Cally Black's first young adult novel won the Ampersand Prize. It wasn't the first novel she'd written, and it wasn't the first draft that made it through to the printers. She's been working on writing for a long time. Cally Black's universe is filled with stories from her childhood on hill country sheep stations to youthful backpacking adventures to more recent motorbike rides across the USA, but it's stories set in future worlds that fascinate her most. And while she loves science and technology and the way they shape our future, what really grabs her attention is the people, especially those left on the fringes of society. Cally works in education and lives in Melbourne with her family and a slightly nutty dog.
In the Dark Spaces poses an interesting moral question -
just who are the monsters? And it allows the reader to make their
own decision in that regard. There are dark and disturbing moments
here, but there is light as well.
There is no end of drama and excitement here. The story is fast paced and full of action, and even in its quieter moments is fraught with tension. * http://www.nicolehasread.com/ *