Losers in Space

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Viking, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 433 pages
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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?

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In the near future, nobody works. Everybody receives enough to live on, and if you want more, you need some form of celebrity. A group of self-styled losers, children of celebrities, need to make ... Read full review

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In the year 2167 a group of high school (more or less) "moes", trying to become socially relevant, stow away on a space ship to Mars. Then they find that life has become VERY real VERY fast. This is a wonderful story with some pretty good characters and neat twists. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

John Barnes is the author of Tales of the Madman Underground, as well as many science fiction novels for adults. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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