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J.P. Smythe


J.P. Smythe

James Smythe is the author of THE TESTIMONY, THE EXPLORER, THE MACHINE, THE ECHO, and NO HARM CAN COME TO A GOOD MAN. He currently writes a very popular column for The Guardian called "Rereading Stephen King" and teaches Creative Writing in London.

J.P. Smythe

Books by J.P. Smythe

by J.P. Smythe - Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

As soon as teenaged Chan Aitch learned the horrible truth about life on Australia and its fateful mission, she vowed to save everyone she could from the gangs and cultists fighting for control of the ship's limited resources. Now that Australia has crashed back to Earth, though, her efforts seem to have been in vain: everyone she cares about is dead or in prison. She's barely mustering the will to survive when she learns that Mae, the little girl she once rescued on Australia, could be alive. She'll do whatever it takes to find Mae, even if it means going to prison herself.

by J.P. Smythe - Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Abandoned and alone, Chan was forced to live a terrible existence on the fringes of society, Australia's only survivor after a terrible crash-landing on Earth. But Chan discovered she was not alone. Together with the unlikeliest of allies, Chan carved out a place for herself on Earth. And now the time has come: she's finally found a reason to keep going. But friends have become enemies, and enemies have become friends. It's time for Chan to create her own truths, and discover a life beyond fighting and death.

by J.P. Smythe - Science Fiction

Every day aboard the interstellar transport ship Australia is a kind of hell, where no one is safe, no one can hide. She has learned to keep her head down as much as possible, careful not to draw attention to herself amidst 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.