Quiet Earth

Author(s): Craig Harrison

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'I was sitting bolt upright in bed breathing fast and staring at the wall. The daylight was streaming into the motel room through the slats of the blinds. I seemed to have been awake, and asleep, for ages...' John Hobson, a geneticist, wakes one morning to find his watch stopped at 6.12. The streets are deserted, there are no signs of life or death anywhere, and every clock he finds has stopped: at 6.12. Is Hobson the last person left on the planet? Inventive and suspenseful, The Quiet Earth is a confronting journey into the future-and a dark past. This new edition of Craig Harrison's highly sought-after 1981 novel-which was later made into a cult film starring Bruno Lawrence, Pete Smith and Alison Routledge-comes with an introduction by Bernard Beckett.

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'Cuts to the heart of our most basic fears...compelling...a classic.' -- Bernard Beckett 'Excellent...The inevitability of the horror has a Hitchcock quality.' Listener

Craig Harrison was born in Leeds in 1942. He left for New Zealand in 1966 after being appointed a lecturer at Massey University. There he devised a course in art history, which he taught until his retirement in 2000. His award-winning play Tomorrow Will Be a Lovely Day (1974) was performed for a quarter of a century, including in the Soviet Union. He is the author of five other plays, including Ground Level (1974), which led to a television series, Joe & Koro. Craig's most recent book, the young-adult comedy The Dumpster Saga, was a finalist in the 2008 New Zealand Post Book Awards. He lives in Palmerston North.

General Fields

  • : 9781922147059
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : June 2013
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : July 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Craig Harrison
  • : Paperback
  • : 813
  • : English
  • : N823.00
  • : 272