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20 October 2016
The Invisible War


The Booked Out team are this week spotlighting our talented author, Ailsa Wild. The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales, is a graphic novel about a heroic Australian nurse in WW1.

The book follows Annie’s story as she selflessly battles death and disease on the Western Front. As fate strikes, she also contracts dysentery. A war without and a war within. The Invisible War is a science adventure featuring trillions of microbes on a journey to the center of the gut!

The book (created by Briony Barr & Gregory Crocetti) was written by Ailsa and illustrated by Ben Hutchings in collaboration with art-science collective Free Scale Network and Jeremy Barr, a microbiologist from Monash University.


Dorian Sagan (yes, son of Carl Sagan!) ecological philosopher, award winning author and science writer has written an in-depth review of The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales that can be found here.

Congratulations Ailsa and all the team! An amazing achievement!

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