Control the brain
you control the world …
A pandemic is racing through our world, changing people subtly but irrevocably. The first sign for some is losing their faith. For others it comes as violent outpourings of creativity, reckless driving and seeing visions. Scientist Charlotte Zinn is close to a cure when her partner becomes infected. Overnight her understanding of the disease is turned upside down. Should she change the path of evolution?
As Australia is torn apart, journalist Brigid Bayliss is determined to uncover the dark truth behind the religious response to the outbreak. Brigid and Charlotte find themselves on the frontline of a world splintering into far left and far right, with unexpected power to change the course of history. But at what cost?
Dark, thrilling and compulsively readable, The Second Cure is a provocative debut novel about control, courage and belief.
Margaret is interviewed by thinker, writer and all-round brainbox Tim Dunlop, in a wide-ranging and I hope interesting conversation on his Patreon.
The Second Cure is longlisted for the Davitt Awards
The Second Cure is a finalist for the 2019 Norma K Hemming Award
The Second Cure has been shortlisted for the 2019 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Bunya Productions has optioned the screenrights to The Second Cure for a six part miniseries, with Margaret Morgan attached as screenwriter