About the Author
Ray O’Ryan has loved space stories ever since he watched the very first episode of Star Trek
. He loves to imagine what traveling across the galaxy might be like and is a bit jealous of Galaxy Zack in this regard. Ray lives in the beautiful Catskill Mountains in upstate New York with his wife and two lovable, zany cats named Stitch and The Way.
Colin Jack is originally from Vancouver, Canada, and has illustrated several children’s books. He currently works at DreamWorks Animation as a story artist and character designer and lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two sons.
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Chapter 1 Play Ball!
Zack Nelson and his friend Drake Taylor sat in the home stadium of the Creston City Comets. A bright orange field spread out below them.
“Okay, Drake,” Zack said. “I know I’m still the new kid on Nebulon. And I’ve never seen a galactic blast game before, but I have one question: Where are the players?”
Drake smiled and pointed to both sides of the field.
Zack looked down and saw two teams of robots. Suddenly a whistle blew, and all the robots scrambled out onto the field.
“So people don’t play galactic blast? Robots do?” Zack asked.
“The robots pitch and hit and run and field,” explained Drake. “But people operate the robots using remote control units.”