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Apollo's Outcasts - Allen Steele
Apollo's Outcasts
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Jamey Barlowe has been crippled since childhood, the result of being born on the Moon. He lives his life in a wheelchair, only truly free when he is in the water. But then Jamey's father sends him, along with five other kids, back to the Moon to escape a political coup d'├ętat that has occurred... show more
Jamey Barlowe has been crippled since childhood, the result of being born on the Moon. He lives his life in a wheelchair, only truly free when he is in the water. But then Jamey's father sends him, along with five other kids, back to the Moon to escape a political coup d'├ętat that has occurred overnight in the United States. Moreover, one of the other five refugees is more than she appears.Their destination is the mining colony Apollo.Jamey will have to learn a whole new way to live, one that entails walking for the first time in his life. It won't be easy and it won't be safe. But Jamey is determined to make it as a member of Lunar Search and Rescue, also known as the Rangers. This job is always risky but could be even more dangerous if the new US president makes good on her threat to launch a military invasion. Soon Jamey is front and center in a political and military struggle stretching from the Earth to the Moon.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781616146863 (1616146869)
ASIN: 1616146869
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
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Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
4.0
Ah, this is more like it. For those of you who miss those Heinlein juveniles, Apollo's Outcasts is perfectly billed as a successor to books like Starman Jones and Have Space Suit -- Will Travel. And look, is it too much to ask for some boy-centered YA now and then? This was a great juvenile hard SF ...
fossumcarl
fossumcarl rated it
5.0 Apollo's Outcasts
Allen Steele's first foray into the Young Adult market does not disappoint. It has everything that Steele does so well in it. Believable, likeable characters, a crackerjack plot the ability to explain technology and a way to weave expostion into plot in such a way as to not damage the momentum of th...
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