Paperback: ISBN 978-1-877557-16-3
US$14.95, 247 pages
eBook: ISBN 978-1-877557-09-5
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Short-listed for ‘Best Adult Novel’, Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2009
Antithesis is a departure for me as it is “proper” science-fiction, albeit set in the present and on Earth.
The idea was inspired by the 1950 sci-fi movie “Them!”, as it was so bad I thought I’d try and do something more 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 more conscious of our place in the cosmos.
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“Pat Whitaker’s first book, ANTITHESIS, is a story about an American female entomologist, more specifically, a myrmecologist — one who studies ants. Through her research in ant communications, Juliet Monk becomes engrossed in the tale of a fellow scientist who has disappeared into the wilds of Namibia. .... more
Ivan Turner, Author, 2010
“I enjoyed ANTITHESIS. I felt the premise was very interesting (I love stories about ants) although I did think that the main character was a bit flat. The only other criticism I had with the book is that I didn’t think the author spent enough time resolving the main plot thread …. more
Paul Jones, Author, 2011
“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 …. more