Pia and the Skyman

The year is 2401, the location a farming settlement on the northwest coast of North Island, Aotearoa. Pia has lived at Kauri Haven since fleeing imprisonment in Australia for seditious activities, through the intervention of Kaire, the man she calls the Skyman.

On the first anniversary of her mother Sannah’s death, Pia’s fragile composure threatens to shatter upon receiving disturbing news from the Brown Zone in apartheid Australia. Five Line Leaders have been incarcerated in the infamous prison complex beneath the central desert. An ingenious plan is undertaken to free the women, but from the moment Pia meets the youngest, Yuki, she feels troubled.

Her fears are compounded when Kaire receives unexpected orders, which threaten his survival and that of his Sky friends. Can Pia assist Kaire in his preferred mission, without compromising her position as an authorised refugee?

Sue is a fiction writer based in Mornington, Victoria. Her novel Sannah and the Pilgrim, the first in a trilogy of a future dystopian Australia, published by Odyssey Books in 2014, was Commended in the 2014 FAW Christina Stead Award. Pia and the Skyman is the sequel. Her current project, The Sky Lines Alliance completes the trilogy. Short stories, poetry and articles have appeared in national and international magazines and anthologies. She has also written the pilot for a TV series, based on Sannah and the Pilgrim,’ and now is seeking a producer.

Book Details

ISBN: 978-1-922200-52-5 (pbk) | 978-1-922200-53-2 (ebook)

Category: Climate fiction / Sci-fi

Trade paperback: 268 pages

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

RRP: AU $23.95 (pbk) | $5.99 (ebook)

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