Losers in Space
It is the year 2129 . . . and fame is all that matters Susan and her friends are celebutantes. Their lives are powered by media awareness, fed by engineered meals, and underscored by cynicism. Everyone has a rating; the more viewers who ID you, the better. So Susan and her almost-boyfriend... show more
It is the year 2129 . . . and fame is all that matters Susan and her friends are celebutantes. Their lives are powered by media awareness, fed by engineered meals, and underscored by cynicism. Everyone has a rating; the more viewers who ID you, the better. So Susan and her almost-boyfriend Derlock cook up a surefire plan: the nine of them will visit a Mars-bound spaceship and stow away. Their survival will be a media sensation, boosting their ratings across the globe. There's only one problem: Derlock is a sociopath. Breakneck narrative, pointed cultural commentary, warm heart, accurate science, a kickass heroine, and a ticking clock . . . who could ask for more?
Publish date: April 12th 2012
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 436
Edition language: English
Three days and I made it, like, 50 pages in. And I just don't care. When there are better, more interesting books calling to me from the coffee table, I just can't justify muddling through something that can't hold my attention for longer than 15 or so pages at a time.Sorry "Losers," maybe next ti...
I had a weird likability progression with Losers. The beginning completely turned me off, the middle was interesting, and the ending riveted me. No joke, but if the epilogue was a full length novel I would be itching to get my hands on it. Most of the rest of the book, not so much. Th initial charac...
You can almost feel the premise of this book and the story John Barnes wanted to tell crashing against current market forces. He's written a hard SF "teens in space" YA novel with echoes of Heinlein, and today, it's estimated that somewhere around 80% of YA readers are girls. I am not saying girls c...
What's great is discovering a book you absolutely love, and then finding out the author has written 30 other books!
This was an interesting hard science-fiction book. In fact, the intro talks about the difference between hard and soft science-fiction. The book has an unusual structure. There are "Notes for the Interested" that are worked into the story which explains the science behind what's going on. It interru...