Space Boy Hardcover – Aug 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
Hugo- and Nebula-winner Card (Speaker for the Dead) gives a familiar childish fear a science fiction spin in this youthful tale of a monster in the closet. The monster here is a wormhole that serves as a conduit to an alien world. Four years earlier, young Jared claimed he saw his mother get snatched away by it when she stepped into his bedroom closet. When older brother Todd sees proof that Jared wasn't just fantasizing, Jared and his family have to find a way for Todd to travel to the menacing other world and bring his mom back. Card works both pathos and humor into this tale of a family pulling together to rescue one of their own, producing a story more pleasing than its slight plot might suggest. (Aug.)
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P.S. If you're looking for the Escape from Earth anthology, there are a bunch of used copies right here for less than $5. The anthology is edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois, and the full title of the book is "Escape From Earth New Adventures in Space."
I really liked this book and was surprised to find it signed by the author, because when I ordered it I was just excited to get a new OSC story. When I opened it I saw the price was for signed edition, and thought that was an extra plus. This is also a nicely bound edition making it a nice gift for any OSC fan.
This is a much lighter read than any other OSC I have read, it is just a fun little book, so enjoy!
Bought this book for him and it is perfect. Since it was for someone else's son, I had to read it first -- to make sure it wasn't like so many of the offerings for this age group --> full of language that is not appropriate and topics best left to high school.
It uses a few anatomically correct words -- which I had to check with the Mom about -- but the story is uplifting and presents "boy as hero".
Fine youth science fiction!
Recommended by an old SciFi Guy!
old boy. It's the kind of book that could start a lifelong interest
in reading. It's not badly written either.