• Pages:208
  • Publisher:Cormorant Books
  • Series: The Children of Oculum
  • Themes:dystopia, environment, science fiction
  • Available:09/01/2018
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
As far as Miranda1 knows, there is one world: Oculum. Its dome, its walls and its garden are all there is. That's what the residents have been taught since birth. But William1 shows her something: a door in Oculum's wall. And if there is a door, there must be something on the other side…

What they don't know is that there is a shattered world outside where a ragged few, such as Mannfred, Cranker and their friends, struggle to survive among the ruins. These people have heard of a paradise within Oculum. And they, too, have found a door.
“This is a thoughtful, environmental re-working of The Tempest and Brave New World intended to challenge today's youth.”
– Resource Links
“Well-written and an imaginative description of a future world struggling to survive, Oculum ends on a positive note, and the book should appeal to both boys and girls in search of adventure.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Its rich world-building and determined characters give it an originality that sets it apart from similar stories.”
– Quill & Quire
“A gripping, dystopian page-turner that leaves you on the edge of your seat, hanging on to every word.”
– Mensa
Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards - Diamond Willow   | 2019  |  Short-listed
Forest of Reading - Silver Birch Fiction Award   | 2020  |  Short-listed