Project Hemisphere

Antipodes Series Book 1

Fiction - Dystopia
355 Pages
Reviewed on 12/26/2022
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Author Biography

T.S. Simons is an Australian-based author of Scottish heritage. Living in the alpine region of Australia, she believes in the values of integrity, sustainability, and community in a world where we place greater value on possessions than people. She enjoys posing philosophical questions that make readers think and reflect on the world we live in.

The Antipodes series addresses the question—if we gave young people the opportunity to start over, would they replicate the mistakes of the past?

She holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees, post-graduate qualifications in governance and management, and is an accredited company director. She is an Australia Reads Ambassador and enjoys reading, travelling, mythology, and snow skiing while attempting to live as sustainably as possible. She is owned by a standard schnauzer and three rescue cats who co-manage her household. Recently, she added a fox-red labrador puppy to the madness. Her partner wishes he had agreed to alpacas.

The Antipodes series comprises Project Hemisphere, The Space Between, Infinity, Circle of Protection, and Sessrumnir.

The 45th Parallel, which extends on the Antipodes series, will be released in 2023. This series comprises The 45th Parallel, Orenda, and Bifrost. She is working on an as-yet-untitled fourth book in this series.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Cecelia Hopkins for Readers' Favorite

Antipodes by T.S. Simons sees Campbell Mackintosh urged by his sister, Sorcha, to attend an information session regarding a virus that is threatening the global population. As Campbell fills out the questionnaires and undergoes a battery of tests, it becomes evident this is no ordinary session. He is selected to join an elite group of students within a “permanent geodesic dome” on a remote island. Although this means leaving his family, his mother is adamant Campbell ought to preserve their heritage. Encased within the controlled environment, the settlers attempt to rebuild society. Campbell develops a relationship with the beautiful Freyja, but, after she disappears, the others view him with suspicion. There is no visible way out of the dome but Campbell needs to solve the mystery.

Antipodes by T.S. Simons is hypothetical science-based fiction. I liked the way the relevant theories were worked out and supported by footnotes. I also appreciated the liberties taken with known technology to make the story speculative. The protagonist, Campbell, suffered from anxiety and experienced migraines, making him vulnerable and relatable. I was curious to see how the new community would develop and whether the disease would destroy the outer world. I was also curious as to where the author was going to take the social experiment aspect of the story. I was excited to find a few wild-card events thrown into the plot that allowed the main character to become an explorer and find his true place in the new world order. Antipodes by T.S. Simons will definitely interest the reader who likes dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction.