Antithesis Short Listed For Best Adult Novel , Sir Julius Vogel Awards Juliet Went Looking For A Man A Dead Man Her Search For Him, And The Answers She Hoped He Could Give Her, Took Her To The Furthest Reaches Of The PlanetWhat She Found Was Both Magnificent And Terrible What She Had To Decide Cut Across All That She Was And All That She Believed InAntithesis Is A Departure For Me As It Is Proper Science Fiction, Albeit Set In The Present And On EarthThe Idea Was Inspired By The Sci Fi Movie Them , As It Was So Bad I Thought I D Try And Do Something Thoughtful The Book, Set In Namibia Is Intended To Hold Up A Mirror To Our Species, And The Growing Dilemma We Face As We Become Conscious Of Our Place In The Cosmos

Three of my books, Returning, Mindset and Antithesis, have each been finalists in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards in the category of Best Adult Novel These are the New Zealand Science Fiction awards.The books I write are intended in the first instance to tell a good story and secondly once the tale is told to leave the reader with something to ponder To this end, all my stories attempt to provide

☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Antithesis By Pat Whitaker ✩ –
  • Paperback
  • 247 pages
  • Antithesis
  • Pat Whitaker
  • English
  • 08 January 2017

12 thoughts on “Antithesis

  1. says:

    For me, the best kind of novel is always one which entertains while educating Striking the right balance between the two is a difficult balancing act too much information and the book begins to sound too preachy and the story suffers, too little information and the reader can be left feeling uninformed and the story suffers Pat Whitaker s Antithesis strikes the perfect balance between the two He allows the story of Juliet and her search through Namibia for the secrets of long vanished Professor Makel to slowly reveal itself, while giving the reader a fantastic grounding in the everyday lives of both the entomologist Juliet and the ants she is so obviously devoted to understanding Pat has a very distinctive style to his writing His minimalist descriptions and scene setting could leave readers used to highly detailed prose wanting, but he than makes up for this with his characters interesting and detailed dialogues, and a story that slowly unravels to a quite stunning revelation.On the surface, Antithesis is a great sci fi adventure story based solidly in hard science that Whitaker has obviously painstakingly researched But at its heart, it is a clear warning to science and humanity in general to be very careful what it meddles with However you choose to interpret Antithesis, one thing is certain by the time you finish the book I can guarantee that you will never look at the humble ant in quite the same way again.

  2. says:

    Intelligent science fiction there s a novelty No hyperspace, no big robots, no time travel, just a well thought out story about ants.Well, there s a fair bit than ants going on, although, as Whitaker clearly enjoys his research you will learn a lot about the creature that makes up possibly one fifth of all the biomass on Earth.One of the book s strengths is the sense of location Whitaker really makes Namibia come alive, and brings a sense of history and how that has affected and continues to affect local communities.If the book has a fault, then the main character is perhaps too good at her profession, morally, socially and a touching subplot about a local girl is resolved a little too quickly.The ants are the stars of the story, Whitaker keeps it tight and efficient much like the insects themselves.

  3. says:

    The pacing was just too slow for me, which is strange considering how short the book is.

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