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Aaron Hughes

The Violent Science

Life is pretty uneventful for seventeen-year-old Warren Avery, getting through his final year of school in damp, windy Southway, an isolated forest town. He studies hard, less from passion than duty, and longs for something to happen that might bring some excitement to his dull days.

But then a mysterious stranger arrives in town to set up a secret research facility and, recognising Warren’s flair for science, asks him to come and work there. He jumps at the chance, but is there more to this research than meets the eye? Troubling things start to happen around town and Warren realises that not only is the world not as black and white as he thought, the choices he is faced with may be a matter of life and death.




About the Author

Aaron Hughes was born and raised in the timber town of Manjimup in the south-west of Western Australia. Pursuing a fascination with science, he left the karri trees of his home town to study genetics in Perth, but the course ended up killing his passion for the subject.

Remembering the blistering remark of an English teacher that ‘no one except Aaron should ever attempt creative writing again’, he returned to Manjimup to write the book that had been swimming around in his head for years. Nucleus: The Violent Science is the first in a series of thrilling young adult sci-fi novels that follow the real-world and moral journeys of Warren Avery.



Nucleus: The Violent Science by Aaron Hughes
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ISBN: 978-1-925952-94-0
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 358 pages
RRP: $29.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Fiction
Distribution: Contact Vivid