Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll was born in Dublin, Ireland, and left school at the age of sixteen to work as a postman. In 1987 he joined the Irish Science Fiction Association and was soon invited to become editor of their fiction magazine FTL. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Irish Writers’ Union and spent two years as editor of its regular newsletter Final Draft. He now writes full-time, having published a number of science fiction, fantasy and romance novels in Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S. In addition to his novels, he has published many award-winning short stories and articles, and continues to contribute regular articles, stories, and graphics to newspapers, science fiction and fantasy magazines, including SFX, First Contact, The Brentford Mercury, Albedo One and Phase. He also contributes to comics, such as 2000 AD, Judge Dredd Megazine, Solar Wind, FutureQuake and Zarjaz, as well as numerous Web sites. He has also written and performed plays for stage and radio. His work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Swedish and Polish. His latest novel, Superhuman, is a prequel to Carroll’s award-winning Quantum Prophecy series, and will be published by Philomel.

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Stronger: A Superhuman Clash

Strongerby Michael Carroll

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” —Nietzsche

All Gethin Rao wants is to break through the prison’s stone walls, to flee the armed guards, to return to his old life. But he knows that even if he can find a way to escape, he cannot escape what he is.

He is thirteen feet tall. Hairless. Blue-skinned.

His captors see him only as a monster, a rampaging supervillain with inhuman strength and a temper to match. They call him Brawn. They don’t care about truth. They don’t care about the person he is inside.

He is twelve years old—and very, very scared.

His captors don’t understand that his fear will not last forever. In time, it will be replaced with anger and determination.

He is certain that one day he will escape. And then . . . And then they’ll understand.

Michael Carroll’s critically acclaimed Super Human trilogy comes to an earth-shattering climax with a decades-spanning adventure that ties directly into the Quantum Prophecy trilogy and will leave readers clamoring for more.

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Published in Young Adult/Children's

The Ascension: A Super Human Clash

The Ascension: A Super Human Clashby Michael Caroll

They'd done it. Not only had Roz, Abby, Lance, and Thunder survived their first battle with a super villain, they'd defeated him. Krodin was dead, and they had saved the world. Now everything could go back to normal-good old, boring normal. School. Parents. Friends.

But three weeks later, the world suddenly changes. The United States is under martial law, the people are little more than drones, and where Central Park should be there now stands a massive glass-and-steel building, home to the all-powerful Chancellor.

In Michael Carroll's follow-up to the acclaimed Super Human, the world has been remade in the Chancellor's image, and it's about to get much much worse. Only this young band of heroes has a chance of stopping him, but can they return the world to what it was, or will they be stranded in this alternate world forever?

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Published in Young Adult/Children's

Super Human

by Michael Carroll

Four thousand years ago the world’s first super human walked the earth. Possessing the strength of one hundred men, skin impervious to attack, and the ability to read minds, this immortal being used his power to conquer and enslave nations. Now plans are in motion that will transport this super human to the present, where he’ll usher in a new age of tyranny unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Determined to stand against them, using powers they’ve only just begun to master, is a ragtag group of young heroes. For them this first test may be their greatest . . . and last.

Published in Young Adult/Children's