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The disasters

by England, M. K.,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 14 copies
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Summary


The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure by debut author M. K. England.

Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it's not exactly a surprise when he's kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours. But Nax's one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy.

Nax and three other washouts escape--barely--but they're also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.

On the run, Nax and his fellow failures plan to pull off a dangerous heist to spread the truth. Because they may not be "Academy material," and they may not even get along, but they're the only ones left to step up and fight.

Full of high-stakes action, subversive humor, and underdogs becoming heroes, this YA sci-fi adventure is perfect for fans of Illuminae, Heart of Iron, or the cult classic TV show Firefly and is also a page-turning thrill ride that anyone--not just space nerds--can enjoy.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "England's debut sf adventure has much to recommend: nonstop cinematic action, unabashed embracing of STEM (video games to physics), strong feminist messages, and great diversity of characters (in ethnicity as well as gender and sexual identity). When hotshot pilot Nasir Alexander Hall (Nax) is rejected from Ellis Station Academy, he meets three other rejects while waiting for a shuttle home: British would-be politician Rion, genius navigator Case, and Russian-Kazakhstani soccer star and med student Zinaida. A sudden massacre of station personnel inspires the four to flee the station in a stolen shuttle. Crash-landing on a nearby colony, they are rescued by Asra Haque, who has her own reasons for wanting to leave the colony and have access to an amazingly fast ship. So begins a wild journey to save Earth from a nefarious plot and secure their own freedom and futures. The five form tight bonds, and a satisfying happy ending hints at more adventures of the VSS Swift Kick to come. Fans of Firefly, Star Wars, and space westerns will be happy to hear it.--Debbie Carton Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Heroes -- Fiction.
Space colonies -- Fiction.
Space flight -- Fiction.
Terrorism -- Fiction.
Theft -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Romance fiction.
Science fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 352 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062657671
0062657674
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