New Zealand authors have been writing about post-apocalyptic / near-future worlds for years. Some of these titles star females taking charge, much like Katniss.
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First in a series about DNA experiments gone wrong – and the impacts on a ‘normal’ teenaged girl.
First in a trilogy, set in a Pacific Island, after the rest of the world has descended into chaos.
Controversial and award-winning, this thought-provoking / argument-making gem seems to have been forgotten.
Is it safe to be isolated in a dome? What is the power of art? A fascinating, but little known, post-apocalyptic New Zealand novel.
I wasn’t sure about this book at the beginning, but was hooked by the end – cryonic suspension and a very different life and world.
The haves and have-nots – the freed and the enslaved – the tyrant and the tyrannised. All populate Maurice Gee’s award-winning series.
The fear of companies taking over everything is the basis for this creepy story of corporate greed and criminality.
An oldie, but a goodie – a story of survival and time-travel. Also check out Secret sacrament and Time of the eagle by the same author.
Sometimes it’s not the damage done by humans that causes catastrophic climate change – sometimes it is nature. This novel was a bit overshadowed by others published at the same time, but is worth rediscovering.
First in a series featuring Ness and her family. The sequels are Ebony hill and Finder’s shore.
Politics and New Zealand’s unique place in the world combine to create a political and action thriller.
Ish travels through a country that is, and yet is not, New Zealand. First in the mind-bending Travellers series.
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