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About the book
  • Published: 15 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780552574655
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

Small-Minded Giants




Futuristic thriller-adventure set in a volatile environment of restricted energy and resources.

Beyond the huge domed roof of Ash Harbour, a city built inside a hollowed-out mountain, deadly storms and Arctic temperatures have stripped the Earth bare. Resources are limited and access to power is all-important. Sinister bodies reign supreme, undercover operations are rife and every move is monitored by the Clockworkers and Dark-Day Fatalists. When sixteen-year-old Sol Wheat's father goes missing and is accused of murder, Sol sets out to find out why, and in doing so uncovers the harsh reality behind Ash Harbour.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780552574655
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Oisin McGann

Born in Dublin in 1973, Oisín McGann spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. Art college ruined any chance he had of getting a real job, so when he left in 1992, he set himself up as a freelance illustrator. In 1998 he moved to London, and through no fault of his own he ended up working in advertising as an art director and copy writer. After three and a half years he began to fear for his immortal soul. He returned to Ireland in the summer of 2002 much as he had left it - with no job, no home and some meagre savings.

Ever the optimist, he now works once more as an illustrator and mercenary artist by day and escapist writer by night.

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Praise for Small-Minded Giants

“A gripping dystopian thriller, with echoes of A Clockwork Orange, has plenty of action to thrill teenage readers”

Nikki Gamble, The Bookseller

“McGann's effective dystopic vision is backed by superb storytelling and should prove his breakthrough book”

John Newman, Publishing News

“Small-Minded Giants zips along at break-neck pace, each short, action-packed scene feeding into the next, ideal for teen readers . . . McGann's direct, gritty style of writing certainly packs a punch”

Sarah Webb, Irish Independent

“Highly visual and exciting . . . dystopian vision that is expertly crafted”

Becky Stradwick, Borders, Publishing News

“Fights, flights and regular plot twists”

Mary Hoffman, TES

“A compelling, compulsive, atmospheric story . . . The movie is already rolling in my head”

Niall MacMonagle, Irish Times

“Zips along at break-neck pace, each short, action-packed scene feeding into the next, ideal for teen readers with Playstation attention spans . . . McGann's direct, gritty style of writing certainly packs a punch”

Sarah Webb, Irish Independent


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