The Australia Trilogy)
Author(s): James P Smythe
ISBN: 1-4447-9632-1 / 978-1-4447-9632-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Way Down Dark: The Australia Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): J P Smythe
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   


July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Way Down Dark: Australia, Book 1
Author(s): J P Smythe
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Way Down Dark (The Australia Trilogy)
Author(s): J P Smythe
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Way Down Dark: Australia Book 1 (The Australia Trilogy)
Author(s): James P Smythe
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK