Nick Lake

10-12 years
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05 October 2017
480 pages

The Martian for teens - an epic, highly original space thriller with real science and heartbreaking beauty.

Leo has never set foot on Earth. Born and raised with twins Orion and Libra on the Moon 2 Space Station, they have grown up together in the most extraordinary of ways.

Now, they are preparing to make their first trip home - their first journey to Earth. But Leo, Orion and Libra cannot possibly imagine the irreversible consequences that their return will set into motion...

An exciting read, full of suspense.

The School Librarian

a timeworn science fiction scenario is brought back to full brightness, aiming its tight-beamed questions with the intensity of borrowed light...The book's depiction of an Earth both familiar and strange (and a satellite in which engineered sterility is pervaded by tenderness), its thrilling, audaciously unlikely denouement, and its ethical and philosophical conundrums are all communicated via Leo's truncated, syncopated diction.

Times Literary Supplement

This is extraordinary science fiction, as diverse and humane as Iain M Banks at his best

The Guardian