We read this debut novel by Briohny Doyle for our speculative fiction book club. It is set in a not-too-distant future when environmental catastrophe is completely normal and immersive cinema about disaster is the most popular entertainment. The protagonist is Max Galleon, a filmmaker and family man who can’t remember anything without his implanted digital archive.

The story unfolds as Pitcairn Island sinks into the Pacific.


Briohny Doyle is a Melbourne-based writer and academic. Her work has appeared in publications like The Lifted Brow, The Age, Overland, Going Down Swinging and Meanjin, among others, and she has performed her work at the Sydney Festival and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.