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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)
Seventeen-year-old Chan's ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. Generations later they are still searching.

Every day aboard the interstellar transport ship Australia is a kind of hell where no one is safe, no one can hide. Indeed, the only life Chan's ever known is one of endless violence. A life of survival. Fiercely independent and entirely self-sufficient, she has learned to keep her head down as much as possible, careful not to draw attention to herself amid the mayhem. For the Australia is a ship of death, filled with murderous gangs and twisted cults vying for supremacy in a closed environment with limited resources and no hope.

And then one day Chan makes an extraordinary discovery: There may be a way to return the Australia to Earth. But doing so will only bring her to the attention of the fanatics and murderers who control life aboard the ship, putting her and everyone she loves in terrible danger.

Is it worth endangering her life and the lives of her few friends and loved ones for an uncertain return to a home world that may be uninhabitable? Especially since to do so she must descend into the deep dark in the bowels of the ship, which is piled high with the bodies and the secrets of the dead.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Used availability for James Smythe's Way Down Dark


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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

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

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

Kindle Editions

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

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


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