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McConaghy, Charlotte

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1988-    ) Australian author much of whose work has been fantasy for Young Adult readers. Her third series, The Cure sequence, beginning with The Fury (2014 ebook) [all volumes later issued in print form], is set in a Near FutureDystopian world where the eponymous Drug, injected annually, eliminates all anger in those subjected to it. But as some form of anger is intimately wedded to other forms of human emotion and conation, the world created is desolate. But love and rebelliousness cannot be thwarted forever, it is argued.

Of perhaps greater sf interest, and seemingly composed for adults, the Near Future Migrations (2020; vt The Last Migration 2021) follows its narrator's trek across the Pacific as she tracks pelagic terns who may lead the expedition to a region where there are still living fish. McConaghy's impassioned evocation of worlds at the brink of extinction (see Ecology) is relatively unimpaired by an accompanying family romance. [JC]

Charlotte McConaghy

born ?Sydney, New South Wales: 8 October 1988



The Strangers of Paragor

  • Arrival (Fitzroy, Victoria: Black Dog Books, 2009) [Strangers of Paragor: pb/]
  • Descent (Fitzroy, Victoria: Black Dog Books, 2010) [Strangers of Paragor: pb/]

The Chronicles of Kaya

  • Avery (North Sydney, New South Wales: Random House Australia/Random Romance/Bantam, 2013) [ebook: Chronicles of Kaya: na/]
  • Thorne (North Sydney, New South Wales: Random House Australia, 2014) [ebook: Chronicles of Kaya: na/]
  • Isadora (North Sydney, New South Wales: Random House Australia Children's Books, 2016) [ebook: Chronicles of Kaya: na/]

The Cure

  • The Fury (Sydney, New South Wales: Pan Macmillan Australia/Momentum, 2014) [Cure: pb/Matt O'Keefe]
  • Melancholy (Sydney, New South Wales: Pan Macmillan Australia/Momentum, 2015) [Cure: pb/Matt O'Keefe]
  • Limerence (Sydney, New South Wales: Pan Macmillan Australia/Momentum, 2016) [Cure: pb/Matt O'Keefe]

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